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How Does Oil Get To The Usa?

Mon Feb 18, 2002 6:36 am

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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RE: How Does Oil Get To The Usa?

Mon Feb 18, 2002 6:38 am

You aren;t plotting a terror attack are you?

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RE: How Does Oil Get To The Usa?

Mon Feb 18, 2002 6:45 am

Oil is also pumped throughout America by pipelines as well.
 
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RE: How Does Oil Get To The Usa?

Mon Feb 18, 2002 7:04 am

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RE: How Does Oil Get To The Usa?

Mon Feb 18, 2002 7:08 am

The vast majority of America's oil comes from Canada, not the Middle East.
 
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RE: How Does Oil Get To The Usa?

Mon Feb 18, 2002 7:09 am

I thought the majority of America's oil came from Mexico, and it's own supplies ie TX, and Alaska.
 
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RE: How Does Oil Get To The Usa?

Mon Feb 18, 2002 7:36 am

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

US imports:
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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

 
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RE: How Does Oil Get To The Usa?

Mon Feb 18, 2002 7:59 am

Foreign oil generally is transferred by pipeline from seaports to refineries and terminal facilities located around the country.
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RE: How Does Oil Get To The Usa?

Mon Feb 18, 2002 9:06 am

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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RE: How Does Oil Get To The Usa?

Mon Feb 18, 2002 2:00 pm

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RE: How Does Oil Get To The Usa?

Mon Feb 18, 2002 2:09 pm

Give it a rest silly little boy.
 
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RE: How Does Oil Get To The Usa?

Mon Feb 18, 2002 2:13 pm

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


 
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RE: How Does Oil Get To The Usa?

Tue Feb 19, 2002 5:57 am

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

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RE: How Does Oil Get To The Usa?

Tue Feb 19, 2002 6:40 am



I've heard that 1/5 of our oil (20%) comes from Nigeria.
 
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RE: How Does Oil Get To The Usa?

Tue Feb 19, 2002 10:10 am

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

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