Where does the U.S. get its oil from?

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Its actually been mostly domestic for a number of years now, but don't try to tell the unwashed masses that fact... The whole "we only care about the middle east for the oil" narrative is just so darn convenient.
 
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The unwashed masses thought Saudi was the number 1 source of import. It's the number 2. OK, what is the big deal? It doesn't change the fact US imported oil for a looong time.
 
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Originally Posted By: friendly_jacek
The unwashed masses thought Saudi was the number 1 source of import. It's the number 2. OK, what is the big deal? It doesn't change the fact US imported oil for a looong time.
It's actually a distant #3 after domestic and Canada. People thought the earth was flat for a looooong time too.
 
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Originally Posted By: 440Magnum
Its actually been mostly domestic for a number of years now, but don't try to tell the unwashed masses that fact... The whole "we only care about the middle east for the oil" narrative is just so darn convenient.
Still being used as political fodder, people eat what they're fed!
 
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Originally Posted By: 440Magnum
Originally Posted By: friendly_jacek
The unwashed masses thought Saudi was the number 1 source of import. It's the number 2. OK, what is the big deal? It doesn't change the fact US imported oil for a looong time.
It's actually a distant #3 after domestic and Canada. People thought the earth was flat for a looooong time too.
I guess you don't understand what import means.
 
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Originally Posted By: friendly_jacek
Originally Posted By: 440Magnum
Originally Posted By: friendly_jacek
The unwashed masses thought Saudi was the number 1 source of import. It's the number 2. OK, what is the big deal? It doesn't change the fact US imported oil for a looong time.
It's actually a distant #3 after domestic and Canada. People thought the earth was flat for a looooong time too.
I guess you don't understand what import means.
I guess you missed the word "domestic." The key word is "distant." If all the Saudi oil disappeared, its now a small enough percentage of the TOTAL US consumption that it wouldn't be a disaster like it would have been in the 1990s. Sure, it would cause a price spike, but it wouldn't bring back gas lines.
 
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It would be very helpful if there was a pipeline too. Rail is both more unsafe and comes at a cost that's about double/triple that of a pipeline.
Originally Posted By: Garak
As far as I'm concerned, with free trade and us sharing the continent, the U.S. should have first priority for Canadian oil exports.
 
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Originally Posted By: friendly_jacek
Originally Posted By: 440Magnum
Originally Posted By: friendly_jacek
The unwashed masses thought Saudi was the number 1 source of import. It's the number 2. OK, what is the big deal? It doesn't change the fact US imported oil for a looong time.
It's actually a distant #3 after domestic and Canada. People thought the earth was flat for a looooong time too.
I guess you don't understand what import means.
If you'd forget the dogma and just do the facts it would be a far more cogent argument. As 440 noted, it is primarily used to leverage the uninformed...
 
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Originally Posted By: kschachn
It would be very helpful if there was a pipeline too. Rail is both more unsafe and comes at a cost that's about double/triple that of a pipeline.
A pipeline, though, means that people have to actually commit to something, and everyone is nutty about that lately, despite any problems we've seen with rail. We had pipelines running through our farm. The pipeline companies were extremely easy to deal with and were quite respectful and friendly.
 
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