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This will be a short diary as I don't have the gift of gab nor easy prose (for reader or writer :o)!).

In any case, Reuters is reporting that the U.S. - under the Kenyan Marxist Usurper - will exceed Saudi Arabia's oil production in 2017.

(Reuters) - The United States will overtake Saudi Arabia and Russia as the world's top oil producer by 2017, the West's energy agency said on Monday, predicting Washington will come very close to achieving a previously unthinkable energy self-sufficiency.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) said it saw a continued fall in U.S. oil imports with North America becoming a net oil exporter by around 2030 and the United States becoming almost self-sufficient in energy by 2035.

The consequences for climate change and other environmental impacts aside (hopefully, just for this tiny political moment), the GOTP's bald-faced lies and total failure on energy policy are baldly exposed.

What will the conservative entertainment complex make of this news?


How Will The GOTP Explain This?

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  •  It is sort of amusing. (3+ / 0-)
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    We still must work for cleaner alternative energy sources.

    I'm glad Barack Obama is our President.

    by TomP on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 10:48:26 AM PST

    •  I Know But It's Just More Evidence That The Prez (3+ / 0-)
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      and his capable staff can walk and chew gum at the same time.

      Contrary to popular belief, the U.S. is making progress on climate change.

      We have cut our carbon emissions more than any other country in the world in recent years — 7.7 percent since 2006. U.S. emissions fell 1.9 percent last year and are projected to fall 1.9 percent again this year, which will put us back at 1996 levels. It will not be easy to achieve the reductions Obama promised in Copenhagen — 17 percent (from 2005 levels) by 2020 — but that goal no longer looks out of reach, even in the absence of comprehensive legislation.
  •  This is because the price of fuel has risen to the (5+ / 0-)
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    notagain, majcmb1, antooo, maggiemae, jfromga

    point where these people sitting on capped wells are starting to uncap.
    Let's hope by the time they uncap the last one we can tell them we have no more market for their product!

    "If you tell the truth, you won't have to remember anything", Mark Twain

    by Cruzankenny on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 10:52:55 AM PST

  •  Already about tied with Russia as top natural gas (4+ / 0-)
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    producers I think.  Pretty depressing statistics from a climate change standpoint, but nice argument for countering wingnut criticism.  
    Would be nice to see us move from 7th to 1st in installed solar capacity.

  •  This is far from a good thing. (2+ / 0-)
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    majcmb1, axel000

    That stuff has to stay in the ground.

    *** All our work toward economic and social justice won't matter the slightest bit unless we start reversing global warming right now. ***

    by CupaJoe on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 11:10:37 AM PST

  •  this is a bit surprising. (3+ / 0-)
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    majcmb1, jfromga, Wreck Smurfy

    i thought this would only be true if natural gas were included, but this is only oil.  i am pretty sure US was already number 3, after russia and saudi arabia, though.

    report says US is projected to be the world's top natural gas producer by 2015, and to be the world's top energy producer in 2035.

    US was the world's top oil exporter until 1960's, iirc.

    •  Well...To Hear The T-Bagging Repugs Tell It The (1+ / 0-)
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      president is intentionally undermining American energy companies and consumers - to aid his Muslin co-conspirators.

      Of course, you're right on the facts, I just diaried the article because of the current RW meltdown.  They are questioning their media cocoon so why not help them out?

  •  They're Changing The Definition Of "Oil" (1+ / 0-)
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    Much of this is not crude oil, it is light hydrocarbon liquids associated with natural gas.  Still useful, but not it's apples and oranges to call it "oil."

    There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

    by bernardpliers on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 11:41:56 AM PST

  •  ultimately we shouldn't (1+ / 0-)
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    want to do this,   but it is an amazing political point against the right wing meme that the President has crippled oil, natural gas production, etc.

  •  Does this end the XL pipeline "necessity" debate? (0+ / 0-)

       I'm certainly no oil expert, but if in fact we "can" do this, then it may highlight the fact that Mitt may have known this in advance of the election - which was one of his talking points - "North America Energy Independence".

        I agree with Can v. Should - but it also puts an End to all the blabbering by TPer's whining about EPA holding up and killing this industry.

        The point is, if we have this capability, then the necessity of XL Pipeline - should be rendered moot because the GOP who have screamed and yelled that EPA can't just say FU - without a cost / benefit analysis ( which is currently in effect) is fabricated for the likes of Koch and Bill Oil, etc.

        Big picture - another weapon that we should use to move forward wind and solar - as we know we have capability to be big winner's based on this as well as a tool for Foreign Policy.

         Big ideas from my small mind!

  •  Not going to high five this (0+ / 0-)

    Our energy policy is very shortsighted with the continued emphasis on fossil fuels.  The cost of this is going to continue to hit the public in the pocket back in terms of storm damage, healthcare costs and clean up costs, while the businesses involved continue to make massive profits and pay ridiculously low tax rates.

    I'd much rather we be the biggest renewable energy producer, or even, the biggest investor in future energy research (fusion etc.)

    Adding millions of tons of ancient CO2 into the atmosphere and fracking our water supplies is not something I look at as a good thing, regardless of the 1 point for us mentality on show here.

    There are bigger things to worry about than scoring points for our side.

    Government for the people, by the people

    by axel000 on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 02:56:19 PM PST

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