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MelissaB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:05 AM
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? How much oil/gas that we use comes from the US and how much from the Middle East?
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Clear Blue Sky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:08 AM
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1. Mexico/Canada
We get most oil from Canada and Mexico, with the Middle East coming in third.

http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/blog/blog.aspx?id=10...
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MelissaB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:12 AM
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3. Thanks! Much appreciated.
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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:09 AM
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2. We produce about a third of our own oil . . . Canada's #2, SA's #3 as sources
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Crude Oil Imports (Top 15 Countries)
(Thousand Barrels per Day)
Country Dec-07 Nov-07 YTD 2007 Dec-06 Jan - Dec 2006
CANADA 1,784 1,919 1,864 1,830 1,802
SAUDI ARABIA 1,675 1,530 1,453 1,471 1,423
VENEZUELA 1,246 1,227 1,150 1,045 1,142
MEXICO 1,234 1,484 1,410 1,245 1,577
NIGERIA 1,210 1,245 1,082 1,010 1,037
ANGOLA 439 408 496 610 513
IRAQ 378 508 485 419 553
ALGERIA 348 184 443 406 362
ECUADOR 195 154 198 240 272
BRAZIL 171 78 167 130 133
KUWAIT 158 154 176 163 179
AZERBAIJAN 134 77 57 68 27
LIBYA 116 66 84 46 66
COLOMBIA 113 197 137 74 141
UNITED KINGDOM 93 42 102 93 130

EDIT

http://www.eia.doe.gov/pub/oil_gas/petroleum/data_publi...
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MelissaB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:13 AM
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4. Thanks so much!
I really appreciate all of your work in the Environment/Energy forum.

:hi:
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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:14 AM
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5. De nada!
:toast:
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MelissaB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:21 AM
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8. I go into the forum almost daily
to recommend threads, but don't comment too much. You guys educate me, and I appreciate it. :toast:
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lostnotforgotten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:16 AM
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6. The Big Picture With respect To Our Dire Circumstances Can Be Found Here
"Preliminary data regarding oil production through December 2007 is now available from the US Energy Information Administration, so it is a good time to put together an updated summary of where we are now with respect to peak oil. The major themes of this presentation are

The US oil story
The world oil story
Five myths"

http://www.theoildrum.com/node/3726

http://www.theoildrum.com/files/Peak%20Oil%20Mar%2008R....

http://www.theoildrum.com/files/Peak%20Oil%20Mar%2008R....
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bronxiteforever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:17 AM
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7. Don't forget Mexico's big fields are drying up according to WSJ
Wall Street Journal, David Luhnow wrote an excellent article DYING GIANT: Mexico Tries to Save A Big, Fading Oil Field (subscription required) about the decline of the Cantarell oil field and its importance to the Mexican economy.
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:23 AM
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9. We get about 25% from the Middle-east, Canada and Mexico are #1 and #2...
...most of the time, SA is usually #3, but that's just imports, we still produce a lot here too.

Here's a link to the best source for that data: <http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/dnav/pet/pet_move_impcus_a2_nu... >

Hey look! Another "benefit" of the weak dollar! Saudi Arabia is now #2 Probably due to the Mexican Paso getting more valuable and the Saudi currency being "pegged" to the Dollar. Thanks George!
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TexasProgresive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:24 AM
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10. One chart I looked at showed that we use 26 million bbd
and domestic production is a 5 million bbd. That amounts to 4/5 coming from off shore - Canada, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Mexico and Nigeria supplying 73% of US imports

http://energy.senate.gov/legislation/energybill/charts/...
December 2007 Import Highlights: March 3, 2008
Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in December 2007 has been released and it shows that two countries exported more than 1.50 million barrels per day to the United States. Including those countries, a total of five countries exported over 1.20 million barrels per day of crude oil to the United States (see table below). The top five exporting countries accounted for 73 percent of United States crude oil imports in December while the top ten sources accounted for approximately 88 percent of all U.S. crude oil imports. The top sources of US crude oil imports for December were Canada (1.784 million barrels per day), Saudi Arabia (1.675 million barrels per day), Venezuela (1.246 million barrels per day), Mexico (1.234 million barrels per day), and Nigeria (1.210 million barrels per day). The rest of the top ten sources, in order, were Angola (0.439 million barrels per day), Iraq (0.378 million barrels per day), Algeria (0.348 million barrels per day), Ecuador (0.195 million barrels per day), and Brazil (0.171 million barrels per day). Total crude oil imports averaged 9.823 million barrels per day in December, which is a decrease of 0.125 million barrels per day from November 2007.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum in November, exporting 2.360 million barrels per day to the United States, which is a decrease from last month (2.431 thousand barrels per day). The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Saudi Arabia with 1.686 million barrels per day

http://www.eia.doe.gov/pub/oil_gas/petroleum/data_publi...
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