Is 150 Million Gallons a Lot? It Depends.

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Well, we use about 150 billion gallons of gasoline per year and the linked presentation says that FE.gov has reduced consumption by about 150 million gallons per year. That’s 0.1 percent. So sure, that seems plausible. But then again, I could probably womp up a case that practically anything you care to name has a 0.1 percent effect on anything else you could name. Go ahead and test me.

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