In the Pipeline
Which country in the world is the leading exporter of oil to the United States? Depends on when you're asking. In 1975, the answer was Canada. And in 2005, it was ... Canada. Surprised? The image above is taken from the US Import Timeline found on the website for Oil on the Brain, a new book by journalist Lisa Margonelli. Ted Conover calls it a "timely sequel" to Daniel Yergin's 1992 Pulitzer-winning opus, The Prize.