It's a common misconception: The United States imports most of its foreign oil from the Middle East. Not quite. Not even close. As the table below indicates, dependence on oil from the Persian Gulf represents barely 10 percent of total domestic oil consumption, and most of that oil comes from Saudi Arabia and Iraq.
In Millions of Barrels Per Day
|Rank||Country||Imports||% of Total||% of Domestic consumption|
|Persian Gulf Countries||2.088||17.1%||10.1%|
|*Supplier of products made from crude oil|
|Source: U.S. Department of Energy, American petroleum Institute|