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U.S. Oil Imports to Seen Hitting 20-Year Low 42% of Use

Bloomberg News -- A boom in oil production from the shale formations of North Dakota and Texas has the U.S. on a course to cut its reliance on imported crude oil to about 42 percent this year, the lowest level in two decades.

Dependence on crude purchased from foreign countries is on a pace to decline from last year, Adam Sieminski, the head of the U.S. Energy Information Administration, said during a Bloomberg Government lunch yesterday in Washington.

Higher oil prices and an increased use of a drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing has producers including Continental Resources Inc. (CLR), Marathon Oil Corp. (MRO) and Hess Corp. (HES) boosting production from oil-rich geologic formations. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, involves pumping millions of gallons of water into the ground to free...


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sparky808
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2012 12:22:09 PM

Thank you for posting.
KrsnaDragon
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2012 4:28:52 AM

Informative.
5kvdave
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2012 12:07:27 AM

WHATEVER!!!!!!
Zonk
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 11:46:12 PM

It's not a function of how much we drill in the U.S. We drill more, we export more.
TFowler513
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 11:31:12 PM

Soon pure water will be the commodity.
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 11:30:05 PM

All that "hydraulic fracturing" helped to raise gas prices to 3.95 gallon here today. NICE! What next, pollute the ground water.
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 11:29:40 PM

Doesn't really seem to matter what politician is in office; it's all about luck.
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 11:28:24 PM

Obama's, Reid's, Pelosi's and their ilk have been a real drag on the economy. This has a large part of the decline in oil imports.
jkpsr
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 11:27:32 PM

We have a good trend going. I hope we can keep it up.
mgune9
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 11:24:33 PM

yep -- let's get serious and really reduce the imports
ManOfLeisureII
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 11:23:11 PM

Could be a lot closer to zero if we were serious about it.
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 11:22:37 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 11:19:29 PM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 11:18:50 PM

Gas went up to $3.95 here today.
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 11:18:38 PM

Great trend...and excellent news...now we will find out who our real friends are.

The strategic problem is this: If we no long are going to prop up the Saudis by buying their oil, who will remain in the region to help protect Israel? BIG problem.
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 11:18:15 PM

Give consumers a break!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 11:17:16 PM

we need to DRILL now!
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 11:17:05 PM

That's a definite improvement, and 42% lower next year while not enough will help. What is so interesting is that these cuts which appear to be draconian are on a smaller scale each even. One can never get to zero this way.
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 11:15:45 PM

To get to zero most of us will be driving EVs and hybrids.
pyndasky
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 11:15:43 PM

yet the price stays high.... we're really gettin' screwed!!!
crreed1
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 11:15:32 PM

no low here
gas is now 3.89 &up
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 11:13:09 PM

I will be glad when it is ZERO
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 11:12:35 PM

Cool
mcmonsta
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 11:12:09 PM

sorry 20 year low for whom?
mcmonsta
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 11:11:41 PM

42 year low for whom?
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 11:10:37 PM

Great
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 11:10:34 PM

Organized crime!
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 11:10:31 PM

Work to increase it.
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 11:08:49 PM

yet the gas prices are rising
tz2001
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 11:08:41 PM

Imports are still higher than during the 70's arab oil embargo. We should not be satisfied until the U.S. is supplied 100% from North American sources.
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 11:08:16 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 11:07:07 PM

That headline needs a lot of work, Mr. Bloomberg. LOTS.

Lowest level of imp crude, highest price of ripoff crude. Amazing.
RichWLIN
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 11:06:20 PM

Seems like propoganda to prop up the current administation prior to the election.
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 11:06:13 PM

Bet that sure ticks off Zero'BOY.
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 11:02:38 PM

Proves that gas rice speculation is an act of domestic terrorism, not international
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 10:59:56 PM

Good.
MG_Sputnik
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 10:59:34 PM

Yet prices still rise because we export more.
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 10:56:13 PM

I would be happy if gas prices just stopped going upfor years.
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 10:53:43 PM

Great, let's lower the gas prices
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 10:50:10 PM

I agree with Emperor's Finest. . .
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 10:49:59 PM

all messed up
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 10:49:46 PM

You're welcome...
bonzoonfmb
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 10:49:11 PM

But the U.S. is still exporting crude oil and petroleum products.
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 10:45:29 PM

Good.
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 10:45:01 PM

"U.S. Oil Imports to Seen Hitting 20-Year Low 42% of Use"

Are our headlines now being produced in China, too?
EmperorsFinest
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 10:42:26 PM

It seems we have plenty of resources right here then we shouldn't have to pay so much!
mitchell6597
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 10:37:59 PM

If we don't have to ship it, why then is it so damned expensive?
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 10:36:02 PM

I am sure we could do even better, but in the long run a new form of energy is better.
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 10:34:30 PM

It sounds good. But there could be some negative part too it. It is good too some with the production of oil increasing in the US. Exporting it from the US and importing it too other nations can be good for some. The US will not be like OPEC! The price of gas is still not going too go down for a while, even if more oil is coming from the US.
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 10:32:36 PM

Sweet
jimgraham
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2012 10:30:51 PM

Too bad we are still importing any at all.
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