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Fact Of The Day #22: America's Domestic Oil Production, Addiction (INFOGRAPHIC)

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Since mid-2009, more than 1,100 new oil rigs have begun pumping in the United States, or about one new rig per day. Even though domestic oil production has reached its highest point since 2003, it is still less than one-third of the oil consumed by Americans. Where do we get the rest?


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