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oct 2 2014 : What impact will America's oil and gas boom from fracking have on US power and global geopolitics?

The US is not about long-term - the US is about tomorrow - see youtube @ 23.04 min.

These are historical developments,” Birol says. “The United States is becoming an energy exporter, completely new role, and the new US energy strategy and foreign policy will be based on this new reality.”

Birol says that in one or two years, the US will be the number one oil producer in the world, overtaking Saudi Arabia. In 2012, it became the number one natural gas producer, passing Russia. The IEA projects that the US and Canada will be energy self-sufficient by 2020, and the US alone by 2035.