Tag: gas

U.S. Gas Prices Visualized

As everyone looks for ways to save money this summer, this infographic examines the state of gas prices across the U.S., the cost breakdown of a gallon, and how your choice of automobile can affect your travel bill.

us gas prices visualized

 

Source : http://kiplinger.com/infographics/us_gas_prices_visualized/map.html

Automobile Fuel Economy and Costs [Infographic]

The cost of your vehicle may not end up being the most expensive cost you have. Depending on what kind of car you drive, fuel may end up costing nearly as much as the car! Here’s a look at some of the best and worst cars in terms of cost of fuel.

These costs are annual, and based on a driver traveling 15,000 miles a year (55% in the city and 45% on a highway). It also assumes that gas costs $2.67 per gallon.

 

gas guzzlers

Link : www.theautoinsurance.com

Oil imports to the us

Since federal limitations on domestic oil production in the 1980s, there has been a steady decline in US production. By 1994, the US was importing more than its total domestic production. Restrictions on supply help to drive up prices and unnecessarily contribute to US reliance on foreign oil.

 

As much as 66 percent of all US crude oil is imported from other countries, and the amount of oil imported from OPEC nations is roughly equal to the amount of oil produced domestically. Petroleum, natural gas and coal are the primary sources of energy consumed in the United States because they are the most energy rich resources available. So far, renewables have only been capable of providing a small portion of total energy consumption, and their contribution to energy consumption has remained limited over the last two decades. However, with increasing government and private focus on green energy sources, renewables are likely to go from strength to strength in the near future.

Just how reliant is the US on foreign oil infographic

 

(more…)