The US gets 60% of its imported oil from countries
which are neither free nor stable. Click on map for more details.
Most of the oil that the United States imports comes from countries that are less than free, relatively unstable, perceived as corrupt and suffering from noticeable problems with war or violence.
Global Resources News has collated four major political indices and matched them with the volume of net imports of oil from the subject countries.
The result shows that a full 60 percent of the oil supplied to the United States comes from countries which score or rank poorly on those indicators. Of the 8.683 million barrels of the net imports that flow into the US each day from 51 countries, 5.29 million come from troubled nations.
The countries were measured on freedom using the Freedom House Freedom Status designation. Their stability was indicated by the Failed State Index. The Corruption Perception Index ranked the countries for financial integrity, and the Global Peace Index provided a perspective on how much the countries were subject to violence.
For more information see our an interactive map and a table of the results, or our story about political status of US oil suppliers.