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America’s dependence on foreign oil has gone down every single year since President Obama took office. In 2010, we imported less than 50 percent of the oil our nation consumed—the first time that’s happened in 13 years—and the trend continued in 2011. America’s Petroleum Independence Currently, the U.S. is much less dependent on foreign supply than it was a decade ago. The following chart shows how U.S. production, consumption, and net The economies that depend on oil. This chart shows countries by their dependence on exports of fuel commodities, which include natural gas and coal, as well as oil and oil products. Saudi Arabia is ranked 11th. Countries where fuel accounts for more than 90% of total exports include Algeria, Azerbaijan, Brunei Darussalam, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Sudan and Venezuela. This was the lowest percentage since 1949, the first year for which the U.S. Energy Information Administration has historical data. Petroleum includes crude oil and petroleum products. Petroleum products include gasoline, diesel fuel, heating oil, jet fuel, chemical feedstocks, asphalt, biofuels (ethanol and biodiesel), and other products. The key to America’s crisis in 1973 was our dangerous dependence on oil to power the economy, particularly transportation — and not on our dependence on overseas suppliers per se. America is a transport-intensive society, and even though production is up by around 3.2 million barrels per day since 2005, it’s not enough to satisfy our thirst for oil. That means we have to import foreign oil to feed our addiction. And not just a few gallons.
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