Crude Oil Imports

As of June 2008, these are the top 15 countries from whom the US imports crude oil in order of largest to smallest.

Crude Oil Imports (Top 15 Countries)
(Thousand Barrels per Day)

CANADA
SAUDI ARABIA
MEXICO
VENEZUELA
NIGERIA
IRAQ
ANGOLA
BRAZIL
ALGERIA
RUSSIA
KUWAIT
ECUADOR
COLOMBIA
CHAD
LIBYA

Source: Energy Information Administration, released August 26, 2008.

Notice we import the most oil from Canada and the third most from Mexico.  The US produces approximately 5 million barrels of oil per day itself and uses approximately  20 million barrels of oil per day.

The above list is not comprehensive, it is just a listing of the top fifteen countries.  For more information about where our oil comes from, and other information about energy, visit the Energy Information Administration.

This is a public service announcement to help you make more informed decisions when listening to the news and the presidential candidates.

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One response to “Crude Oil Imports

  1. does it seem a tad bit ironic that we are currently in a war with Iraq, yet Iraq is in our top ten on oils imports.