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U.S. Gasoline Consumption Plummets By Nearly 75%

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posted on May, 30 2014 @ 11:55 PM
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a reply to: Bassago

Did you read the whole article OP? I did.........This is not the amount used at the pump. And is just one of many such charts used by the bankers to rig markets.



The header is catchy but unless you read the article you should not comment.




posted on May, 31 2014 @ 12:15 AM
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a reply to: Bassago
Consider the economy.
If nobody is driving to work, then there is no reason to buy gas.
Then the largest retailer in the world posts lower quarterly gains, meaning supply trucks will not be needed as much, lowering fuel consumption.
Then these and many other factors add up and become a vicious spiral all the way to the ground.
We really need to get Rome ....err America working again, otherwise we will fail into history.
Very believable OP, if you look at the logic and reality.



posted on May, 31 2014 @ 12:18 AM
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a reply to: SubTruth

You are correct. After reading the sources it makes a lot of sense and really cuts to the heart of a lot of the manipulation of data to hide the manipulation of the "recovery" which is anything but. This is potentially bad news but but then again could the refinery production and overfilled storage be in anticipation of military conflict? I believe someone else may have mentioned this as well.



posted on May, 31 2014 @ 12:21 AM
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I am just trying to figure out where the graph in your OP came from.


I believe that's the US way of determining gas consumption but TPTB look at it from the front-end rather than the actual consumer end. They are looking at what the refineries actually front load into the consumer pipeline. According to the article the refineries are now completely full and actual gasoline refinement is slowing or almost stopped (except for maybe export.)

So my question would be "Why is gas $3-$4 a gallon?" This definitely stinks. Squeeze the proles is all I can think of. Bleed us until we squeal.



posted on May, 31 2014 @ 12:25 AM
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a reply to: Bassago

That or they are hoarding fuel reserves in anticipation of a conflict. Perhaps a conflict large enough to interrupt fuel imports here? I am considering this from the angle of even though they want to implode the U.S. They still need to have the resources to maintain control of the territory and territories abroad.



posted on May, 31 2014 @ 12:29 AM
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The graph shows the decline started in 2005. That's right around the time the price of gas exploded. It went from $2 a gallon to $4 a gallon practically over night. I believe the price of gas is the cause of the economic downturn that started hit in 2008.

I went fishing last week cost me $120 fill the truck and put gas in the boat for one trip. I use to go fishing every weekend now its a couple times a year. I live in Michigan and use to go camping up north. I haven't done it in years can't afford gas for a 800 mile round trip. The enitire northern economy in state revolves around tourism. People can't afford to do it anymore. I'm sure plenty of other people are the same. I'm sure gas prices are sucking the life out of the economy. Can't spend money on other things when I'm constantly putting $20 bills in the gas tank.

Memorial weekend just passed used to do stuff for the holiday but not anymore. Every year they decide to gouge us at the pump on the holidays. What they are doing is nothing short of criminal and no one does anything about it. F- it I hope the whole system implodes. There are some greedy people in this world and they need to reap what they sew.
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posted on May, 31 2014 @ 12:33 AM
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That or they are hoarding fuel reserves in anticipation of a conflict.

I am considering this from the angle of even though they want to implode the U.S. They still need to have the resources to maintain control of the territory and territories abroad.


Interesting angle, almost conspiratorial.


Who is "they?" I think TPTB here in the US are desperately trying to keep the lid on economic meltdown. Granted they would wish to have fuel reserves if things go south but why then are they not building more storage facilities?



posted on May, 31 2014 @ 12:42 AM
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Did you read the whole article OP?


Yeah I did (a couple of times) and that was why I asked for discussion. Frankly the whole "fuzzy economics" being dumped on the US population is a bit difficult to unravel. I didn't say this was fact, in fact I hoped others could shed light on this because if it even remotely accurate we are screwed.



posted on May, 31 2014 @ 12:48 AM
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a reply to: wantsome

Check the previous page. I found the links to where that graph came from. Consumption started to decline in 2003 however gas prices started to significantly rise in 2002. I think that's called a correlation to the downward spiral.


In the 90s gas was around a buck now it has tripled or quadrupled depending on where you live but at the same time the country produces more fuel than we have ever produced.

This is all due to GREED IMHO.

They tell us it's raining but it is really piss.



posted on May, 31 2014 @ 12:50 AM
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I will check with the wife tomorrow, she is a CFO for a fuel distributor here on the east coast. I know they have had growth and are doing very well, and even though the public didn't know there was a shortage on the east coast for about a month not very long ago. I don't remember why. I do know they have made some rather large deals on the government side, and the large commercial side in the last 90 days. But she will have actual numbers here in about a week when she does the financials. I guess we could always log into her computer at work and have a look see tomorrow as well. Of course they track everything. It is 1:40 am here I don't sleep for beans but she is out like a light.

I will try and get some regional information here tomorrow, and her feel for what is happening. Don't tell her I said so but she is a pretty sharp cookie at this stuff.



posted on May, 31 2014 @ 12:51 AM
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a reply to: Bassago

Did you see the links I posted on the previous page in my last post?

As far as I can tell. It's real.



posted on May, 31 2014 @ 12:56 AM
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That is a good question and I have no answer aside from speculation. I just was thinking about other random news articles over the last couple of years or so and was putting things together to see a larger picture. The U.S. is essentially at some stage of conflict with most of the worlds fuel and oil producers except for the strictly 1st world western nations. If a conflict happened in one or more of these regions that generally supply the world the U.S. either -

A. has a reserve to sell to other regions at a possibly huge mark up or for favors. or to support allies.

B. Has a reserve that is protected here away from the battlefield but could be deployed to hostile regions or maintain the homeland if under attack. I was thinking about the logistics of fighting the third world war and if all of the conflicts take place in the oil producing and refining countries you will need to ensure a supply ahead of time.

C. Combine the above with fleecing people at the pump here as well to buy up assets. These guys (whoever plans and puts these things into motion) think in a multilayered almost hyper efficient manner in this regard.

The economic implosion is like C in that it is multilayered but ultimately designed to be the cause of a third world war which is the only way they could convince people to accept a socialistic global government (bringing everyone to the brink of annihilation). So behind all of the dismantling of the U.S. I would imagine war preps are being made. I don't mean these small conflicts like the last few engagements either.

The only reason they are hiding the truth of the recovery is because all the pieces are not quite in place for the final war. Otherwise why hold it up? They want chaos and destruction because that creates the need for the solution they want to sell us. The economy could have exploded already but they are keeping it on life support.

Then again I could be way off but I like to think of the larger picture rather than get stuck on each mini crisis that evolves because ultimately everything is moving towards one goal in regards to TPTB.



posted on May, 31 2014 @ 01:00 AM
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I'll say this, I don't drive unless I have to these days, and then, only for what is required. It's too damned expensive, thanks to these morons and their need for exports and political points. How about we sloooooow on the exports and stoooooop the pain at home? Naww.. Logic would be ignorant to the people we have leading us into the pits of Hades in a rotten hand basket.

That being said? The numbers here don't make much sense and I'd want to ask truckers if they are seeing this kind of drop off of traffic. Rush hours and general traffic in the cities should be remarkably down to see the gas consumption drop like that. Truckers may see half a dozen of America's biggest cities (or more) in one week. So.. Is it down, drivers?



posted on May, 31 2014 @ 01:37 AM
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That being said? The numbers here don't make much sense and I'd want to ask truckers if they are seeing this kind of drop off of traffic. Rush hours and general traffic in the cities should be remarkably down to see the gas consumption drop like that. Truckers may see half a dozen of America's biggest cities (or more) in one week. So.. Is it down, drivers?


Keep in mind this is about your every day consumers. The folks who go to the local gas station to fill up. Truckers are on specific schedules, they have no options but to top off. City, urban drivers should give more of an idea but then if you look at cities and the people driving in them they have jobs and are going to work. From what some are posting the average American driver (vacations, cruising, etc) are dropping off.

While job attenders and such are a big part of this America has always been about open roads and travel. I think TPTB have crushed this and as a result it has affected the entire balance of the economy.

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posted on May, 31 2014 @ 01:46 AM
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Bassago's first link has a link to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (.gov)

fairly reliable.



posted on May, 31 2014 @ 03:08 AM
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originally posted by: CB328
I am calling BS on this, though no doubt there are plenty of people cutting back. I know that in the last decade there have been quite a few people moving to high gas-mileage cars, but I still see huge trucks everywhere, so I can't believe that gas usage has dropped significantly.


Chart isn't talking about US consumption. That's refinery production, which is down, as several refineries have gone offline for various reasons, from being too old to hurricane destruction. That just means more gasoline is being imported from foreign refineries, and / or less gasoline is being exported by US refineries.

There is not any real reduction in consumption.



posted on May, 31 2014 @ 03:13 AM
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Truckers spend a good % of their time stuck in urban centers, on and off the freeways/interstates. Same ones, year in and year out, week to week in many cases. 75% is 3 out of 4 cars, in figurative comparison for consumption, not being there.

I can't say I've quite seen that sort of difference where I live, but the above is why I'm curious what truckers have seen, as they see so many urban centers in that close of a way. They are in far more than just open road traffic, tho most wish that weren't so. lol...



posted on May, 31 2014 @ 03:30 AM
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Has anyone considered that fuel efficiency in cars has improved exponentially since 1998?

I remember back in the early to mid 1990s owning a regular sedan car that would do around 20mpg which was fairly average back then. Today I own a 2 tonne 4wd that averages 28 mpg and passenger cars average 39 mpg.

Nobody is driving much less, our cars are just sipping instead of slurping nowadays.



posted on May, 31 2014 @ 03:53 AM
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Well I've always seen their fall back move being to sell their gas in other markets at the price they wanna sell us. That way they create false competition between the consumers and still make good money. Remember lots of places pay way more than us in America right now and they'd love a crack at 4$ a gal. Not liter...



posted on May, 31 2014 @ 04:13 AM
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I would say so. Its at 3.99 here. I used to take long roadtrips several times a year because I love driving. Now I spend what it takes me to get from work to home and back.

Its ridiculous. Either lighten up or start using the technology we know is available. Hell just allowing some euro imports would be good, but its past that its time for new technology and its time people demanded it.

Now I plan my trips meticulously and rent bikes or walk when I get there.




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