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Full text of President Obama's State of the Union address

...the coming months, I'll build on that success by setting new standards for our trucks, so we can keep driving down oil imports and what we pay at the pump.Taken together, our energy policy is creating jobs and leading to a cleaner, safer planet...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-01-28/full-text-president-obam
Don't repeat past mistakes

...prohibitions for obtaining resources from public lands, and cheap and efficient distribution methods (pipelines). The oil imports have decreased more than 1 million barrels a day over the past several years. This amounts to money for hundreds of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2013-08-14/dont-repeat-past-mistake
US could soon overtake Saudi Arabia as world's biggest oil producer

...the oil it burned in 2006.By the end of this year, U.S. crude output will be at its highest level since 1998 and oil imports will be lower than at any time since 1992, at 41 percent of consumption."It's a stunning turnaround," Burkhard...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-10-23/us-could-soon-overtake-sau
Oil falls on prediction that demand will grow at slower pace next year

...demand for oil and energy products. Another factor in lower fourth-quarter demand is Hurricane Sandy, which disrupted oil imports and gasoline deliveries on theEast Coast, the agency said.U.S. gasoline prices appear to have leveled off at an...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-11-13/oil-falls-prediction-deman
Economic reports hold out hope for stronger job growth

...But thanks to reduced U.S. demand for imported oil, imports fell even more ? 2.8 percent. Petroleum imports fell 4.4 percent. Crude oil imports averaged 7 million barrels a day, the fewest since...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-05-02/economic-reports-hold-out-
US trade deficit hits $44.2 billion in August as exports fall to lowest level in 6 months

...1 percent to $225.5 billion. Purchases of foreign-made autos, aircraft and heavy machinery fell. The cost of oil imports rose sharply.A wider trade deficit acts as a drag on growth. It typically means the U.S. is earning less on overseas...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-10-11/us-trade-deficit-hits-442-
Outlook for US economy improves after reports show fewer layoffs, more exports

...May, the Commerce Department said. That's the lowest level in 18 months.The drop was largely because of cheaper oil imports. But exports also rose to a record-high $185 billion, an encouraging sign at a time when global growth has slowed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-08-09/outlook-us-economy-improve
Ethanol credit is still alive

...gallon, with an additional 10 cents for small producers.These tax breaks long have been supported as a way to reduce oil imports by politicians in both parties.But a new emphasis on deficit reduction has contributed to a shift in the political...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-06-14/ethanol-credit-still-alive
Expect lower gas prices heading into Memorial Day

...simmering dispute between Western nations and Iran over its nuclear program. The European Union is set to begin a ban on oil imports from Iran if the situation isn't resolved by then. Some analysts think that could drive oil prices higher.On Friday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-05-18/expect-lower-gas-prices-he
Big-ticket industrial exports help cut trade gap

...the improvement in the trade gap reflected a fall in oil imports. But David Resler, chief economist at Nomura Securities...percent, a gain that was held back by a big drop in oil imports. Through the first 10 months of this year, the deficit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/12/11/bus_559020.shtml
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