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Houston Chron: New data shows shifting U.S. energy landscape

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The latest monthly report from the department's Energy Information Administration shows continued growth in U.S. fossil fuel production, a trend that led to a 22 percent drop in petroleum imports from 2005 to 2012. The transformation in U.S. energy exports began when production of U.S. natural gas started soaring at the same time federal vehicle fuel-efficiency mandates began taking hold, causing a big drop in Americans' consumption of petroleum products.

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