U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis
Frequently Asked Questions
How much of the oil produced in the United States is consumed in the United States?
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) cannot determine the exact amount of crude oil produced in the United States that is consumed, as refined products, in the United States. However, most of the crude oil produced in the United States is refined by U.S. refineries. The United States also produces other liquids that are used in the refining process or that are added to refined products. In June 2015, the United States produced an average of about 9.3 million barrels of crude oil per day, about 4.1 million barrels per day of other noncrude petroleum liquids, and about 1.1 million barrels per day of biofuels.
The United States exports small volumes of domestically produced crude oil, most of it to Canada, which may actually return to the United States as refined products. EIA is not able to track how much domestically produced crude oil is exported in the form of refined petroleum products.
Since May 2011, the United States has been a net exporter (exports were greater than imports) of noncrude petroleum liquids, refined petroleum products, and biofuels. The volume of net exports of U.S. noncrude petroleum liquids and products in June 2015 was equivalent to about 10% of the total volume of U.S. petroleum consumption in June 2015.
Last updated: September 14, 2015
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