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Does the United States export crude oil?
Yes, about 24 thousand barrels per day of crude oil was exported in 2004
Graphs showing U.S. Exports of Crude Oil from 1973-2004.  Exports peaked at just under 300,000 barrels per day in 1980 and declined to 24,000 barrels in 2004.

Though it comes as a surprise to many, the U.S. exports a small amount of crude oil, mainly to our neighbors, Canada and Mexico. Crude oil imports, however, continue to dwarf the exports. In 2004, the U.S. imported crude oil at the rate of 10 million barrels per day.

Note: 2004 data based on 11-month average.

Source: U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Monthly Energy Review, Table 3.1b.


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