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The U.S. imported almost 12 million barrels per day in 2010, according to data for the first ten months of the year. Canada, Mexico and other non-OPEC countries are the top three places from which the U.S. imported petroleum. Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, and Venezuela – which are all OPEC nations – each provided the U.S. with about one million barrels per day of petroleum. Libya, also part of OPEC, provided the U.S. with only 76 thousand barrels per day.
U.S. Imports of Petroleum by Country, First Ten Months of 2010
|Saudi Arabia||1,090||U.S. Virgin Islands||263|
|Other OPEC||3||Other Non-OPEC||1,147|
|OPEC Average||4,949||Non-OPEC Average||6,935|
Source: Energy Information Administration, January 2011 Monthly Energy Review, Table 3.3.