The sky is still falling, Chicken Little. The Messiah is working magic to save us from the impact on our pointy little heads. The big announcement is this massive rescue intervention:
Bamster Pulls 30 Million BBL From Strategic Reserves
Wow! Thirty MILLION barrels! That should relieve pressure at the pumps for Americans, impact the costs of transporting goods to market, lower over-all energy costs and stimulate the economy. Way to go, Barack!
But wait a sec. How much is thirty million barrels relative to what we use?
Government Petroleum Stats
No need to wade through all that. Just read the top number of total US consumption expressed in thousands of barrels per day average over the year. That number is 19,148. Add the zeros and that is twenty million barrels a day.
So, the Messiah has rescued us with a day and a half worth of energy!
What a guy! And he hasn't polluted our beaches or made little children glow in the dark.