According to recently-released government data, the US is currently using an average of 9.347 million barrels of oil per day.
CORRECTION: According to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Agency, the above figure of 9.347 million barrels per day represents gasoline consumption only. During the same period, overall crude oil consumption was 20.253 million barrels per day.
- “Gas Prices Spur Drivers to Cut Use to Five-Year Low,” The Wall Street Journal, July 10, 2008.
- FOR CORRECTION: Weekly Petroleum Status Report – Highlights, Energy Information Administration, retrieved August 5, 2008