The United States is the world’s largest consumer of oil, and we will continue to consume oil for the next few decades in ever increasing amounts, resulting in a substantial and sustained drain on our country’s economy.
- The U.S. uses more than 7 billion barrels of oil/year
- That’s approximately 20 million barrels/day
- In 2016, the U.S. imported more than 10 million barrels/day
- Oil imports cost us $144 billion in 2016
- That’s approximately $395 million/day
Opening of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to development would be limited, by law, to a footprint of 2,000 acres.
- Fifteen times smaller than Disney World
- One fifth the size of Dulles International Airport
- Smaller than 11,000 farms in North and South Dakota
- Less than half of 1% of ANWR’s total area
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