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;
9,286,000 barrels/day (390 million gallons/day)
Works out to:
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
Probably butchering a couple calculations, but that isn’t doing much for the energy crisis, Try again.
So we can’t inflate our way to cheaper gas? Darn.
It would be funny if it wasn’t so serious.