Petroleum imports numbers all sources
U.S. Crude Oil Imports from All Countries (Thousand Barrels)
The chart indicates a doubling of imported oil in twenty years. Population has doubled since the sixties. How is the US going to maintain per capita consumption at these levels? How can a market keep up without planning to mitigate severe changes?
Exports of crude to elswhere (thousand barrels)
The charts do not translate to the post, so I picked 2007 and simply worked backwards by decade as an illustration.