Reblog Flowing Data: US Oil Doesn’t Come From Where You Think it Does

November 21st, 2008

Flowing Data has a map graphic this morning that makes two great points.

US Oil Doesn’t Come From Where You Think it Does | FlowingData

First is that most US oil comes not from the Middle East but from Canada.  Did you know that?  It may not be a geopolitical bombshell but it’s a fascinating tidbit nonetheless.

The second point is how easy it can be to find data, chart it and publish it on the web.  The post says the map came from Department of Energy data that one person dropped into an online database and cranked out into a map.  Good stuff- go web!

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