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Who is using all that gas?

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This graph comes from The Economist. It goes a long way to explain why the world is currently as it is. And I cannot see it changing very much any time soon. And given the size of our population , we have nothing much to crow about either.

Written by Stephen Rees

July 28, 2007 at 10:57 am

Posted in energy, Transportation

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  1. You can find the original economist graphic here:
    http://www.economist.com/daily/chartgallery/displaystory.cfm?story_id=9430924

    This is a striking graph. Unfortunately, Canada is not on the graph. It costs me about $50 to fill up my Honda Civic, placing Canada just a bit lower than Japan in cost.

    Andrew E

    July 29, 2007 at 7:04 am

  2. Thank you for the link. I have now editted the post.

    Canada is the fourth largest user – see the second column. Canadian gas prices, as you note, are about the middle of the pack. But there is wide regional variation, and despite the strength of the Canadian dollar it is probably not worth driving to Point Roberts for most people.

    Stephen Rees

    July 29, 2007 at 10:26 am


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