U.S. To Be Energy Independent By 2020
The United States’ energy industry continues to grow, and now we are on the verge of a major milestone – finally becoming energy independent.
According to a new report produced by the Department of Energy, the U.S. is on track to become energy independent by 2020 and exporting more crude oil and fuel than it imports.
CNBC explains that U.S. oil production is “already at an all-time high,” and production is expected to grow. The oil boom is fueled by increasing production in the Permian regions of Texas and New Mexico, and these regions will “continue to push U.S. production into record territory over the next 24 months,” according to EIA Administrator Linda Capuano.
As MSNBC notes, under President Trump, the U.S. has already become a net exporter of natural gas, and natural gas production is also expected to rise.
With an ally in the White House, America is finally realizing its energy potential, and it’s making our country safer. It means we will no longer have to rely on oil and gas from dangerous regimes and unstable areas of the world. It also means cheaper gas and fuel that boosts families’ bottom lines and grows our economy.
But anti-energy groups like the Sierra Club and those backed by billionaires Mike Bloomberg and Tom Steyer want to stop the progress we’ve made and stifle the energy industry.
America is on track to become energy independent, but we’re not there yet. We must stay vigilant against groups that would thwart our progress to ensure that these predictions come true. When they do, we’ll be a stronger, more prosperous nation.