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Oil at $60 or $120 doesn’t prevent U.S. supplanting Saudi Arabia

Posted on 13 December 2012

The U.S. is almost free of depending on imported energy and positioned to supplant Saudi Arabia as the world’s No. 1 producer of oil, whether crude costs $60 a barrel or twice that amount. Even if U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate oil drops 30 percent from the current $86 a barrel, oil companies will boost production as new technologies allow them to extract crude from so-called shale formations, said Ed Morse, the global head of commodities research at Citigroup Inc.
The nation, which was last self-sufficient when Harry S. Truman was president in 1952, met 83 percent of its energy needs in the first eight months of this year, according to the Energy Department in Washington………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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