Bill Maher: "... I mean Brazil got off oil in the last thirty years..."
George Will: "Can you just explain to me in what sense Brazil got off oil?"
Maher: "Uh, I believe they did. I believe they, in the seventies, they had a program to use sugar cane ethanol. And I believe that is what fuels their country."
Will: "I think they still burn a lot of oil and have a lot of it offshore.""The largest share of Brazil's total energy consumption comes from oil... Most of Brazil's crude oil production is offshore..." The Energy Information Administration, Dept. of Energy.Source: Energy Information Administration, Dept. of Energy.
Hoven's Index for May 3, 2010
Rank of Brazil in the world in energy consumption: 10th.
Rank of Brazil in Latin America in energy consumption: 1st
Rank of oil in Brazil's energy consumption: 1st
Rank of Brazil in South American oil production: 2nd
Brazil's offshore Marlim Leste field's daily production capacity (barrels): 180,000 bbl
Brazil's offshore Marlim Sul field's daily production capacity: 180,000 bbl
Brazil's offshore Japuti field's daily production capacity: 100,000 bbl
Brazil's total oil production in 2010: 2.81 million bbl/day