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  •  not sure I understand your numbers (0+ / 0-)

    you say we burn through about 9 million a day, which is 270 million a month, which is 3.24 billion a year. 1billion divided by 365 is 2.7 million, not 65K.

    This would be a billion per year, which would be 1/3rd of our current output. Even assuming we double our gasoline usage between now and 2015, that's still 1/6th, a lot more than .72%.

    I'd say, if true, a fairly big deal.

    •  asdf (1+ / 0-)
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      That's 9 million barrels per day.  Multiply by 42 to get gallons.

      So, not really all that big.  Rather puny, as a matter of fact.

    •  barrels and gallons (0+ / 0-)

      You need to divide that 1 billion by another factor of 40 or so to match units.

      With all this manure around, there must be a pony in here somewhere. - Count Piotr Vorkosigan

      by jrooth on Mon Feb 27, 2012 at 08:54:36 AM PST

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    •  asdf (1+ / 0-)
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      9 million bbl/day of gasoline is 378 million gal/day, which is 138 billion gal/year.

      1 billion gal/year of this synthetic gasoline would make up 1/138th of our consumption, assuming consumption stays completely flat until production of this new stuff ramps up to 1 billion gal/year.

      1/138 = .00725 = .725%.

      anyone born after the McDLT has no business stomping around acting punk rock

      by chopper on Mon Feb 27, 2012 at 08:54:42 AM PST

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