Friday, August 01, 2008

EDF : Transportation By the Numbers

Read Transportation by the Numbers from Environmental Defense Fund for some interesting facts about oil and prices, the impact of increased energy costs on public transportation and the fallacy of the immediacy argument for offshore drilling.
  1. 96 Percent of the world's transportation energy currently supplied by oil.

  2. $75-Cost of barrel of oil on July 18th, 2007.

  3. $131-Cost of barrel of oil on July 18th, 2008.

  4. 9.6 billion-Number of fewer miles Americans drove in May 2008 compared to May 2007.

  5. 10.3 billion-Number of trips taken via the U.S. public transportation system in 2007, the highest in 50 years.

  6. 44 Percent-increase in price of diesel fuel paid by public transit agencies.

  7. 20 Percent of America's public transit agencies that are cutting services due to budget constraints.

  8. 46 Percent of population that has no access to public transit.

  9. $6,251-Amount the average two-worker household saves annually by taking public transportation instead of driving a car.

  10. 2030-Year by which lifting the ban on offshore drilling may start to impact the price of gas.

3 comments:

nobe said...

my husband had to buy a motorcycle that he could use on a daily basis. traffic and the high price of gasoline! ughhh!

sincerely,
nobe


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Joeseph said...

In a way it seems higher fuel prices are benefiting the environment more. We will waste less if the prices increase which I think is a good thing.

Jerrod Crocsy said...

I am seeing vespas becoming a more and more popular no doubt because of the insane gas prices.

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