World’s “top” oil users (million barrels/day):
World’s top producers:
Total global production is 85.5 MBD, and we use 22% of it. 2/3rds of our use is for transportation. Seems obvious that if we 1) all switch back to driving Fiestas (awesome handbrake turns) and Datsun B-210s, and 2) figure out light rail, we can get finally leave the Middle East.
Interesting tidbit: a bit less than half of our ‘oil production’ is from NG products.