Fact #819: April 28, 2014 Imports of Crude Oil Declining

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Imports of crude oil to the U.S. were on an upward trend for about 20 years. During this period, imports increased from 3.2 million barrels per day in 1986 to 10.1 million barrels per day in 2006. Since 2006, this trend has reversed, with imports of crude oil declining to 7.7 million barrels per day by 2013.

U.S. Imports of Crude Oil, 1980-2013
Graph showing U.S. imports of crude oil from 1980 to 2013. See table below for more detailed information.

 

Supporting Information

U.S. Imports of Crude Oil, 1980-2013
Year Million Barrels
per Day
1980 5.3
1981 4.4
1982 3.5
1983 3.3
1984 3.4
1985 3.2
1986 4.2
1987 4.7
1988 5.1
1989 5.8
1990 5.9
1991 5.8
1992 6.1
1993 6.8
1994 7.1
1995 7.2
1996 7.5
1997 8.2
1998 8.7
1999 8.7
2000 9.1
2001 9.3
2002 9.1
2003 9.7
2004 10.1
2005 10.1
2006 10.1
2007 10.0
2008 9.8
2009 9.0
2010 9.2
2011 8.9
2012 8.5
2013 7.7
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Monthly Energy Review, January 2014, Table 3.3b. Website accessed Feb 12, 2014.

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