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The U.S. ranks 1st in oil consumption

According to the CIA Worldfact Book, in 2009 the United States used about 18.69 million barrels of oil per day. That’s enough for the U.S. rank first in that category.

<entry prepared by Jamie Lehr>

  1. 22 July 2012 at 10:31 pm

    A couple things here…Europe is not a country, so it does not fit the title of what is being gauged here…and second…Germany is part of Europe, so you can’t really count it twice for this to be accurate.

  2. Mark
    23 July 2012 at 11:26 am

    It seems your criticism ought to be directed toward the CIA, and not toward the graphic which used data from the CIA. Under the “Country Comparisons” of the CIA World Factbook, the European Union (not a country in its own right) and Germany are both listed. The student who made the chart is held faultless for including both.

  3. Seth
    20 October 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Barrels of oil, not gasoline…

  4. Mark
    20 October 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Some of the rankings were prepared by students who were new to this kind of work and not always as attentive to details as one might like. Thanks for pointing that out; it has now been fixed.

  5. 22 October 2012 at 9:15 am

    Are these figures proportional to the population? If not, they are meaningless.

  6. Mark
    22 October 2012 at 9:24 am

    The CIA must feel that the ranking is meaningful in some way.

  1. 7 March 2014 at 1:33 am

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