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). If you are a user with a disability and cannot view this image, please call 800-853-1351 or email answers@bts.gov for further assistance.

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    Sep-00       Sep-01   
Total (thousand barrels per day) 19,899 19,032
Total petroleum products supplied percent change from same month previous year   2.14  -4.35
Net Petroleum Imports    Sep-00       Sep-01   
Total (thousand barrels per day) 10,841 10,207
Net petroleum imports percent change from same month previous year  10.99  -5.85
U.S. Petroleum Production    Sep-00       Sep-01   
Total (thousand barrels per day) 8,066 8,081
U.S. petroleum production percent change from same month previous year -0.75  0.19

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