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)

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

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 Apr-00 Apr-01
Total (thousand barrels per day) 18,590 19,017
Total petroleum products supplied percent change from same month previous year -2.93 2.30
Net Petroleum Imports Apr-00 Apr-01
Total (thousand barrels per day) 9,960 11,056
Net petroleum imports percent change from same month previous year -4.43 11.00
U.S. Petroleum Production Apr-00 Apr-01
Total (thousand barrels per day) 8,243 7,723
U.S. petroleum production percent change from same month previous year 1.93 -6.31

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Monthly Energy Review, February 2001, Available at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/mer.