America consumes 9 mln barrels of gasoline daily

America burned 8.93 million barrels of gasoline a day in 2003, 8.14 million barrels of it produced by domestic refineries. If U.S. refineries operated at peak gasoline output despite seasonal swings in motor-fuel sales, they might sustain 8.7 to 8.8 million barrels a day of production, assuming their equipment could take the stress