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.