AirlinePilot wrote:I frankly doubt we became "much, much more efficient".
Then YOU offer an explanation. We import as much crude as we did 33 years ago, the economy has grown approximately 2.5X since then, we have millions of more cars if not tens of millions or even hundreds of millions more, and some of them are SUV's which weren't even around when we were sucking down crude in the late-70's, if it isn't efficiency it sure is SOMETHING of quite a serious nature. Wonder why peakers don't try and figure stuff like this out...seems like a pretty decent solution for the rest of the world is wrapped up in how well us Americans have done it. Maybe thats the problem....peakers aren't looking for solutions, they just enjoy the fantasy world they create. Sort of like Second Life, except for pessimists.