Sitting on a plane next to an oil stock analyst, he pulled out these numbers for me:
Each American uses 7.885 tons of oil per person per year.
That's 3,842 gallons a year. Per person (count the kids too).
U.S. 7.885 tons of oil per person per year
The young man predicted oil supplies would become increasingly tighter, but of course he didn't see a decline in cars. On other hand, when Rita hit Houston, he left his auto sitting in favor of a private jet to evacuate.......