Trump wants to end u.s. reliance on imported oil

As soon as he assumed the Presidency of the United States, President Donald Trump, in its nationalist discourse, has been firming desire to only buy from Americans to stimulate the various industries in the country. For the oil and gas area, the new President claimed to be committed to achieve energy independence of the cartel of Opec (Organization of petroleum exporting countries).

This means that Trump wants his country to reduce imports of oil to explore the vast untapped domestic energy reserves. However, the United States imported about of 3 million barrels per day in 2017, with Saudi Arabia and Venezuela accounted for 1.81 million, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

The above data demonstrate that there is a great dependence on American country in relation to oil produced in other Member countries of Opec. The Organization, including, is hoping the new Secretary of energy of the United States to learn more about the energy policies of Trump.

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