Map Reveals a Web of Oil Imports

The Rocky Mountain Institute, an organization that promotes technology for energy efficiency, has created an interactive map of oil imports into the US since 1973. This Google Map-based infographic is based on the Energy Information Agency’s database broken down by country of origin.   

An interesting trend illustrated on the map and noted by Bullis (2009), “is just how long oil prices stayed low after the oil crisis of the late 1970s: long enough for people to forget the lessons of that crisis and start buying big, heavy cars again, and get truly addicted to oil.”