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Petroleum demand continues to erode vs. prior years

GasBuddy Blog -- The thirst for petroleum in the United States continued to slow down in 2012, as witnessed by data recently released by the United State Energy Information Administration.

The average daily consumption of petroleum products in 2012 was nearly 18.7 million barrels per day, the lowest since 1997, when average consumption was 18.54 million barrels per day, and well off the average daily consumption of 20.9 million barrels in 2007.

While it is certainly noteworthy that consumption continues to decline in the U.S., it is certainly offset by the continued rise in consumption in developing countries like China, and prices remain high domestically as U.S. based refineries continue to send product overseas. In 2012, the amount...


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99dakota
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 4:26:27 AM

As the economy crumbles the oil demand follows.
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 11:09:05 PM

crooks
jetskijerry
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the crooks will make their profit off us and exports both
Chris46
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:27:29 PM

Would this be strictly because cars are getting better gas mileage, or are people driving less because of the price of gas, economy, no job, etc, etc..
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:39:39 PM

Amazing how much less fuel America's permanently unemployed no longer uses when they no longer have a job to go to.
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 4:01:26 AM

demand may go down some places, but judging from the lines around here at some stations, there ain't no lack of demand.
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 11:20:08 PM

i see demand going down, you can more than ever order everything from your home: food, movies, and so on. so no need for extra trips, saves fuel.
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:49:42 PM

balls
car253
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 5:10:54 PM

Prices up here.
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 10:13:49 AM

Gas prices still up.
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 9:27:40 AM

Demand down yet prices are up.
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 9:16:30 AM

We are in a new norm. Until the Federal Reserve withdraws the printed money expect prices to hover where they are at now. It takes more dollars to but a barrel of oil; hence the higher prices. Do not expect the fed to change for another 18 months minimum. So get used to it.
Dennisjk
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 9:13:28 AM

no erosion in gasoline prices
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:47:07 AM

OLD NEWS
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:45:50 AM

This articles included graph continues to amaze me. The first thing I see when looking at it is undeniable proof of our sick economy.
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:40:26 AM

That was the goal, right?
jethro5000
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:40:02 AM

Demand drops should equal lower prices. What happened?
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:35:56 AM

Drive slower and plan your trips.
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:35:29 AM

And the price goes????
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:34:48 AM

Very Old News
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:34:42 AM

I'm glad. Hope it continues.
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:34:32 AM

if demand is up and a shortage occurs....we raise the price at the pump.....if demand is down and we have a glut..we raise the price at the pump....Go Figure!!!!
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:33:31 AM

old old news.
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:33:20 AM

Old news
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:31:54 AM

Rather amazing, in my book, that this lack of demand is still happenening.
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:31:47 AM

Old news
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:30:56 AM

Old new article. Still the same, small vehicles with better mileage...
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:30:40 AM

Repeat
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:30:32 AM

WTF are we sending refined product overseas for? Hey, I thought this kind of crap was going to go away when Bush and Cheney and their oil cronies left office. Say it isn't so!
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:30:08 AM

Good. Arctic drilling getting reevaluation.
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:29:09 AM

justifying pump price increase
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:28:41 AM

This article needs to erode
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:28:12 AM

Old Guys Rule
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:27:35 AM

...can't afford any "extra" driving like I used to could...
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:27:28 AM

REAL OLD
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:27:02 AM

old
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:26:13 AM

Old news
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:25:57 AM

Good news!
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:25:27 AM

I hope the demand continues to decline and other options increase
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:25:02 AM

interesting, what will happen next
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:25:00 AM

Well said Rednix
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:23:22 AM

Old news but, well said Rednix very well said !
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:22:59 AM

You have to have a job to be able to afford a car and fuel... this is what we get for outsourcing manufacturing to China
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:22:41 AM

Yet prices still go up - again.
Rednix
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:20:10 AM

Can't we just tax the finished product when we export that gasoline?
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:20:03 AM

Four days of this article, and pump prices are still up, even in the face of lowered demand...
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:19:10 AM

Old Story
JohnLM
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:17:50 AM

It's still better to Drill more, and whine less.
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:17:10 AM

Same story, different, different day...
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:16:17 AM

Old
Old Timer
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:15:49 AM

Old news.
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