A barrel saved is a barrel earned

Feb 01 2006 by Brian Amble Print This Article

Thought for the day.

By teleworking just two days per week, the U.S. government and white collar workforce could conserve 11.67 billion gallons of gasoline per year.

According to the Telework Exchange, the Federal government workforce burns 31.1 million gallons of gasoline and that the total U.S. white-collar workforce burns more than 583.3 million gallons of gasoline commuting to and from work each week.

If these Americans telework just two days a week, they can conserve 12.4 million and 233.3 million gallons of fuel each week, respectively. This represents an associated annual fuel conservation equivalent to more than 27 percent of the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve.