Most Americans Don’t Know Canada is Their Biggest Oil Supplier


Canada is our top oil supplier–but survey says most Americans don’t know it

A new poll suggests the vast majority of Americans are unaware that Canada is the largest foreign supplier of crude oil to the U.S.

The Canadian American Business Council (CABC)  which represents some of the biggest private sector companies in both countries  said its survey of 1,000 Americans found that only four per cent of respondents thought Canada was the country that provided them with more oil than anyone else.

The survey also found that 41 per cent of Americans asked would support replacing oil from unstable areas of the world with oil from Canada “even if doing so resulted in higher prices for U.S. consumers.”

“The findings suggest a foundation of American public support for meaningful initiatives to expand Canadian energy supplies to the U.S.,” said CABC chairman Randoph Dove in a statement…


“As more and more Americans recognize Canada as a secure source of energy resources, this support should only increase,” he said.

The release of this poll came just as energy-rich Alberta launched a massive lobbying effort in Washington to get across its message that Canada  and especially Alberta  has a stable and secure supply of oil that it’s eager to sell the U.S.

Exhibits about Alberta and its vast oil sands deposits occupy a prominent place in this year’s Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington. 

That’s drawn criticism from an environmental lobby group, the National Resources Defence Council, which says the industry and government-sponsored exhibits at the festival make no mention of the “devastating environmental consequences” the council says oil sands mining creates. 

The survey was conducted by Vitale & Associates, who interviewed 1,000 people from June 13 to 15. It has a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points.



We See The World From All Sides and Want YOU To Be Fully Informed
In fact, intentional disinformation is a disgraceful scourge in media today. So to assuage any possible errant incorrect information posted herein, we strongly encourage you to seek corroboration from other non-VT sources before forming an educated opinion.

About VT - Policies & Disclosures - Comment Policy
Due to the nature of uncensored content posted by VT's fully independent international writers, VT cannot guarantee absolute validity. All content is owned by the author exclusively. Expressed opinions are NOT necessarily the views of VT, other authors, affiliates, advertisers, sponsors, partners, or technicians. Some content may be satirical in nature. All images are the full responsibility of the article author and NOT VT.
Previous articleForeign Control of US Interstates Encouraged by Feds
Next articleIraq War Ends For One American Soldier