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A rig a day means more crude on the way

U.S. oil production is way up. But it’s still not enough, keeping America dependent on foreign suppliers.

A rig a day means more crude on the way

Since mid-2009, more than 1,100 new oil rigs have begun pumping in the United States, or about one new rig per day. Even though domestic oil production has reached its highest point since 2003, it is still less than one-third of the oil consumed by Americans. Where do we get the rest?

Today’s infographic names our top three foreign suppliers. Check it out above, then join the discussion below. Is energy independence a realistic goal? What do you want?

What do others say?

  • : The Washington Post: “Center of Gravity in the Oil World Shifts to Americas” More

  • : Business Insider: “There’s no correlation between domestic drilling and lower gas prices” More

  • : Brookings Institution: “The role of oil and gas in driving job growth” More

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