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Dateline: Seeking Alternative Oil Sources in Africa - 2002-06-07

As the United States seeks alternative sources of oil outside the volatile Middle East, it is turning its attention increasingly to Africa. The United States currently imports 16 percent of its oil from sub-Saharan Africa. Analysts have said that figure is set to increase to 25 percent by 2015. As Carol Castiel tells us in this Dateline report, African oil is generating lots of energy of its own.