Below are some interesting figures gathered by the Sierra Club that I thought that the TDM Community might find useful.
WASHINGTON - May 3 -
$2.92… Average retail price for regular gasoline, up 69 cents from a year ago. 
$2,873…Amount average family of four spent on gasoline in 2005
$73.75…Price per barrel of crude oil on the New York Mercantile Exchange
$8.4 billion…ExxonMobil’s first-quarter profits in 2006
$4 billion…ChevronTexaco’s first-quarter profits in 2006, up 49% from 2005
$3.29 billion…ConocoPhillip’s first-quarter profits in 2006
$15.7 billion…Combined first-quarter profits of ExxonMobil, ChevroTexaco and ConocoPhillips
$63.8 billion…combined 2005 profits of ExxonMobil ($36.1 billion), Chevron ($14.1 billion)and ConnocoPhillips ($13.5 billion). 
HANDOUTS TO AMERICANS VERSUS BIG OIL
$30 million…Amount the top 10 oil companies spent on lobbying in 2005
$80 billion…in subsidies and tax loopholes to the oil and gas and other polluting energy industries in the energy law signed in 2005. 
25% …Percentage of world oil production consumed by the United States.
3% …Percentage of world’s oil reserves located in the United States. 
ARCTIC REFUGE AND AMERICA’S COASTS
1 cent…Amount of savings for consumers at the pump if we drill for oil in the Arctic Refuge.
20 years…When consumers would see the penny savings.
47 days…Amount of oil from opening up parts of Lease Sale 181 in the Gulf of Mexico to drilling
4 million…The number of barrels of oil per day that the United States would save if fuel economy standards were raised to 40 miles per gallon within 20 years. 
$2,200…Amount that the average driver would save at the gas pump over the lifetime of a vehicle if fuel economy standards were raised to 40 miles per gallon over the next 10 years, a conservative estimate based on lower gas prices. 
71…Percentage of Americans who disapprove of the way President Bush is handling energy policy
82%…Percentage of Americans who don’t think President Bush has a clear plan for keeping gas prices down 
 Dept. of Energy's Weekly U.S. Retail Gasoline Prices
 Consumer Expenditure Survey from Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Energy Information Administration
 U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission data
 Taxpayers for Common Sense – www.taxpayer.net
 Energy Information Administration (EIA) – www.eia.doe.gov
 Friedman et al. "Drilling In Detroit: Tapping Automaker Ingenuity to Build Safe and Efficient
Automobiles." Union of Concerned Scientists & Center for Auto Safety. June 2001.