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Oil Consumption

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The Main Change In American Eating Since 2000

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 09.25.2013 | Healthy Living

The American diet, as a whole, changes at a glacial pace. Most individuals eat more or less the same thing, week in, week out, adding new staples and ...

Drop in Oil Consumption Signals Power of Free Market

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

The large bulk of oil consumption is from transportation, and as laid out in painful detail on SmartPlanet, the drop is not due to greater vehicle efficiency. So what is driving this drop?

U.S. Transportation System Still Running On Oil

Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

America's planes, trains and motor vehicles consume 13.6 million barrels of oil each day. Despite rising interest in alternative fuels, 93 percent of ...

America's Weakening Thirst for Oil Is Houston's Growing Problem

James Turner | Posted 12.16.2012 | Business
James Turner

Oil companies have a secret. Or rather, there's a crucial fact that they'd prefer you didn't know. Right now it's taken as gospel that America needs increasing amounts of oil, and that drilling here in the U.S. will help provide it.

The State Of U.S. Oil Production, Addiction

Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics

Since mid-2009, more than 1,100 new oil rigs have begun pumping in the United States, or about one new rig per day. Even though domestic oil productio...

Eco Etiquette: How Do I Store Produce Without Plastic?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 09.24.2012 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. I started shopping at my ...

"Drill, baby, drill" Is Coming to Indian Country

Tim Giago | Posted 07.06.2012 | Politics
Tim Giago

The oil impact prompted Hall to ask Congress for housing to support a new health facility, funds to address the severe damage that oil and gas development has caused to the roads on the reservation.

Of Oil Prices and Elephants

David Burwell | Posted 06.16.2012 | Green
David Burwell

The debate over gas prices is a parlor game played out in Washington at the start of the driving season every spring. Let's see if we can parse the arguments made by the proponents of the various "truths" about gasoline prices.

China's Global Shopping Spree: Is the World's Future Resource Map Tilting East?

Michael T. Klare | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael T. Klare

Hard-hit by the global recession, the United States has experienced a marked decline in the consumption of oil and other key industrial materials. Not so China.

Edward Burtynsky Oil Exhibit: Examining Our Crude Oil Consumption

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Edward Burtynsky Oil exhibit is on display now until December 13, 2009 at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. This exhibit features l...

Oil and a Never-Ending Recession

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

Higher oil prices mean recessions, recessions mean less consumption, then lower oil prices, which leads to less exploration and supply, which leads to higher oil prices and recession again.

World Must Brace For Oil Beyond $150

Reuters | Alastair Sharp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Oil's meteoric rise since the start of the year to nearly $150 has distressed consumers and policy makers the world over, but the stark reality is pri...

Oil Continues To Be King

New York Times | PHYLLIS KORKKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This year, there was plenty of talk about reducing oil consumption, but let's face it: a lot of it was probably hot air. So it should come as no surpr...