What Does The Oil And Gas Industry Look Like Right Now?

What Does The Oil And Gas Industry Look Like Right Now?

While there’s a lot of talk about green energy sources like wind and solar power, the simple truth is that we aren’t going to be moving exclusively towards these options right away. Moving towards renewable energy is going to require a transitional period where more traditional energy helps fill the gap. And despite a push towards green energy, the oil and gas industry is currently experiencing a boom. Where OPEC once largely held a monopoly on energy resources, the United States has been aggressively forcing its way into the market. It’s a change largely unprecedented. 2018 was the first time in 75 years that the United States could be seen as a net exporter of petroleum liquids. Between November 20 and December 5, the country exported more of these goods than they imported. That’s a good sign for the industry, but it’s equally important because it indicates that the U.S. has reached a point where they aren’t dependent on other nations to provide them with their energy needs. These numbers cover both crude oil and oil-derived liquids. The latter covers a wide range of different substances ranging from gasoline to diesel. All told, the discrepancy between barrels imported and exported was 211,000. That provision is important. While America is making major moves towards becoming energy independent, it’s unlikely that we’ll be able to sustain ourselves on domestically produced crude oil alone anytime soon. But that’s not a change that should be underestimated. This change has been unprecedented for three-quarters of a century, and it’s a tide shift from a decade ago. These shifting circumstances are largely predicated on our...