Friday, December 24, 2010

US gasoline use falls, never to rise again

Report: Americans using 8% less gasoline than 2006 peak, will never go up again

... Here's the hard data: Americans averaged about 8.2 million barrels of oil, or 344 gallons, per day in 2010, which is an 8-percent drop since the country's peak in 2006. Experts seem to agree that gasoline usage in the States will continue to drop – as much as 20 percent by the year 2030, despite millions of additional cars on the roads – barring any unexpected periods of economic boom or another meteoric drop in fuel prices...
 So stop bitching at us. Use by the Chinese and Indians will continue to rise, however.

Update:  Did you catch the typo in the quote?  What's a few orders of magnitude among friends?

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