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National Petroleum Day: August 27, 2019

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From the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Energy Explained, Crude and Petroleum Products:

“Crude oil and other liquids produced from fossil fuels are refined into petroleum products that people use for many different purposes. Biofuels, such as ethanol and biodiesel, are also used as petroleum products, mainly in mixtures with gasoline and diesel fuel.

“Petroleum is the largest U.S. energy source. We use petroleum products to propel vehicles, to heat buildings and to produce electricity. In the industrial sector, the petrochemical industry uses petroleum as a raw material (a feedstock) to make products such as plastics, polyurethane, solvents and hundreds of other intermediate and end-user goods.

“In 2017, U.S. petroleum consumption averaged about 19.96 million barrels per day (b/d), which included about 1 million b/d of biofuels.

“U.S. petroleum consumption by sector and share of total in 2017

  • Transportation—14.02 million barrels per day (b/d)—71%
  • Industrial—4.76 million b/d—24%
  • Residential—0.52 million b/d—3%
  • Commercial—0.47 million b/d—2%
  • Electric power—0.10 million b/d—1%”

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Key Stats

Source: 2017 American Community Survey, 1-Year Estimates.

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Note: The table above is cropped to highlight petroleum engineers and geological and petroleum technicians. Click on the image above to see all 526 occupations.

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From Foreign Trade > U.S. International Trade Data:

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Source: Quarterly Financial Report, 2000-2019.

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Source: Monthly Wholesale Trade: Sales and Inventories, 1992-2019.

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Source: Quarterly Services Survey, 2010-2018.

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Source: 2016 Annual Survey of Manufactures.

Table AM1631GS101, General Statistics: Statistics for Industry Groups and Industries: 2016 and 2015.

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Source: 2016 County Business Patterns.

Table CB1600A11, Geography Area Series: County Business Patterns.

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Note: The table above is cropped at the bottom. Click on the image to see the full table.

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Foreign Trade › U.S. International Trade Data:

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