America's Addiction to Oil
You may not think your trips to the pump are cheap, but compared to other countries, they are. Residents of Turkey pay an average of nearly $10 per gallon, and at an average of $4.19 per gallon we're still $2.72 short of the international average. Of the 53 million barrels of fuel pumped per day, the United States burns through a full third.
Our easy access to gas is stalling innovation. Europe, with its higher gas prices and higher cost of car ownership in general, scores consistently higher on tests of fuel efficiency. As the days remaining until the end of fuel tick by, the question remains - how long can it last?