It may be surprising to some, but because of deals we have with other countries, we actually export a ton of our own oil. We also import a ton. It's a weird relationship. Witnessing how much oil we actually have here in the US (I work for the petroleum company who operates the largest part of the Permian basin), I was very confused by this information.That pipeline was a joke from day one. It has had multiple leaks from the start, at the end of it being built, at the MOST it was going to create between 30-50 full time jobs and that is at MOST. Also there is only TWO...TWO Refineries in the WORLD that can Refine that SLUDGE! One is in the south the other is in China. That stuff absolutely DESTROYS equipment like you wouldn't believe. I've had this talk with my family who is in Oil like my one cousin who owns multiple oil pumps (rich bastard!) including my father who helped build the last refinery in the states in Elwood, IL for Mobil oil and then retired from there. He has visited that plant at one point in his life. That stuff was mainly going to benefit China at most we would have gotten around 5-10% of it as the rest was going to be shipped over there because the refinery here doesn't want to refine it because of the cost on equipment. Also we are producing more energy right now in oil then we are importing and using daily. Right now some Oil Tankers are sitting up to around 3 months minimum before being off-loaded because of the over supply we have right now.