Obama’s Energy Math

Obama suggests we inflate out tires and get  a tune-up, improving our milage 3-4%, and reducing our dependancy on foreign oil. While this is undoubtedly a good idea, let’s do a little math…

A few stats from the Energy Information Administration;

U.S. Motor Gasoline Consumption

9,286,000 barrels/day (390 million gallons/day)

U.S. Crude Oil Imports

10,031,000 barrels/day

U.S. Crude Oil Production

5,064,000 barrels/day

Works out to:

34% Domestic

66% Import

62% Gas

Given the generous assumptions that all Americans are driving un-tuned cars with under inflated tires, and all the oil savings are taken from imports, Obama’s recommendations would not even shift the import/domestic percentages based on rounding. After adjusting everything, Domestic oil is still 34%, and foreign is still 66%.

All quantities in BBLs

10,031,000

Import

66.4525%

 371,440 Saved

9,659,560

New Import

65.6061%

5,064,000

Domestic

33.5475%

 

5,064,000

Domestic

34.3939%

15,095,000

Total

 

 

14,723,560

New Total

 

Probably butchering a couple calculations, but that isn’t doing much for the energy crisis, Try again.


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