The Calgary Herald reports that, “Canada –already the largest oil supplier to the U.S.–pumped out record exports south of the border this summer…”
1 – “U.S. imports of crude oil from Canada rose 5.4 per cent in July to the highest monthly level in at least 36 years, according to figures released by the U.S. Energy Department.”
2 – “Canada’s crude oil imports averaged 2.11 million barrels a day, the most since the Department of Energy began breaking down import records by country in January 1973.”
3 – “Imports from Canada in July rose 109,000 barrels a day from June, and 134,000 barrels a day, or 6.8 per cent, from July 2008.”
4 – “More than 62 per cent of the total was shipped via pipeline into the Midwest.”
5 – “The imports ranged from heavy, sour crude to light, sweet synthetic oil upgraded from Alberta’s oilsands. Those imports are expected to rise as a number of pipeline projects come to fruition, amid rising concerns from U.S. environmental groups about the higher carbon emissions from oilsands crude.”
The article can be found at http://www.edmontonjournal.com/business/exports+record/2049430/story.htm or http://oilsandstruth.org/oil-exports-us-set-record.