Save a Million Barrels of Oil Today

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It’s estimated that if US drivers slowed down a little, kept their tires inflated to the proper pressure (check your owner’s manual or the information placard attached to the vehicle door edge, door post, glove-box door, or inside of the trunk lid), and reduced their driving by 5%, US oil consumption would drop by 1.3 millions barrels a day.

That’s almost twice the best case estimate of oil that could come from drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).

“According to Julius Pretterebner, a vehicles and alternative-fuels expert at Cambridge Energy Research Associates, a consultancy that does a lot of work for the oil companies, how fast people drive and how quickly they accelerate is responsible for 10% to 30% of fuel consumption.”

Source: CNNMoney

Tag(s): Cars and Transportation, Energy, Money Saving

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One Response to “Save a Million Barrels of Oil Today”

  1. Andrew Peters on August 13th, 2008 3:18 pm

    I just discovered this post today and thought you might be interested in some information about the current energy crunch. Here at The Wilderness Society, we’ve been compiling quite a lot of info that you might find useful for a future post. Hopefully we can talk a little more about the opportunities via email. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

    In the meantime, you might want to check out a couple links:
    http://www.wilderness.org/gasprices/
    http://wilderness.org/Library/Documents/upload/ExpertsOnOilPrices.pdf

    Best,
    Andy

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