BP Says America Is Just Years Away From Energy Self-Sufficiency

February 5, 2012 § Leave a comment

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The interesting question is, of course, where BP thinks that all the oil will come from. Last year, when they projected the same growth rate, the sources were expected to be Saudi Arabia and Iraq. This year, they project that more will come from Deep water, rising from the 9% of supply anticipated last year to 10% in the current review (currently it is at about 7%). But, more interesting, is that they see the roles of energy efficiency and technical exploitation of indigenous resources leading to a great change in the international fuel market:

we foresee both the Americas and Eurasia – or Europe including Russia and the former Soviet Union – achieving self-sufficiency in energy, while the Middle East will generate surplus supply for Asia’s surplus demand. In the US for example, oil imports have dropped by about one-third since peaking in 2005 and are likely to be…

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