EIA expects US petroleum trade to shift toward net imports during 2022
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FEBRUARY 20, 2022
In 2021, the United States returned to importing more petroleum (which includes crude oil, refined petroleum products, and other liquids) than it exports following its historic shift to being a net exporter of petroleum in 2020, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). According to EIA’s February 2022 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) , net crude oil imports will increase, making the United States a net importer of petroleum in 2022.