Skip to comments.Retail gasoline sales down 50% since 2007
Posted on 10/06/2012 8:50:38 AM PDT by Zhang Fei
Here are some interesting stats on retail gasoline sales from the Department of Energy:
Must be because of those massive Volt sales. /s
I think I responded to you on another thread...how can this be? After all, I am still stuck in the same traffic jams every time I go to work (Greater Boston area). You would think that if gasoline sales were cut in half, we would be seeing a lot less traffic out there.
Obama will take credit. It was his plan to throw millions of Americans out of work to end our dependence on foreign oil.
Perhaps with 23 million people out of work and only half of the college grads finding work, a lot less people are doing a daily trek.
They are DOE numbers, of which 30 years' worth are on that chart. I don't know what to tell you, except to say that perhaps plenty of non-freeway traffic outside of rush hour isn't happening today. Think about retail. Restaurants. Construction.
People can’t afford to drive anywhere, and there are millions who no longer need to drive to work. Home energy costs have probably risen, but that too will drop as more people transition to living around dumpsters and in tent cities. The Oconomy is cleaning up the environment despite the colossal failure of green energy investments.
Very odd indeed.
If gas sales are down 50%, then why are prices at records?
But, but, but...there is a massive “recovery” going on. Zero and the Ministry of Propaganda say so....
The data doesn’t pass the smell test. No data coming from barky’s regime should be trusted.
I quit my gasoline addiction in 2002, and became a dedicated walker. I haven’t had any kind of emergency where I needed public transportation or a ride from a friend in at least 2 years.
Two people in my community got these mopeds at first to save gas, but then ended up getting rid of their cars, because they just stop using them.
An elderly man up the street has a little cottage business where he takes weed eater engines (I think) and attaches them to bicycles... some of them look like they’re ripping by at 40mph+.
When people do without, they learn new habits, a lot of them are going to figure that they’d just as soon keep that money they used to spend on car payments, insurance, gasoline, oil changes, repairs...
Ping to thackney on this one.
I’ve been retired since 2008. About two weeks ago I drove my “old” commute route at 8:15 am, one that I’d driven for fifteen years.
I was astonished at how little traffic there was. What used to be a 25 min. rush hour commute took me 12-13 minutes.
“Where are all the cars? Where is everybody?”
The only thing I could conclude was that REAL UNEMPLOYMENT IS 20%!!!! EVERYONE’S AT HOME BECAUSE NO ONE HAS JOBS!!!!
My guess? Non-US demand for oil is increasing in leaps and bounds. Production isn't increasing by enough to lower prices:
I am seeing a lot less traffic here in Ohio.Our farm is on a main highway and it’s very noticable how many fewer cars are on the road.Fewer trains running on the CSX tracks behind our farm too.The major cities like yours may still be crowded with traffic,but out here it’s a lot less than a few years ago.
Well come to think of it, there does seem to be less weekend traffic. Maybe people are just driving to and from their jobs (those that work) and that’s about it.
It means that there is a lot less commerce going on out there especially the construction sector.