U.S. DEPENDENCE ON OIL IMPORTS

U.S. DEPENDENCE ON OIL IMPORTS

U.S. Petroleum Production, Products Supplied, and Net Imports (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted)

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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 Nov-00 Nov-01
Total (thousand barrels per day) 19,328 19,300
Total petroleum products supplied percent change from same month previous year   1.26  -0.14

 

Net Petroleum Imports Nov-00 Nov-01
Total (thousand barrels per day) 10,201 10,431
Net petroleum imports percent change from same month previous year  12.30   2.25

 

U.S. Petroleum Production Nov-00 Nov-01
Total (thousand barrels per day) 8,089 8,220
U.S. petroleum production percent change from same month previous year -2.24  1.62

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, December 2001, Available at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/mer.