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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 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
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
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-
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
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
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
Automakers cut electric-car lease prices

...station and unlimited mileage.Electric vehicles once were billed as the answer to high gas prices and dependence on foreign oil. But U.S. oil production is rising and gasoline supplies are abundant. Pump prices have remained relatively stable...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-05-30/automakers-cut-electric-ca
Business news

...South American country's shale oil deposits.The joint venture adds up to $1.5 billion overall, the first major foreign oil investment in Argentina since President Cristina Fernandez seized control of YPF from Spain's Grupo Repsol last year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-07-16/business-news
Full text of President Obama's State of the Union address

...world, and did his part to help America wean itself off foreign oil.A farmer prepared for the spring after the strongest...fueling stations that shift more cars and trucks from foreign oil to American natural gas. My administration will keep...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-01-28/full-text-president-obam