Sorry, but America Can't Catch Saudi Arabia

No matter how much oil we pump out of the ground, we will never rival Saudi Arabia in terms of power in the global oil market.

Mar 1, 2014 at 2:00PM

America's resurgence in energy thanks to shale oil is nothing to scoff at. For the fist time in decades, we are seeing a reversal of our energy fortunes. So yes, we do have a right to be excited about it, but making proclamations that compare us to Saudi Arabia may just be a bridge too far.

Saudi Arabia's dominant position in the global oil market isn't because the country produces the most oil, but because of the oil it can produce but chooses not to. This spare production capacity enables the country to adjust production to levels that stabilize prices and cover for short-term reductions in production from places like Libya that have struggled to restart its oil production.

Will America ever reach swing producer status? It's not very likely. Tune in to the video below to find out why it will be next to impossible for the U.S. to ever reach that status, and why Saudi Arabia will remain a dominant player in the oil space. 

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4 in 5 Americans Are Ignoring Buffett's Warning

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Jun 12, 2015 at 5:01PM

Admitting fear is difficult.

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Our team of analysts wrote down every single word Buffett and Munger uttered. Over 16,000 words. But only two words stood out to me as I read the detailed transcript of the event: "Real threat."

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KPMG advises we're "on the cusp of revolutionary change" coming much "sooner than you think."

Even one legendary MIT professor had to recant his position that the technology was "beyond the capability of computer science." (He recently confessed to The Wall Street Journal that he's now a believer and amazed "how quickly this technology caught on.")

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