Americans are used to hearing about their oil addiction. The case is usually made with numbers. The 400 million gallons of gasoline consumed each day. The 13 million barrels of oil imported every 24 hours. The fact that, with 4 percent of the world's population, they consume a quarter of its oil.
Apart from the statistics, however, Americans' understanding of their oil addiction is woefully incomplete. Many people know what a gallon of gasoline costs, but what about where the gasoline comes...Full Story