Where Does America Get Its Oil?

Thursday, June 9, 2011

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The top five sources of US crude oil imports for March, 2011 (and most months), were Canada (2,151 thousand barrels per day), Mexico (1,186 thousand barrels per day), Saudi Arabia (1,107 thousand barrels per day), Venezuela (957 thousand barrels per day), and Nigeria (840 thousand barrels per day). Source.

Here is a list of the top 15 countries the U.S. imports oil from, in order:

  1. CANADA
  2. MEXICO
  3. SAUDI ARABIA
  4. VENEZUELA
  5. NIGERIA
  6. IRAQ
  7. COLOMBIA
  8. RUSSIA
  9. ALGERIA
  10. ANGOLA
  11. KUWAIT
  12. BRAZIL
  13. ECUADOR
  14. NORWAY
  15. UNITED KINGDOM

From Consumer Energy Report: During 2007, our five biggest suppliers of crude oil and petroleum products were:

Canada (18.2%)
Mexico (11.4%)
Saudi Arabia (11.0%)
Venezuela (10.1%)
Nigeria (8.4%)

From the article, Oil Dependence Is a Dangerous Habit:

In 2008 the United States imported oil from 10 countries currently on the State Department’s Travel Warning List, which lists countries that have “long-term, protracted conditions that make a country dangerous or unstable.” These nations include Algeria, Chad, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Mauritania, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Syria. Our reliance on oil from these countries could have serious implications for our national security, economy, and environment.

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