EAST COAST RELIANCE ON OIL IMPORTS TO GROW

U.S. East Coast states' dependence on imported oil will increase sharply in this decade, the Coalition for American Energy Security (CAES) predicts. It said by 2000 New England's reliance on imported oil will increase from the current 91% to 98%, Mid-Atlantic states will lose 240,000 b/d of products made from domestic oil, and the South Atlantic states will go from 59% dependency on imported oil to 76%.

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