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US Net Imports Of Energy Were 1.3 Quadrillion Btu, Down 21 Percent On Year


U.S. net imports of energy totaled 1.3 quadrillion Btu, a 21-percent decrease from the March 2011 level., according to the June 2012 Monthly Energy Review (MER), EIA’s primary report of recent energy statistics.

Preliminary data indicate that in March 2012, U.S. primary energy imports totaled 2.3 quadrillion Btu, a 10-percent decrease from the March 2011 level. Crude oil made up 72 percent of primary energy imports, petroleum products 14 percent, and natural gas 12 percent.

Additionally, according to the report,  U.S. primary energy exports totaled 1.0 quadrillion Btu, an 11-percent increase from the March 2011 level. Petroleum products made up 53 percent of primary energy exports, coal 29 percent, and natural gas 15 percent.

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