Industrialized Cyclist Notepad

Chinese oil demand
January 26, 2012, 06:20
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…In 2011, was up, but apparently slowing down. The Chinese are using about 9.6 mbd, about half of the American total.

From Rigzone.

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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Downhill racers: supply versus demand

IEA forecasts flat global oil demand for 2012.

December SAAR
January 4, 2012, 19:59
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13.5 something or other. Slight decrease from November. From Calculated Risk

British drivers buy less fuel
January 2, 2012, 17:05
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Drivers cut short journeys by 165 miles to beat fuel costs – Telegraph.

The headline of the article (concerning ‘the Why’) is an editorialization not entirely supported by the facts within it. Interesting.

Study shows fewer young Americans bothering to get driver’s license
January 1, 2012, 21:20
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Thought update: Decline in teen driving could very well be the big reason behind the decline in road fatalities in the US, which has gone begging for a proper explanation. As the average US driver ages, the driving population also becomes much safer — just like the cycling population. (Very old drivers are probably more likely than teen drivers to crash, however.)

But there are more fogies on the roads.

47 months
December 27, 2011, 18:05
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Holy mackerel, vehicle miles driven continues to drop. Now 47 months and counting below the previous peak.

Feds’ numbers:

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