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Does US import over 60% of its oil?

March 14, 2011

Spring 2011: US gas prices soaring

Recently President Obama said the US imports less than 1/2 it’s total oil.  Senator Mitch McConnell called the President out, claiming the US imported over 60% of its oil.

FactCheck.org explains the spin, and uses the findings of the independent Energy Information Administration to show why industry insiders agree with the President’s number.

Image credit to Stock Exchange user cararr

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  1. JanetLee permalink
    March 14, 2011 6:37 pm

    It’s all smoke and mirrors to keep us fighting amongst ourselves. The real question is do we want to lead the world in solar and wind energy or do we want to buy our solar panels and wind turbines from China?

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