Saturday, January 19, 2013

"Where the U.S. gets its oil imports, in one map"

Where we get our imported oil to fuel our economy is largely dictated by geography and close proximity to the source.

Canada is our largest source: 2.3 million barrels of oil per day, especially for a large section of the Mid-West.  Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela (primarily in the South/South West) are next in line bunched up at around 1.3 millions of barrels per day (each).

(Please see the article that accompanies this graphic HERE  (hence the title of this posting). It is very interesting and has some links to learn more about this issue)
Source: Wonkblog at Washington Post

It is suggested in the article cited that the completion of the Keystone Pipeline (below) will bring an estimate 1.5 millions of additional oil to the South, potentially displacing oil we currently get from the above mentioned countries and then some. 
Good thing? Bad thing? Or is it just a thing?

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