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How much oil consumed by the United States comes from foreign countries?

In 2015, about 24% of the petroleum consumed by the United States was imported from foreign countries, the lowest level since 1970.1

Petroleum includes crude oil and petroleum products. Petroleum products include gasoline, diesel fuel, heating oil, jet fuel, chemical feedstocks, asphalt, biofuels (ethanol and biodiesel), and other products.

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1Based on net petroleum imports; preliminary estimate for 2015.

Last updated: March 8, 2016


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