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does the United States export crude oil?

7 years ago - 5 answers

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Does the U.S. export oil?
Surprisingly, yes - but the amount is trivial, about 20,000 barrels per day vs. their 10,000,000 and more b/d imports. All exported crude goes to Canada, where it is likely refined and sent back to USA as gasoline.

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To the best of my knowledge , we are an importer .
We use all that BP , Exon and COP take out of Prudhoe Bay plus need more so we import from the middle east and South America .

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by kate - 7 years ago

Yes, to Japan. The Alaska pipeline was set up for the purpose. Americans don't get any of it, we just pay the bill and have for years.

by ToolManJobber - 7 years ago

Alaska Panhandle crude used to be exported to Japan, but that stopped in 2000. Alaska still exports natural gas to Japan and some other countries.

In 2004, the U.S. exported over 1,000,000 barrels of oil. It imported over 13,000,000. These figures are average, per day.

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by double z - 7 years ago

This link from the US Energy Information Administration shows a chart of US oil exports and imports for July and August.
tonto.eia.doe.gov/dnav/pet/pet_move...

Crude Oil exports change from month to month but almost all of the crude oil produced in the US is used domestically. Only a small percentage is exported.
This link shows the history of crude oil exports since 1920:
tonto.eia.doe.gov/dnav/pet/hist/mcr...

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by AngeloElectro - 7 years ago