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)
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.
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