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Fact-checking the Washington rhetoric on oil, drilling and energy
"In 2010, U.S. oil production reached its highest level since 2003. The United States produced about 5.5 million barrels of oil a day in 2010, according to EIA data.
U.S. oil production peaked in 1970 when the country produced 9.6 million barrels a day.
The EIA says the United States has 20.7 billion barrels of proven oil reserves as of 2009, the year with the most up-to-date data available.
U.S. proven reserves are significantly smaller than countries like Canada (178.1 billion barrels), Venezuela (99.4 billion barrels), Saudi Arabia (266.7 billion barrels), United Arab Emirates (97.8 billion barrels) and Libya (43.7 billion barrels).
Overall, based on those numbers, the United States has about 2 percent of the world's proven oil reserves.
The United States consumes massive amounts of oil. The EIA says the United States consumed 18,771,400 barrels of oil per day in 2009. That's higher than any other country in the world.
To put that number in perspective, the United State consumes more oil than Africa, the Middle East and Central and South America combined.
In total, the United States consumed 6.85 billion barrels of oil in 2009 and 6.99 billion barrels of oil in 2010. That's about one-fourth of the world's oil."
Drill baby drill won't lower gas prices
That's because the amount of extra oil that could be produced from more drilling in this country is tiny compared to what the world consumes.
Plus, any extra oil the country did produce would likely be quickly offset by a cut in OPEC production."
3-state compact for offshore energy in NC bill
Poor timing may doom offshore drilling plan in Southeast
"North Carolina, Virginia and South Carolina may have something to gain when it comes to offshore drilling, but the events of 2010 remind us that they also have plenty to lose."
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