Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Oil Exports

These numbers don't make sense to me.

202 Australia
16,521 China
24,506 Japan
46,694 Korea, South
10,823 Taiwan
98,746 Total

2,171,342 Total
2,115,295 North Slope
56,047 South AK

4.5% Exported to For. Countries [?]

98,746 thousand barrels are exported, update: 56,746 barrels apparently is production from south Alaska fields not exported per se. This was sent to me in a spreadsheet by request. The export ban was lifted in 1996 for Alaska oil.

"From the spreadsheet you can see that these exports of Alaskan crude oil started in Feb 1987 and steadily grow through April 2000. Exports from Alaska ceased after that until April 2004, when an export of 854,000 barrels occurred."

That's quite a jump. Why?



Blogger Woody said...

They're government numbers. Why should they make sense? What's your point?

7:43 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Actually they make more sense than I thought but still have murky areas. 4.5 percent is exported they say, but this export level is pretty high in 2004. Making up for lost time? Why should any oil go to Asia when it seems we need it?

Government is tool of the citizenry and it can work well. Parts of it work very well.

7:50 PM  

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