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Forget The Arabs. Let's Worry About The Canadians.

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Dean Esmay points out a very important fact: most of the U.S.’s oil doesn’t come from Arab countries. In fact, the lion’s share comes from our friendly neighbors to the north, Canada.

From the Department of Energy:

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

Country………YTD 2005
CANADA……….2,116
MEXICO……….1,657
SAUDI ARABIA *..1,594
VENEZUELA…….1,575
NIGERIA*………1,127
IRAQ *…………534
ALGERIA………..484
ANGOLA…………432
RUSSIA…………422
UNITED KINGDOM….384
VIRGIN ISLANDS….322
ECUADOR………..288
KUWAIT *……….208
COLOMBIA……….191
BRAZIL…………140

Total imports: 11,474

Total Arab (Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Iraq, and Libya): 2,820

Percent of Arab oil: 24.6%
Percent non-Arab: 75.4%

Interesting numbers to say the very least, and it’s certainly news to me that our North American compatriots supply us the most crude.

So what will it take to ween us off of the Saudian Arabian teet? More hybrid tech (it’s coming)? Lower oil consumption (yeah right)? Higher taxes on oil (political suicide)?