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.