imported oil

Friday Energy Fact: China is Now the World's Largest Net Importer of Petroleum and Other Liquid Fuels

March 28, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

China Liquid Fuel Imports

In September of 2013, China's net imports of petroleum and other liquid fuels exceeded those of the United States on a monthly basis, which meant that China had become the largest net importer of crude oil and other liquid fuels in the world.[read more]

Domestic Oil Production Growth and Lower Net Imports

April 30, 2013 by Mark Green

domestic production vs. import

Imports of crude oil have decreased significantly over the past four years as the U.S. has become more self-reliant in meeting its energy needs domestically.[read more]

Does Ethanol Reduce Petroleum Imports?

September 27, 2009 by Robert Rapier

One of the main arguments in favor of ethanol production in the U.S. that it supports the goals of energy independence by getting us off of foreign oil. After all, we could just tell the entire Mideast to take a hike while we grow our own fuel. In fact, there have been some truly grandiose claims made around this theme. After all, if we...[read more]

Is the Energy Crisis Over?

May 1, 2009 by Geoffrey Styles

A quick check of Google Trends this morning confirmed my gut feeling that, other than from government officials, references to an ongoing energy crisis have fallen significantly in the last year. Google's statistics show that searches on this phrase have fallen back to about where they were in 2004 or 2005, though still somewhat higher...[read more]