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The U.S. is an active participant in petroleum markets as both an importer and exporter

U.S. petroleum trade, as explained in the article text
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Petroleum Supply Monthly, Monthly Energy Review

U.S. net petroleum trade, including crude oil, petroleum products, and natural gas plant liquids, has fallen in recent years, reaching 3.7 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2017. This is the lowest level of net petroleum trade (imports minus exports) since 1971. At the same time, total U.S. gross petroleum trade (imports and exports) has reached an all-time high of 16.3 million b/d in 2017.

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