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Company Level Imports

With Data for September 2014   |  Release Date:  November 26, 2014   |  Next Release Date: December 30, 2014   |   XLS     

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September 2014 Import Highlights

Monthly data on the origins of crude oil imports in September 2014 has been released and it shows that two countries exported more than 1 million barrels per day to the United States (see table below). The top five exporting countries accounted for 81 percent of United States crude oil imports in September while the top ten sources accounted for approximately 96 percent of all U.S. crude oil imports. The top five sources of US crude oil imports for September were Canada (3,129 thousand barrels per day), Saudi Arabia (1,004 thousand barrels per day), Mexico (816 thousand barrels per day), Venezuela (756 thousand barrels per day), and Iraq (350 thousand barrels per day). The rest of the top ten sources, in order, were Colombia (325 thousand barrels per day), Ecuador (305 thousand barrels per day), Kuwait (237 thousand barrels per day), Angola (183 thousand barrels per day), and Brazil (106 thousand barrels per day). Total crude oil imports averaged 7,508 thousand barrels per day in September, which was an increase of 37 thousand barrels per day from imports during August 2014.

Canada remained the largest exporter of total petroleum to the United States in September; exporting 3,541 thousand barrels per day. The second largest exporter of total petroleum was Saudi Arabia with 1,004 thousand barrels per day.

Crude oil imports (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Sep-14 Aug-14 YTD 2014 Sep 13 YTD 2013
CANADA 3,129 2,956 2,813 2,536 2,558
SAUDI ARABIA 1,004 894 1,252 1,539 1,273
MEXICO 816 734 779 778 825
VENEZUELA 756 804 750 777 753
IRAQ 350 543 381 287 372
COLOMBIA 325 326 281 309 392
ECUADOR 305 305 212 250 235
KUWAIT 237 263 342 299 316
ANGOLA 183 122 127 226 221
BRAZIL 106 203 120 194 117
CHAD 95 62 56 76 65
ARGENTINA 34 14 32 34 16
INDONESIA 34 25 18 37 15
NIGERIA 32 3 61 249 289
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 31 62 18 0 0

Total imports of petroleum (Top 15 countries)


(thousand barrels per day)
Country Sep-14 Aug-14 YTD 2014 Sep 13 YTD 2013
CANADA 3,541 3,433 3,310 3,086 3,117
SAUDI ARABIA 1,004 894 1,261 1,557 1,277
MEXICO 859 798 834 839 900
VENEZUELA 823 867 803 837 808
IRAQ 350 543 381 287 372
COLOMBIA 333 336 304 314 410
ECUADOR 305 305 214 255 239
RUSSIA 263 394 343 459 487
KUWAIT 245 263 344 299 319
ANGOLA 202 129 142 226 235
ALGERIA 185 137 111 136 118
BRAZIL 113 214 138 262 165
INDIA 98 104 98 52 92
CHAD 95 62 56 76 65
KOREA, SOUTH 92 42 58 57 68

Note: The data in the tables above exclude oil imports into the U.S. territories.

Crude oil imports from Persian Gulf 2014 (January - June)

Explanatory notes

Sources  - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) petroleum imports data are available at the company level. The data source is the Form EIA-814, "Monthly Imports Report."

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