posted on Sep, 8 2005 @ 10:58 PM
They'll get by just fine because the US is just a small portion of their exports.
Iran exported 2.4 million b/d in 2003.
The US imported none of that oil (sanctions)
Iraq exported 1.5 million b/d in 2002 (2003 was low because of the war)
The US imported 876 thousand b/d of that oil (more than all other nations combined)
Kuwait exported 1.2 million b/d in 2003.
The US imported 216 thousand b/d of that oil.
Qatar exported 541 thousand b/d of oil in 2003.
The US imported 9 thousand b/d of that oil.
Saudi Arabia exported 6.5 million b/d in 2003.
The US imported 1.6 million b/d of that oil.
United Arab Emirates exported 2 million b/d in 2003.
The US imported 7 thousand b/d of that oil.
Out of 19.5 million b/d of OPEC crude oil exports in 2003, the US only bought 3.8 million b/d from OPEC (about 750 thousand b/d of that oil came from
Venezuela) whereas Western Europe bought over 4 million b/d from OPEC and the Asia and Pacific regions bought almost 9 million b/d from OPEC.
[edit on 8-9-2005 by AceOfBase]