Old oil data but interesting…
We were able to secure the statistics from the U.S. Department of Energy for various oil companies for calendar Year 2000:
Shell purchased 3,611,000 barrels from Kuwait and Saudi Arabia
BP purchased none from the Middle East.
Chevron purchased 14,724,000 from the Middle East.
Citgo-None from the Middle East.
Amoco purchased 3,611,000 barrels from the Middle East.
Exxon-Mobil combined purchased 13,273,000 barrels from the Middle East.
Marathon purchased 10,710,000 in Middle Eastern oil.
Sunoco purchased none from the Middle East.
Conoco purchased 523,000 from the Middle East.
Sinclair-We didn’t find any figures.
Phillips-We didn’t find any Middle Eastern purchases.
Push forward to 2010.…
Imported from Middle East
Exxon /Mobil 121,300,000
Murphy Oil USA 0
So why are we going to pay alot more for a gallon of gas? It makes no sense since most of the oil is not from the Middle East. Now the news will tell you because of the upheaval in Greece, the Iran threat of closing the passage, the other Middle East countries vying for a different ruler. It is my understanding that the U.S. gets most of its oil from Canada and Mexico. So where is the expense of importing a barrel of oil?
It is either trucked or piped into the refineries. Wake Up, America.
I guess that the other thing that bothers me is that the economy is trying to turn a corner and the gas companies are gouging us for more money.
Where is the outrage? Where is the uproar of the people?