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AMERICA'S GLOBAL DEPENDENCY FOR NEARLY EVERYTHING
Monday, January 25, 2010
462,000 gallons amounts to not quite one minute’s worth of oil consumption for the United States. As of October 2009, we used up (forever) 546,204 gallons every minute of every day (EIA data), and that's with US consumption down by 2 million barrels a day or so from 2007, thanks to the recession.
In terms of world oil consumption, this spill represents just over 11 seconds in the planet’s oil-guzzling day.