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||Oct-00||Oct-01|
|Total (thousand barrels per day)||19,798||19,946|
|Total petroleum products supplied percent change from same month previous year||-0.35||0.75|
|Net Petroleum Imports||Oct-00||Oct-01|
|Total (thousand barrels per day)||9,998||10,445|
|Net petroleum imports percent change from same month previous year||3.59||4.47|
|U.S. Petroleum Production||Oct-00||Oct-01|
|Total (thousand barrels per day)||8,151||8,066|
|U.S. petroleum production percent change from same month previous year||-1.60||-1.04|
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, November 2001, Available at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/mer.