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Even though the price of gasoline continues to rise in the United States, the March demand for gasoline helped refineries reach a new production record.

Topping out at 9.3 million barrels per day, with gasoline deliveries at 9.2 million barrels per day, our nation has set a new record for the month of March. And, it's close to the single-day record of 9.6 million barrels of gasoline which were delivered daily in July of 2007.

It is shocking how short our memories are of the near $5-a-gallon gasoline prices in the summer of 2008, when the demand for energy-efficient vehicles skyrocketed.

Sadly, as gas prices crept back down to more moderate levels by the winter of 2008, gas guzzling vehicles once again saw an upswing in sales. It seems the American consumers' experience with record high gas prices quickly faded from memory.

A couple of days ago I blogged about the 100%, all-electric Tesla Roadster and the upcoming Tesla S Sedan, as well as the new Nissan LEAF -- all examples of the perfect way to wean Americans off of gasoline-powered engines and the damage that they are doing to our nation in so many ways.

The attached video is a CNN news report, from Hong Kong, in which Tesla officials and a Tesla customer in Los Angeles are interviewed about this 100%, all-electric, zero-emissions car.

 


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