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America is consuming less oil and pumping up domestic production. In 2011, fuel exports topped imports.

The United States is a net exporter of fuel for the first time since 1949.  In 2011, for the first time in 62 years, we exported more refined gas, diesel and other fuels than we imported. Petroleum products were the country's second-highest-value export in 2011. (Only cars ranked higher.)

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What do others say?

  • : Center for American Progress: Exploring the implications of selling homegrown energy More

  • : American Petroleum Institute: What are the benefits of exporting petroleum products More

  • : Forbes: Inside Americas energy export boom: 10 key insights More

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