How much oil have we used in our lifetimes?



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    Information obtained in 2003 says that the per capita use of oil was nearly 3 gallons a day. If we say that a person lives for 90 years, that’s 98,550 gallons of oil used everyday. However, this is not an accurate estimate as lifestyle habits will vary from person to person. Moreover, I’m not sure how they arrived at the number, so I cannot make a judgment on how the scientific soundness of it. For instance, I don’t know what age groups were sampled to derive this information, which would make a difference as I’m sure an infant will not consume as much oil as a 40-year-old.

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