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.