- About 85 million barrels of petroleum a day is produced in the entire world.
- The United States consumes about 21 million barrels of petroleum every day.
- The US thus consumes about a fourth of the supply, even though it has only 5 percent of the world's population.
- The US only produces about 7.5 million barrels a day,so it has to import some 13 million.
- Two-thirds of US consumption is used for transportation
- Japan uses one half the oil of the USA for the same industrial output.