Saturday, March 08, 2008

My Kingdom for a Horse

Yesterday, Lana pointed out in a comment that the U.S. imports more oil from Canada than from any other single country. This is true. It's also true that the U.S., despite rhetorical hostility between the governments of Venezuela and the U.S., imports quite a little bit of Texas Tea from Venezuela -- and Mexico. All very interesting.

I found this data courtesy of the U.S. Government:

Total Daily Imports of Petroleum (Top 15 Countries)
Country/Dec 2007:

CANADA -- 2,360,000
SAUDI ARABIA -- 1,686,000
VENEZUELA -- 1,387,000
MEXICO -- 1,322,000
NIGERIA -- 1,271,000
ALGERIA -- 600,000
ANGOLA -- 439,000
IRAQ -- 378,000
RUSSIA -- 306,000
ECUADOR -- 201,000
BRAZIL -- 178,000
KUWAIT -- 158,000
NETHERLANDS -- 157,000

Source: US Energy Information Administration, March 3, 2008

Meanwhile, the Amish in America have their own alternative -- horse power.

In Detroit, another snow storm today. Regular unleaded gas is running about $3.25 per gallon, so less petrol-powered driving going on, I'm guessing.

Today's Rune: Gateway.


the walking man said...

6% of our oil comes from Venezuela.

Which is irrelevant if they would allow horses to be kept in the city and used on city streets, except most Americans are to obese to get on the creature, can't live without the cellphone which needs the car to recharge it at times and doesn't come with a cd player, not to mention if you grow straw and hay in your yards you'll get a ticket for not keeping things tidy as well as can you imagine the size of poop bags you'd need to keep the crap off the cities streets...uhh strike that last one it would just blend in with all the other crap on the streets.

Peace in horse poop


Erik Donald France said...

Where does Iran's oil go?
Japan, Europe, China, etc.

Other info.:

Gallons of Oil per Barrel 42
Barrels of Oil per Metric Ton (U.S.) 7.33
U.S. Crude Oil Production: 5,102,000 barrels/day
State Ranking of Crude Oil Production: Texas - 1,088,000 barrels/day
U.S. Crude Oil Imports:
10,118,000 barrels/day
U.S. Crude Oil Imports from OPEC: 5,517,000 barrels/day
Top U.S. Crude Oil Supplier: Canada - 1,802,000 barrels/day
U.S. Petroleum Product Imports: 3,589,000 barrels/day
U.S. Petroleum Product Imports from OPEC: 733,000 barrels/day
U.S. Net Petroleum Imports: 12,390,000 barrels/day
Top U.S. Total Petroleum Supplier:Canada - 2,353,000 barrels/day
Top Oil Producing Countries & Exporters: #1 - Saudi Arabia
Top Oil Consuming Countries & Importers: #1 - United States
U.S. Total Petroleum Exports: 1,317,000 barrels/day
U.S. Petroleum Consumption: 20,687,000 barrels/day
Dependence on Net Petroleum Imports (2007): 58.2%
Crude Oil Domestic First Price wellhead price (2007):$66.52/barrel
Motor Gasoline Retail Prices U.S. City Average (2007):$2.85/gallon
Regular Grade Motor Gasoline Retail Prices U.S. City Average (2007): $2.80/gallon
Federal Motor Gasoline Tax: 18.4 cents/gallon
U.S. Motor Gasoline Consumption: 9,253,000 barrels/day (388.6 million gallons/day)
Share of US Oil Consumption for Transportation: 68%
U.S. Average Home Heating Oil Price: $2.37/gallon (excluding taxes)
Number of U.S. Operable Petroleum Refineries: 149
U.S. Refiners Ranked Capacity (1/1/2007): #1 - Baytown, Texas (ExxonMobil) 562,500 barrels/day
Top U.S. Petroleum Refining States (2007): #1 - Texas 4,337,026 barrels/day
U.S. Proved Reserves of Crude Oil as of December 31, 2006:20,972 million barrels
Top U.S. Oil Fields (2006):
Prudhoe Bay, AK
Top U.S. Producing Companies (2006): BP - 586,000 barrels/day
U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve: 689 million barrels
Total World Oil Production (2005): 82,532,000 barrels/day
Total World Petroleum Consumption (2005): 83,607,000 barrels/day

US imports from rest of world: 58.2%

Bubs said...

Just tell me who to blame so I can focus my anger.

Charles Gramlich said...

I'm looking forward to summer. No driving.

Lana Gramlich said...

My sympathies on the sn*w. <:(