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

In 2014, about 27% of the petroleum consumed by the United States was imported from foreign countries,1 the lowest level since 1985.

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. In 2014, about 44% of the crude oil processed in U.S. refineries was imported.

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1 Based on net petroleum imports; preliminary data.

Last updated: March 12, 2015


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