Recent technological innovations allowing us to produce shale oil & gas have increased U.S.’s energy security. As something that used to be a topic of concern, the United States’ oil & gas production is transforming into one of hope and surety. This feeling of hope is spreading into the oil and gas jobs sector, as the demand for labor in the industry is increasing opportunities.
Omar Rahman, writer for The National, advocates in his study that the U.S. is now on the verge of being the largest producer of combined oil and gas in the world, and our dependence on the Middle East and other sources of U.S. oil imports is lessening substantially.
Numbers don’t lie. The US is now producing nearly eight million barrels of crude oil per day. That is over two million barrels per day more than in 2010, and almost double the nadir that was struck in 2008.