In 2008, the U.S. imported 1.2 million bbl/d of crude oil from Mexico, of which 97 percent went to the GulfCoast. The U.S. also imported about 100,000 bbl/d of refined products from Mexico in 2008, mostly residual fuel oil, naphtha, and gasoline blending components. Mexico is the 3rd largest exporter of oil to the U.S. after Canada and Saudi Arabia. (EIA)
In 2008, Mexico was the seventh-largest producer of oil in the world. The country produced an average of 3.19 million barrels per day (bbl/d) of total oil liquids during 2008. In 2008, Mexico exported 1.4 million bbl/d of crude oil. The United States receives the vast majority of Mexico’s crude oil exports, which mostly arrive via tanker at the GulfCoast.
(The White House, EIA, UPI)