The march towards energy independence began 10 years ago, and oil and gas imports have been shrinking ever since. Though there have been some snags in the movement towards energy independence, the trajectory is clear. The impact of the COVID-19 demand destruction has weighed on the industry, but the blip will likely be temporary in the long run. I get quite a lot of correspondence from readers. Some of it involves angry messages from readers who are convinced that reality is something other than I have presented. For example, in my recent articles (and in a Facebook post that went viral ), I detailed the underlying causes for the current surge in oil, and subsequently gasoline prices. President Biden has passed policies that could negatively impact domestic oil supplies in the future. However, thus far the price surge is primarily a result of 3 million barrels per day (BPD) […]

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