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How Does Oil Get To The Usa?  
User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1710 times:

I was reading a magazine and they said the USA receives 9.2 Million barrels of oil a day on average.

That is amazing.

I assume the oil is put on the ships in the Middle East and the ships head for ports like Miami, NYC, LA, San Fran. and Seattle? That must be hundreds of ships per day.

After they get to those ports they ship them by truck I presume to other inland cities like Topeka, Denver, etc..

Does anyone know how many ships, trucks, and people it takes to move all of this oil? About how long does the oil take to get from say Tehran to Phoenix?



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User currently offlineUal747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1693 times:

You aren;t plotting a terror attack are you?

UAL747


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1687 times:

Oil is also pumped throughout America by pipelines as well.

User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1683 times:



User currently offlineHoffa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1679 times:

The vast majority of America's oil comes from Canada, not the Middle East.

User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1676 times:

I thought the majority of America's oil came from Mexico, and it's own supplies ie TX, and Alaska.

User currently offlineHoffa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1664 times:

The US imports 54% of its oil from the Western hemisphere.

US imports:
-----------------
Canada: 1.51 million barrels per day (25% of total)
Saudi Arabia: 1.46 million barrels per day
Mexico: 1.3 million barrels per day
Venezuela: 1.45 million barrels per day



User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1658 times:

Foreign oil generally is transferred by pipeline from seaports to refineries and terminal facilities located around the country.


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User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6515 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1628 times:

A typical large ocean going crude oil carrier accommodates between two and three million barrels. So there is nothing like "hundreds of ships per day". You can count them easily on one hand.

But hundreds of smaller ships are involved in transport of oil products on the big rivers and lakes to depots and refineries around the country. Same way pipelines and rail tank cars spread a lot of oil and oil products around the country.



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User currently offline764er From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1578 times:

Apathoid: Were you picked on as a kid? At least if you're going to insult someone, be a little more creative than a weak "mockery" of their username.  Sleepy

User currently offlineApathoid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1571 times:

Give it a rest silly little boy.

User currently offline764er From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1567 times:

LOL, that's doesn't cut it, either. Anything else??




User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1538 times:

Most foreign oil imported to the USA comes through the Port of Houston.

The Port of Houston is the Largest Foreign Port in the USA (in terms of Tonnage) and 2nd largest port overall in the USA, and 8th largest in the world. 40% of the USA refining capacity is located in the Houston Metro Area. This is part of the reason Houston is known as the Energy capital of the World (not to mention all the HQs and energy and oil companies). Another Big oil port is the Port of South Louisana and New Orleans. Though Houston is the biggest.

Most USA oil coming from Opec comes from Venezuela and not the mid-east though Iraq and Saudi Arabia are the biggest in that Area. Check the Port of Houston website for numbers.

www.portofhouston.com

Ciao


User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3076 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1530 times:



I've heard that 1/5 of our oil (20%) comes from Nigeria.


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1518 times:

Awwww yeah boyyyyyy. Mls515 is glossin' those math skills!!!!!

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