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U.S. to Overtake Saudi Arabia in Oil Production by 2020 — Not So Fast…


IEA-Oil-demand ; Source:


In a recent report by the Paris-based IEA, it was forecasted that the United States would become the largest global oil producer, thereby overtaking Saudi Arabia, by around 2020. Not so fast! As Jen Alic of rightly points out: “We cannot compare total combined liquid hydrocarbons produced by the U.S. with Saudi Arabia’s strictly crude oil production.”

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Energy PR at its Worst