U.S. exports of crude oil have leapt to a new high of nearly two million barrels per day (MMbbl/d), a landmark figure for a country that banned most exports just two years ago.

The shipments have been reaching customers in Canada, Europe and increasingly Asia, breaking into markets prized by the OPEC cartel.

Combined exports of crude and refined fuels such as gasoline and diesel have also pushed the U.S.’ net petroleum imports to the lowest levels on record.