If you are curious about the largest, most enduring industry on the planet, look no further. Read about the history of oil & gas, where it is heading, and all things in between.
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U.S. leads the world in production.
An oil boom began in 2010 despite a shift toward “green” technologies. Improved pipeline infrastructure and innovations in the oil drilling industry have fueled this resurgence. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the United States has been the world leader since 2012 and this is projected to continue.
Is the world going Green?
In short, no. At least not when it comes to the energy needs of the industrialized world. The fact remains that the three most popular sources of “renewable” energy (Solar, Wind, Hydro) are wildly inefficient on a cost-benefit ratio. When the sun doesn’t shine or when the wind doesn’t blow, fossil fuels are needed as a backup at an almost 1:1 ratio. That means that for nearly every megawatt of renewable energy produced, the grid needs a megawatt of reserve energy from oil or gas to back it up. A small fraction of the energy consumed in the U.S. and abroad is provided by wind and solar technologies.
Drilling remains the future.
Below is a recent graphic from the EIA which illustrates prior and projected sources of energy consumption for the United States.
Oil & Gas consumption has only just begun.
It may be difficult to imagine for someone in the U.S. or western Europe, places where wealth and technology have resided in such consolidation for a century, that about 80% of the world has just begun to consume oil and natural gas to fuel their automobiles and their burgeoning skylines. Consider this: America consumes 25 times more petroleum than India, and India has four times more people. The demand, and in fact need, for oil and natural gas will only increase despite the renewable craze in the wealthiest nations.