Americans Consume Enough Oil Each Day To Nearly Fill 3 Empire State Buildings

By Jeff Cobb In an information-saturated world big numbers can pass by in a blur, but how about this fact to stop you for a moment:
Every single day Americans consume far more oil than other large nations – enough to fill up almost three Empire State Buildings.
The 102-floor Empire State Building is over a quarter mile tall (1,454 feet), and its volume is 37 million cubic feet. According to the BP Standard Review of World Energy, June 2016, the U.S. consumes 19,396,000 barrels of oil per day, or about 2.94 times the volume of the massive New York building constructed in

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