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Few Americans know how the U.S. consumes and produces energy

Posted on AllSides April 6th, 2023
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Most Americans don’t know how much the U.S. relies on petroleum for its energy needs, despite soaring prices dominating the headlines, according to a poll from Texas electricity provider Payless Power that was first shared with The Washington Times.

The survey’s findings show that less than 1 in 4 (23%) Americans know petroleum — which includes crude oil and is used for things like gasoline, heating and electricity — is the primary source of energy consumed in the U.S. Just 34% know that natural gas is the primary energy type produced.

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