Canada’s oil exports to the U.S. jumped from $661 million in 2000 to $1.37 billion last year
by Shawn Langlois
Thanks in no small part to the fracking boom that has led to an explosion in imports from our trusted neighbors to the north, the U.S. has managed to make progress over the past 15 years in weaning itself from its dependence on the Middle East for its energy fix.
The shift is captured in this animated graphic from cost-estimating website HowMuch.net, which illustrates the amount of crude imports by re-sizing each country in relative terms.
In other words, watch the Middle East shrink as Canada balloons: