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Oct192011

U.S. Oil Consumption infographic

The United States Oil Consumption infographic from the Christensen Law Firm looks at the massive amounts of oil we use in this country.  Where does it come from?  How do we use it?  How does the U.S. compare to the rest of the world?

Have you ever asked yourself how much you actually know about the oil you use? Many politicians and media outlets discuss U.S. oil consumption as if the average American understands what the reality of U.S. oil habits are and the extent of our dependence on foreign oil sources. U.S. Oil Usage is an attempt to educate the average person about where U.S. oil comes from, how it is being used and how U.S. consumption compares with that of other major oil consumers. The information is both shocking and concerning!

I think the first doughnut chart that breaks down the imports by country, should have included the domestic oil as well to put the imports into proper context.  We don’t get 21% of our oil from Canada, we get 21% of our imported oil from Canada.  That’s a difference that could be misinterpreted by the reader.

Personally, I thought more of the oil was used by the airline industry, but automotive is completely dominant.

Thanks to Jake for sending in the link!

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Reader Comments (4)

This only tracks gasoline consumption. What about other uses of oil, such as industrial, residential, commercial?
October 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnita Bower
I like the sequential layout. Easy to follow, easy to understand.
October 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVlad
US is one of the progressive country in the whole world, and that's why private cars increases and oil consumption also increase.
December 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterplumbing
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