The United States now imports more petroleum than it produces domestically. U.S. dependence on foreign sources for a product of such critical importance to the U.S. economy and society has prompted national security concerns.
NOTE: Petroleum products supplied is a proxy for consumption.
|Total Petroleum Products Supplied||Jun-01||Jun-02|
|Total (thousand barrels per day)||19,561||19,636|
|Total petroleum products supplied percent change from same month previous year||-2.46||0.38|
|Net Petroleum Imports||Jun-01||Jun-02|
|Total (thousand barrels per day)||10,756||10,397|
|Net petroleum imports percent change from same month previous year||-3.16||-3.34|
|U.S. Petroleum Production||Jun-01||Jun-02|
|Total (thousand barrels per day)||8,062||8,167|
|U.S. petroleum production percent change from same month previous year||-0.54||1.30|
NOTE: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Monthly Energy Review, July 2002, Available at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/mer.