US Set to Produce Most Oil Next Decade

The reputable Global Witness web site (based in the UK) has an excellent analysis of projected oil and gas production for the next ten years which predicts that 60% of the new global oil and gas production for that period will come from the United States.

Future global oil and gas production - Pie chart

This remarkable state of affairs has massive implications for US global energy policy, especially as our oil and gas production is used (or NOT) to support actions that affect global climate change.

The link below will download a short factsheet that summarizes the Global Witness analysis,and the URL for the Global Witness web site above provides additional links:


Finally, it needs to be emphasized that projections of large scale oil and gas production are notoriously unreliable because of commercial and international political manipulation (or hiding) of the source data. Nonetheless, the Global Witness data are important because they imply a range of US policy drivers that may be new to many policy managers.

About Bruce

Work for sustainable development of small islands and the Chesapeake Bay; ex-Peace Corps (Volunteer and staff) in LA & Caribbean; cruised Caribbean on S/Y Meander for three years; like small tropical islands, French canals, Umbria, Tasmania, and NZ. Married 52 years to the late Kincey Burdett Potter (see President of the now-sunsetting Island Resources Foundation.
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