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U.S. Hopes to Boost Oil Imports from Africa

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U.S. Hopes to Boost Oil Imports from Africa

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U.S. Hopes to Boost Oil Imports from Africa

U.S. Hopes to Boost Oil Imports from Africa

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U.S. officials hope to increase the amount of oil the United States imports from Africa to over 20 percent by 2010, in a bid to diversify energy resources. About 15 percent of U.S. energy needs are currently met by oil exports from Africa. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.