America's dependence on foreign sources of oil continues to grow. Without significant reduction in vehicle miles traveled, implementation of more fuel-efficient technology, or use of a diversity of fuels, this trend will continue.
Percentage of Oil Imported
Source: EERE's Transportation Energy Data Book Ed. 24
Projected Percentage of Oil Imported
Source: EIA's Annual Energy Outlook (2005)
Many countries supplying oil to the U.S. are politically unstable or have potentially disruptive labor disagreements.
Nations Exporting Oil to the U.S.