Monday, August 6, 2012
Feeling a Little Gassy?
Credit: Nelson Hsu / NPR
As I was filling up my car with gasoline, it all of a sudden dawned on me -- oh, wait! I'm supposed to be buying only goods made in the USA this month. What about gas?
So, where DO we get our gas/oil from?
As you can see by the above graph, it's certainly not where I thought we were getting it. We always hear about the Middle East when it comes to oil, but they only account for 12.9 percent -- a whopping 87.1 percent comes from other places.
Most of our oil comes from right here in the old US of A. Yay, us! Who else is right in the mix? Canada. You've got to watch them. Those sneaky Canadians are just getting ready to take over the world.
On the upside, about 79 percent of all the oil is refined right here in America.
Posted by Lois at 9:08 AM