U.S. becoming less dependent on foreign oil: Why is that, anyway?
- 5 million number of barrels per day the U.S. increased its oil consumption by between 1980 and 2005
- 1 million number of barrels per day the U.S. is projected to increase its consumption by between 2010 and 2035 source
» Don’t start fracking in your backyard just yet: While increased instances of hydrofracking on (well, literally in) U.S. soil have helped decrease any reliance on oil from the Middle East — which only comprises 10% of our consumption anyway — the bigger help is increased fuel economy, among other energy efficiency measures being taken. Heck, the more energy-efficient our cars are, the less oil we need from anywhere.
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