Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


That’s some tricky math

Attention news reporters, editors, producers and quacking heads: The US burns about 18.5 million barrels per day, and produces 7.7.

18.5 – 7.7 is 10.8.

These numbers are from the freakin EIA itself: http://www.eia.gov/petroleum/supply/weekly/pdf/table1.pdf

No wonder the Koreans are kicking our tails in math. We get reports like this, all over the internet and on NPR:

In October, for the first time since February 1995, the U.S. produced more crude oil than it imported, the Energy Information Administration said this week.

EIA, the Energy Department’s nonpartisan statistical arm, said U.S. crude oil production averaged 7.7 million barrels per day in October while 7.6 million barrels per day were imported.

via U.S. oil output tops imports for first time since 1995 – Andrew Restuccia – POLITICO.com.

Even if that were true, all it would mean is that we still have to import half the oil we burn. But we’re not there yet, and may never be (again).



The Journalists Who Met With Holder

The five journalists at the meeting were Harris [Politico]; Martin Baron, the executive editor of The Washington Post; Gerald Seib, the Wall Street Journal’s Washington bureau chief; Jane Mayer, The New Yorker staff writer; and Jim Warren, the Washington bureau chief for The New York Daily News.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/eric-holder-doj-media-meetings-92055.html#ixzz2UqHFfSok