EIA Outlook: US Will be Energy Independent in 5-15 Years!

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), our favorite government agency, released a startling new analysis yesterday. As part of the EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2015 (AEO2015), EIA is predicting that sometime between 2020 and 2030 the United States will export as much energy as it imports. In other words, we will be 100% energy independent. In the next 5-15 years. Something that hasn’t happened since the 1950s when Doo-Wop music was all the rage. Just pause for a moment to reflect on that fact. True energy independence is something nobody thought possible, ever, just a few short years ago. How is it possible? The miracle of hydraulic fracturing and shale, of course…

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