BP Oil Still Washing Ashore One Year After Spill
"The U.S. imported about 49 percent of the crude oil and refined petroleum products that were consumed during 2010, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) noted in a recent brief on the issue.
About half of these imports came from the Western Hemisphere, EIA said, adding that U.S. dependence on foreign petroleum has declined since peaking in 2005.
Canada is the United States' leading crude oil supplier, EIA reported."
Senate energy panel to vote on offshore drilling-safety bill next week
"Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) said Thursday she would offer an amendment that provides coastal states a significant share of revenues from offshore energy development in federal waters.
Gulf of Mexico states are already entitled to some revenue-sharing, but Landrieu wants that sped up and extended to other states to provide an incentive for backing drilling off their shores."