Popular myth is that the U.S. is sucking up all the crude oil for energy and destroying the planet.
Guess what? We’re not and Americans should be proud with how steady and efficient we are with our crude oil consumption.
Here’s what we consumed in 2015 via U.S. Energy Information Administration:
In 2015, the United States consumed a total of 7.08 billion barrels of petroleum products, an average of about 19.4 million barrels per day.
IndexMundi.com has a chart showing almost 35 years of oil consumption by Americans. The consumption has stayed within the 16-19 mbp range for over 3 decades.
America maintained optimal crude oil consumption while adding over 90 million people to its population since 1980.
Cheer up America, you’re not killing the earth like some claim.