Oil Consumption by The Numbers

As fuel prices continue to rise (average per gallon price of diesel $4.078, higest in 12 years), it may be interesting to take a look at some facts regarding oil consumption. See below.

Oil Consumption by the Numbers

  • The United States gets 40% of its engery from oil
  • The average American spends 6% of their gross income on gasoline
  • The United States is the largest consumer of oil in the world and the 3rd largest producer of oil in the world
  • The average truck pays over $40,000 annually in taxes
  • Trucking industry accounts for 12.8% of all fuel purchased
  • World consumes 30 billion barrels of oil a year
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