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AMERICA'S GLOBAL DEPENDENCY FOR NEARLY EVERYTHING
Friday, May 28, 2010
The oil leak
With total U.S. oil consumption at 19,714,000 barrels a day (May 21, 2010), the leak at 15,000 barrels per day would take 1,314 days (more than 3½ years) to equal one single day of U.S. oil consumption.
The point is not to belittle the disaster—it's an awful thing—but rather to point out the gargantuan scale of U.S. oil consumption.