The Gas Scandal Heard Around the World

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The United States is seeing higher gas prices than ever. While other political and world-related news take the spotlight, gas prices are still glaring at the everyday-American. Here are some need-to-know facts about gasoline:

  • 70% of our consumption of oil is for transportation
  • We have 4% of world’s population but use 25% of the oil
  • Our consumption of oil from driving is nearly 2 times that of China and India combined.
  • It’s worth pointing out that the top two importers of petroleum (crude oil and finished products) to the United States in 2010 were Canada (2.54 million barrels per day) and Mexico (1.25 million barrels per day).

Now, anyone can spout off facts but that doesn’t change the fact that gas prices are hurting American citizens throughout the country. We, in America, rely heavily on gasoline as a means for transportation to work, the store, school, hospital, and other important venues. What would happen if gas ran out? We compiled a scenario that shows detailed scenarios in the event of a world depletion of gasoline.

While it’s unlikely, you can never be too safe. Take a look and start plotting your survival guide.


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