Mon Apr 29 11:04:00 CDT 2013
-- Foreign crude supply concentrated
It’s no secret the jump in US oil production in recent years has dropped imports of foreign crude to the lowest It’s levels since 1997—down 1.3 million b/d in the 4 weeks ended Apr. 19, the latest data available, from the comparable period in 2012. What is not as well known, said Energy Information Administration officials, is US crude imports are now more concentrated among the five biggest outside suppliers—Canada, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Venezuela, and Iraq, in that order.