Month: November 2012

The IEA Report And Energy Independence

An International Energy Agency report has gotten a lot of press in the U.S. largely because it suggested that in a decade or two America would be a) the world’s largest oil producer; b) energy independent; and c) a net exporter of oil. While an increase in domestic production is likely and welcome, much of

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New Post At The Energy Collective: Would a North American Energy Pact Lead to Energy Independence?

“Screw the Canadians and be good to the Venezuelans.” So Richard Nixon advised his aides in 1970. This was about oil; the Canadians were not doing what U.S. officials wanted. So screw them. Forty-two years later, the situation is quite different. Mitt Romney wants to fully embrace Canadian crude oil so that we no longer

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