And, really, it's hard to see exactly where the current demand for a 1000x increase in storage density is right now.
That is about 15 percent of current demand in the region.
"The situation throughout the area is that we are lucky to keep up with the current demand for emergency room services," he said.
Production has since caught up with current demand (see above).
Individual pilots may want more respect, but union leaders say their current demands are based on simple economics.
"But it suggests we don't need to produce a lot in the near term to supply current demands."
This brings the world's current total demand to 76.4m barrels a day.
The supply for the winter is more than adequate, he said, but current demand will create a strong market in the spring and summer.
The quantity available is not sufficient to meet current demands.
But given current demand, waiting times can be significant.