Within the United States, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, 93% of the energy used by our homes and businesses is produced by fossil fuel and nuclear systems.
Of the fossil fuels we use on a daily basis, we in the United States produce 26% of the crude oil, 88% of the natural gas and 99% of the coal. We use 6.75 times the amount of crude oil used by Russia, 2.5 times as much as China and 4.07 times as much as Japan. We spend over $1 billion dollars per day to purchase the crude oil that we need to satisfy our insatiable oil appetite. Further, we import crude oil from every oil producing country in the entire world including Canada, Mexico, and Algeria. The United States is the only major oil producer that also imports oil.