Sunday, September 4, 2005


According to my search on AOL at last count there were 107 million households with and average of 1.9 cars each. If 150,000,000 of those vehicles are driven every week that’s a lot of fuel.

I have a suggestion. There are about 16 or 17 weeks left in 2005. If we can save one gallon of fuel per car per week that’s over 2 billion gallons of fuel by the end of the year. Add in the fuel for the tankers that could be a big savings in production for this country’s very strained refinery system. That production could be used for the heating oil we’ll need this winter.

I betting that with a little planning we could all average a gallon a week savings. It doesn’t sound like much, but it will add up.

It’s a little like a chessboard. They have sixty-four squares. Put one penny on the first square, put two on the next, then four, and then eight. If you could keep that up until you got to number sixty-four you’d be a millionaire.


toonguykc said...

I'm so proud of you for writing this.  I'm in a three car family since my boyfriend moved in.  I have two Lincolns (long story) and he has a Mazda.  We use his car every chance we can because it's cheaper to drive.  My big-ass cars are parked with full tanks until things are stabilized a bit.

lisaram1955 said...

Considering what I've been doing for the last week (spending the better part of every day driving around...) I still have to agree.  I will be more than happy to put Great White up on blocks once my season is over.  I'm ready to refurbish the old bike, get myself a good set of bicycle baskets, and park the truck for the forseeable future.  Lisa  :-]