Does the U.S. buy natural gas from the Middle East?

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Does the U.S. buy natural gas from the middle east?

Yes, but very little. In 2005, the U.S. imported 3 billion cubic feet of natural gas from Qatar, 2 billion from Oman, and 97 billion from Algeria. Total natural gas imports in 2005 were 4,285 billion cubic feet, including 3,654 billion imported from Canada. Total natural gas consumption in 2005 was 21,981 billion cubic feet, meaning that natural gas imports account for less than 20% of U.S. consumption.

Sources:

U.S. Department of Energy, Annual Energy Review 2005, Table 6.1:
http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/aer/txt/ptb0…

U.S. Department of Energy, Annual Energy Review 2005, Table 6.3:
http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/aer/txt/ptb0…

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