US crude imports down in August 2011

Oct 28, 2011 12:00 AM

US crude oil imports declined again in August, falling 522,000 bpd from a year earlier, the Energy Information Administration said.
Crude imports averaged 9.021 mm bpd in August, down 5.5 % from the 9.543 mm bpd imported during the month in 2010.

Canada remained America's biggest foreign oil supplier during August, with exports of 2.240 mm bpd, an increase of 15.8 %, or 305,000 bpd, from a year ago.
Mexico was the second-largest US oil supplier in August, exporting 1.150 mm bpd, down 18,000 bpd from last year.

     Crude Oil Imports (Top 15 Countries)
                     (Thousand Barrels per Day)
Country Aug-11 Jul-11 YTD 2011 Aug-10 YTD 2010

CANADA 2,240 2,188 2,136 1,935 1,976

MEXICO 1,150 1,119 1,115 1,168 1,135

SAUDI ARABIA 1,075 1,307 1,145 1,080 1,071

NIGERIA 854 818 862 942 1,007

VENEZUELA 806 877 910 974 929

IRAQ 637 596 481 281 469

COLOMBIA 365 398 346 346 331
ANGOLA 311 394 328 472 414
ECUADOR 303 172 191 270 213
RUSSIA 252 202 242 334 296
BRAZIL 213 310 232 249 281
KUWAIT 165 222 167 251 208
ALGERIA 140 184 212 374 334
CONGO 66 36 62 98 78
OMAN 52 52 35 0 0

Total Imports of Petroleum (Top 15 Countries) (Thousand Barrels per Day)

Country Aug-11 Jul-11 YTD 2011 Aug-10 YTD 2010
CANADA 2,637 2,626 2,650 2,489 2,544

MEXICO 1,185 1,197 1,222 1,282 1,260
SAUDI ARABIA 1,075 1,326 1,151 1,132 1,086
VENEZUELA 906 943 1,001 1,022 1,007
NIGERIA 892 884 912 985 1,038
IRAQ 637 596 481 281 469
RUSSIA 585 562 611 786 621
COLOMBIA 395 415 378 372 359
ANGOLA 331 407 339 484 423
ECUADOR 309 172 192 276 215
ALGERIA 298 354 409 565 509
BRAZIL 228 329 246 251 302
VIRGIN ISLANDS 185 192 189 301 256
KUWAIT 165 228 168 251 210
UNITED KINGDOM 125 175 167 266 290

Note: The data in the tables above exclude oil imports into the U.S. territories.

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