Wednesday, October 17, 2007



  • 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.

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