November 26, 2012

What's Oil Production Have to Do Nat'l Security?

Will Rogers, Christian Science Monitor


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The American energy revolution is starting to come into focus. Technological breakthroughs in shale gas and tight oil production are poised to make the United States — not Saudi Arabia — the world’s largest producer of crude oil as early as the end of the decade, according to the latest World Energy Outlook published by the International Energy Agency (IEA). . .

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TAGGED: Energy Security, Oil, Domestic Oil Production, Oil Production, National Security, Christian Science Monitor

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