The United States recognized the dependence on Russian oil

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the U.S. Department of energy announced that Russia took the second place in the list of the largest importers of oil in the country, losing the championship to Canada. And the level of supply of petroleum products in November has set a historical record in two and a half times higher than last year’s level and amounted to 19.2 million barrels, according to RIA Novosti.

the energy information Administration (EIA) US Department of energy estimated that in September the country was sent abroad to 89 thousand barrels of crude oil and petroleum products per day than we imported.

As noted, Russia was able to increase exports of crude oil to the United States because of American sanctions against Tehran and Caracas.

Deputy Director of the national energy Institute Alexander Frolov previously explained the US dependence on Russian oil. According to the expert, starting in 2016, the U.S. increased production to 13 million barrels per day, whereas previously they were at 8.4 million. Frolov added that the growth is mainly due to shale oil.

He said that the U.S. “has to” work with Canada and Russia over the abdication of the USA from the two major countries that could significantly help the country to oil imports.

the Ministry of economic development noted that U.S. sanctions against Iran and Venezuela helped Russia increase in physical expression oil export in 2019. From January to November last year exports of crude oil increased by 3.8% in physical terms.

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