U.S. crude oil exports grew to an average of 1.1 MMBOPD in 2017, the EIA said, which is the second full year since restrictions on crude oil exports were removed. Crude oil exports in 2017 were nearly double the level of exports in 2016. Increased U.S. crude oil exports were supported by increasing U.S. crude oil production and expanded infrastructure, the EIA said.

U.S. Crude Oil Exports 1920-2017, Mar. 2018

According to the EIA, U.S. crude oil exports went to 37 destinations in 2017 – this compares to 27 destinations in 2016. As usual, ...

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