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U.S. Inches Toward Goal of Energy Independence

Declining oil consumption and new energy production have brought the United States closer to a goal that has tantalized presidents since Richard Nixon.

... And not just here. Across the country, the oil and gas industry is vastly increasing production, reversing two decades of decline. Using new technology and spurred by rising oil prices since the mid-2000s, the industry is extracting millions of barrels more a week, from the deepest waters of the Gulf of Mexico to the prairies of North Dakota.

They cite 'optimists' who predict a return to 10mb/d for the US. Even if that were to come true, nowhere in the article do they mention that the US uses 18-19mb/d. The lack of elementary facts and math skills is breathtaking. These suckers don't know anything! Recycling the conventional wisdom that originated in skillful propaganda (100 years of gas!) is not journalism.

Schengen is toast!
by epochepoque on Thu Mar 22nd, 2012 at 07:34:27 PM EST

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