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US trade deficit in January falls to $41.8 billion

...only have oil costs plunged since June, but the U.S. production made possible by fracking has reduced dependence on foreign oil. Between December and January, petroleum imports fell 23 percent to $17.7 billion.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-06/us-trade-deficit-january-f
US running out of room to store oil; price collapse next?

...crude, which is a type many U.S. refineries are not designed to process. Federal law restricts crude exports.? Foreign oil continues to flow into the U.S., both because of economic weakness in other countries and to feed refineries designed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-03/us-running-out-room-store-
US trade deficit hits 11-month low of $39 billion

...falling.Imports dropped even faster, falling 2.2 percent to $235.4 billion. That was primarily a reflection of foreign oil declines. The volume of crude imported in November hit its lowest level since 1994, while the average price dropped...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-07/us-trade-deficit-hits-11-m
US trade deficit jumps 17.1 percent to $46.6 billion

...weren't for the energy boom in the United States. Higher production at home has been lowering America's reliance on foreign oil. For the year, petroleum imports fell 9.6 percent to $334.1 billion, the lowest level for imports since 2009...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-05/us-trade-deficit-jumps-171
US trade deficit expands in September

...The trade gap has been tempered this year by the boom in U.S. energy production, which has reduced dependence on foreign oil and increased U.S. petroleum exports. So far this year, petroleum imports are 7.6 percent below the level of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-04/us-trade-deficit-expands-s
Why drop in oil prices could squeeze US economy

...that it will come back to haunt us in 2015."A boom in U.S. oil production has helped sharply reduce dependence on foreign oil, a result of drilling in some of the highest-cost areas on earth. Drilling in areas of North Dakota and Texas...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-13/why-drop-oil-prices-could-
US trade deficit drops to $40.1 billion in August

...the deficit in 2013 reflected in part a boom in U.S. energy production that has reduced America's dependence on foreign oil while boosting U.S. petroleum exports to a record high.In August, U.S. exports of petroleum were up 2.2 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-03/us-trade-deficit-drops-401
US trade deficit drops to $43.4 billion in October

...products more expensive in overseas markets.The big drop in global oil prices in recent months helps to lower America's foreign oil bill but it also depresses export sales since a U.S. energy production boom has been pushing U.S. petroleum exports...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-05/us-trade-deficit-drops-434
Three-wheeled Elio, a $6,800 commuter car, is closer to going on sale

...engineering products like children's car seats.In 2008, tired of high gas prices and the country's dependence on foreign oil, he started working on a fuel-efficient car. Equally important to him was creating U.S. manufacturing jobs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-15/three-wheeled-elio-6800-co
Alternative Fueled Vehicle Roadshow stops in Augusta

...is a domestic product ? with about 90 percent originating in North America ? that can help reduce dependence on foreign oil.Electric cars and hybrids are growing in popularity and becoming more cost-effective, said Mike Anderson, the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-06-14/alternative-fueled-vehicle-ro