Our Dependence on Foreign Oil Is Declining | The White House | green infographics | Scoop.it
America's dependence on foreign oil is declining, but we have to do more to bring down the price of gas, and there's no short-term solution.

In 2010, we imported less than 50 percent of the oil our nation consumed—the first time that’s happened in 13 years—and the trend continued in 2011.

We’re relying less on imported oil for a number of reasons, not least that production is up here in the United States. In fact, America is producing more oil today than at any time in the last eight years. As part of his strategy to increase safe, responsible oil production in the United States, President Obama has opened millions of new acres for oil and gas exploration and we now have more working oil and gas rigs than the rest of the world—combined...