How much oil is imported from unstable countries to the US?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Here's a map showing just how much oil comes from countries that are deemed to be unstable, from an article here on oil dependence. Note that this only deals with countries that are unstable and not countries that simply don't get along all that well with the US (like Venezuela) and that the US would ideally like to not have to depend upon. The numbers for the unstable countries given are:

Algeria - $20 billion annually, 548,000 barrels per day
Chad - $4 billion annually, 104,000 barrels per day
Colombia - $7 billion annually, 200,000 barrels per day
Democratic Republic of the Congo - $30 million annually, 1,000 barrels per day
Mauritania - $100 million annually, 3,000 barrels per day
Iraq - $23 billion annually, 627,000 barrels per day
Nigeria - $36 billion annually, 988,000 barrels per day
Pakistan - $30 million annually, 1,000 barrels per day
Saudi Arabia - $56 billion annually, 1,529,000 barrels per day
Syria - $20 million annually, 6,000 barrels per day

Imports from Venezuela are 1.2 million barrels per day, so one of the highest, and Canada is #1 at 1.9 million barrels per day.


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