Gas Consumption per Day: U.S. verse Rest of World [pic]

It is not a secret that our reliance on gas/oil/petroleum (what have you) is putting us in the hands of countries in the Middle East.  This chart demonstrates our consumption compared to the rest of the world…it’s pretty remarkable.  Yes, I am aware of the different factors (such as size), but this is kind of rediculous.  No matter, we will continue down this path until we (or some other country) develops an alternative fuel source (since petroleum is a non-renewable resource that we are running out of fast). 

Advertisements

One Response

  1. We are not running out of oil. We are running a little lower on cheap oil. There is decades worth of oil trapped in some sandy areas that could be cost-effectively recovered if prices go a bit higher.

    Note how cheap Iran’s gas is. A good economic or physical blockade could seriously impact their ability to keep the citizenry happy with cheap gas. I recommend trying it.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: