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U.S. Produced More Oil Than It Imported In October

It's the first time since February, 1995

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The United States produced more crude oil than it imported in October for the first time in almost 20 years, the federal Energy Information Administration announced Wednesday.

The U.S. also produced more oil in September than it has in any one-month period over the last 24 years, partially as a result of the rise of hydraulic fracturing, and the country is importing less than it has in 17 years.

The country is still the world’s largest consumer of oil and the largest importer of crude oil.

 The following interactive graph allows you to compare the source of energy consumed in the U.S. between any two years over the last four decades.