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Overview of U.S. Petroleum Production, Imports, Exports, and Consumption

(Million barrels per day)

Dataset Excel: 

Component numbers may not add to totals due to independent rounding. 


KEY:  R = revised; U = data are not available.

a Includes crude oil and natural gas plant liquids. This data series has been revised from 1975 forward to exclude the field production of other liquids including: finished motor gasoline, motor gasoline blending components, and other hydrocarbons and oxygenates.

b Includes lease condensate.

c Includes imports for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, which began in 1977.

d Beginning in 1985, motor gasoline blending components and aviation gasoline blending components are included.

e Net imports is equal to Imports minus Exports.


Domestic production, imports, exports, and U.S. petroleum consumption:

1960-70: U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Review, DOE/EIA-0384(2000) (Washington, DC: August 2001), table 5.1.

1975-2018: Ibid., Monthly Energy Review, tables 3.1, 3.3b, and 3.3e, available at as of Apr. 25, 2019.

U.S. petroleum consumption by transportation sector:

1960-70: Ibid., Annual Energy Review 2006, DOE/EIA-0384(2005) (Washington, DC: July 2007), table 5.13c, available at as of Sept. 23, 2008.

1975-2016: Ibid., Monthly Energy Review, tables 3.7a-3.7c, available at as of Feb. 24, 2017.

World petroleum consumption:

1960-79: Ibid., Annual Energy Review (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), table 11.10, available at as of Aug. 20, 2010.

1980-2016: Ibid., International Energy Statistics, Total Petroleum Consumption,  available at as of Mar. 26, 2019.