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0 Oct 28 2010 @ 10:45am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Ten Halloween Facts That Lead Back To Energy

With Halloween coming up, let’s take a look at ten scary Halloween facts, and how their numbers leave a trail of blood back to our dearly beloved energy complex:

1) More than 93% of children under the age of 12 will go out trick-or-treating in the US this year.
(Coincidentally, the natural gas storage level in the UK is currently at 93%).

2) 16% of adult Halloweeners dress up as a witch each year.
(This is the same amount, in Bcf, that industrial demand consumes of natural gas each day).

3) 22% of Americans say they’ve seen or felt a ghost.
(22% of energy consumed in the US is by the residential sector).

4) 28 million Halloween cards are sent each year.
(28% of energy used for industry and manufacturing is from natural gas).

5) 90% of parents admit to sneaking goodies from their kids’ Halloween trick-or-treat bags.
(over 90% of coal in the US is used to generate electricity).

6) Chocolate is the most popular candy for trick-or-treaters, with Snickers #1.
(Unaware of this fact, I referred to the oil market as being ‘more nutty than a Snickers bar’ in last week’s burrito bites. As a sidenote, In my extensive research for this post I read conflicting information to say Reece’s Peanut butter cups were #1. Either way, both are nutty so is a moot point).

7) 86% of Americans decorate their house for Halloween.
(Global oil demand is currently 86.9 million barrels per day).

8) 78% believe in life after death.
(78% of mobile homes have a clothes dryer. EIA fact).

9) 1.4 million people dress up as vampires each Halloween.
(1.4 million barrels of jet kerosene are produced in the US each day).

10) 10% of pet owners dress their pets in a costume.
(From every barrel of oil, there are 10 gallons of diesel produced).

Happy Halloween!

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