a post that I saw in late January, 2003, addressed oil sources, how to find out what they are, and how to determine where your petroleum expenditures go to. As is often the case with such forwards, no links were given to the information "available from the Department of Energy".
The US DOE does indeed maintain company-level import data at
However, DOE also notes:
reasons, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) cannot
definitively say where gasoline at a given station originated:
I've downloaded and alphabetized the most recent data as of January 2003; it's available here. It's a hodgepodge of various sources boycottable for all sorts of different country-related reasons; bearing in mind, of course, that the source of any particular filling station's gasoline is questionable.
I further wonder if perhaps the intent of the original letter which was forwarded is something which activists on the list might want to turn around. After all… if one postulates that the reason for the war on Iraq is for certain US domestic producers of oil to seize foreign oil fields, wouldn't the correct boycott be the domestic sources of oil, rather than the foreign ones?
All hypothetically, of course, since there's no real way to tell where the darn gasoline came from anyway. ;->