Top 10 Oil Deposits: Where Does America Get Oil?

By Staff Writer

Let's talk about oil. It lights your home, runs your cars, and gives you something to put your drink in. Despite all the wonderful uses of our fallen dinosaur friends, it is also the leading cause of global warming, and in effect - climate change. Burning fossil fuels changes the climate more than any other human activity. Human activities currently release over 30 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year. You know that. I know that. Let's get just a little more information on the topic. It may shock many to find that many drilling sites in the United States are either very close to Native American land or directly on Native land. 

Some of the nations we get oil from, and why may astound you. Though the United States of America has vast oil reserves they nevertheless partake in the open oil market. The US produces over 65% of its own oil and imports about 35% of the rest. Statistics are based on U.S. Energy Information Administration reviews and World Population reviews. There are a lot of deals, exchanges, and secret meetings to get oil to our fine nation. The United States remained a net crude oil importer in 2021. However, some of the crude oil that the U.S. imports are refined by U.S. refineries into petroleum products—such as gasoline, heating oil, diesel fuel, and jet fuel — that the U.S. then exports.