Alternative transportation - key to reducing oil use
3 years ago
Here is some information about the USA's oil use that shows that people's personal travel there uses an awful lor of oil: http://www.grist.org/article/how-we-can-end-our-addiction-to-oil and http://www.care2.com/news/member/410531040/1594112 . You can see that 47% of oil use is for passenger travel, and 18% is for freight (hauling goods). It's for 2000 but should be a reasonable indication of what's happening today. Those two figures add up to almost two-thirds of US oil use. So alternative transportation (and perhaps staying local more, and buying local) is key to reducing America's oil dependence.
3 years ago
Check it out http://www.indexmundi.com/australia/oil_consumption.html Definitely nothing to be proud of here :( 2003 - 796,500 barrels per/day 2009 - 966,200 barrels per/day We are number #20 on the shame list of oil usage in the world. How embarrassing. Here's the link, see where your country ranks: http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/ene_oil_con-energy-oil-consumption The least amount of oil usage per/day is in these places: # 200 Dominica: 850.5 bbl/day 2006 # 201 Comoros: 712.3 bbl/day 2006 = 202 Vanuatu: 660 bbl/day 2006 = 202 São Tomé and Príncipe: 660 bbl/day 2006 # 204 British Virgin Islands: 650 bbl/day 2006 # 205 Saint Pierre and Miquelon: 560 bbl/day 2006 # 206 Montserrat: 505.5 bbl/day 2006 # 207 Cook Islands: 463.7 bbl/day 2006 # 208 Montenegro: 450 bbl/day 2004 # 209 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas): 252.3 bbl/day 2006 # 210 Kiribati: 232.4 bbl/day 2006 # 211 Turks and Caicos Islands: 80 bbl/day 2006 # 212 Saint Helena: 60 bbl/day 2006 # 213 Niue: 20 bbl/day 2006 Please note, not all are 3rd or 4th world countries! In fact many are westernized islands.