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How many barrels of crude oil were consumed globally in the minute you've been reading this?

• The Political Commentator
Do you want to know the number of barrels of crude oil that were consumed around the world since you arrived at this article? Have you ever thought about numbers so large that they become almost impossible to comprehend? In Washington that has become the rule rather than the exception. These politicians debate trillions and billions of dollars the way that you or I would discuss $5 or $10. When they talk about the millions of barrels of oil used around the world every day, did you ever stop to imagine the enormity of that number? I am going to attempt to make nebulous concepts like our energy dependency and the size and scope of our national debt into a visual reality....