Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


18-year low oil demand. 18 million barrels per day.

18 and I like it.

U.S. Oil Demand Fell to 18-Year Low for January, API Says – Bloomberg.



I’m Kelsie and I love Big Oil

… In 2010, he directed $63 million, a third of API’s total budget, to an outside public relations firm, Edelman, for ad campaigns, according to API’s most recent tax return. So far this year, the API has bought at least $4.3 million in broadcast ads, largely in a handful of swing states, outspending all but a few super PACs and almost every trade group, according to figures compiled by Kantar Media/Campaign Media Analysis Group.

Much, perhaps most, of that advertising is done under names like “Energy Nation,” “Energy Citizens,” “EnergyTomorrow,” or “the People of America’s Oil and Natural Gas Industry.” In the ads, ties to API are duly noted, albeit usually in small print. Its current campaign is called Vote4Energy, appealing to different demographic groups with photos of ordinary-looking folks — “I’m Kelsie” or “I’m Roy” — beside a pitch for “developing our plentiful domestic energy resources, like oil and natural gas.” …

via Jack Gerard, the force majeure behind Big Oil – The Washington Post.

Gasoline taxes in the U.S.
March 22, 2012, 09:27
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Includes all state, local and federal taxes as of January 2012.

Via API:

2011 API numbers

…show US, though producing more and consuming less, still importing over 11 mbd in 2011, with just over 2 mbd from Canada.

Via Oil & Gas Journal.

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