POLITICS
08/08/2012 08:52 am ET

Fact Of The Day #10: U.S. Oil Production, Consumption Habits Show Big Shift

The United States is a net exporter of fuel for the first time since 1949. In 2011, for the first time in 62 years, we exported more refined gas, diesel and other fuels than we imported. Petroleum products were the country's second-highest-value export in 2011. (Only cars ranked higher.)

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