And over the last decade, the country has accounted for almost half the rise in global oil use.
Together, these standards will cut greenhouse gas emissions and domestic oil use significantly.
The global economy was relatively subdued, but oil use still rose to an all-time high.
More oil use, we now know, means a dangerously warmer planet.
It now expects oil use in 2005 to grow by 1.6 million barrels a day.
He issued a challenge to replace 75 percent of America's oil use with alternative fuels by 2025.
Both men urge the auto industry to take action to cut oil use.
Meanwhile, oil use in the third world is expected to increase dramatically - up to 170 percent by the year 2010.
Cuba has tried to cut down on oil use.
The non-Western world today accounts for 55pc of global oil use.