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US miles traveled are down 5.6% from last year.

All other things equal, i.e. no change in miles per gallon of vehicles.  This means US oil consumption is down 1.1 million barrels daily over the same period last year.  And this is without calculating in any efficiency change in the US vehicle fleet.

The thing I worry about is that gas is now near $2/gallon where I am (Ohio) how long before people start to travel more because gas costs less?

And I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a living wage-Billy Bragg

by ManfromMiddletown (manfrommiddletown at lycos dot com) on Mon Oct 27th, 2008 at 03:31:19 AM EST

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