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US Oil Consumption and GDP

The price of gas is climbing towards $5/gallon in the US and it's making all of us consumers leery about commuting to work, driving between places for vacation, or consolidating food runs to the grocery store. Here's an interesting graph about oil consumption and GDP.
Source: US Department of Energy, US Bureau of Economic Analysis, Thomson Reuters
The chart suggests that the rising price of oil isn't having much of an impact on continued economic expansion, at least according to analyst Theodore Gilliland of Fisher Investments.
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