In 2011, for the first time in 62 years, the U.S. exported more refined gas, diesel and other fuels than they imported ranking second among all U.S. exports in 2011 in dollar volume at $111.1 billion, behind automotive.
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Fact#10* Released: Aug. 8, 2012 Energy & Environment
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How do we know?
Check the original sources behind the fact:
- US Department of Commerce: “US Bureau of Economic Analysis News, February 2012”
- US Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration: “Today in Energy”
What do others say?
Here are stories and opinion relating to this fact. We didn’t base the fact on them. Some argue a point of view. That’s them talking, not us.
- Center for American Progress: “Exploring the implications of selling homegrown energy”
- American Petroleum Institute: “What are the benefits of exporting petroleum products?”
- Related Video: “Stories from the Gulf: Living with the Oil”
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