Energy: Oil for the Lamps of Reagan

A new breed of advisers will push for more production

Ronald Reagan has some good energy news to greet him next month when he takes office. Americans are now using less fuel. Each American this year will use up an estimated 350 million B.T.U.s of energy (the equivalent of 60.3 bbl. of oil), as compared with 358 million in 1979. In addition, the U.S. so far this year has been importing 19.4% less foreign oil than in 1979. Domestic drilling activity is also at an alltime high, as wildcatters dig wells in the prairies of Wyoming and off the coast of Alaska.


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