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Russia Makes a Great ‘Oil Sale’ To America as Biden Stops US Energy

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According to Just the News, new data from the International Energy Agency shows that the United States imported more petroleum products from Russia in March than it has in over a decade.

The 22,938 barrels of crude oil and petroleum imported are short of the 24,371 imported in August 2010. Only one month saw more imports from Russia than this: May 2009, with 25,083 barrels of crude oil and petroleum products.

“Crude oil imports from Russia in March stood at 6.1 million barrels, making Russia the third-largest oil exporter to the United States,” Just the News’ Bethany Blankley reported Friday.

“The spike in U.S. imports of crude oil and petroleum products from Russia began in 2002 and continued to climb in 2010. They dipped down in 2014 and rose significantly in 2020, according to an IEA analysis.”

Of course, this didn’t happen as a result of Joe Biden suddenly taking office. It’s a sign, however, that America’s energy consumption patterns are changing with the petering out of the pandemic. It’s also an augury that this is going to be happening a lot more in the future — particularly as Biden’s administration is making it harder to drill, transport and produce oil.

One of the first acts of the new administration was to cancel the Keystone XL Pipelineproject, which would have brought crude oil down from the oil sands of Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Biden also ended drilling licenses in the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve, stopped new drilling on federal lands and promised to cut carbon emissions in half by 2030.

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