Demand for lubricants in the United States reached nearly 2.8 billion gallons in 2005. Thats a lot of juice. To put it in perspective, it would take 51 million drums to package it. Its nearly equivalent to the volume of water in North Carolinas massive Cane Creek Reservoir. And if we are talking about rail, imagine sitting at a railroad crossing while 110,000 tankcars filled with lubricants pass by. If they are moving at 20 mph, youre going to be waiting about 50 hours before seeing the tail on that 1,000 mile-long snake.