PR at its Worst: IEA Spins Oil Stats to Make US Top ‘Oil’ Producer

I’ve said it before, but it needs to be said again: The US is not overtaking Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest producer of oil. Here’s what everyone needs to know:

•    This is a trick of numbers: We cannot compare total combined liquid hydrocarbons produced by the US with Saudi Arabia’s strictly crude oil production.

•    The International Energy Agency (IEA)—from whence these numbers originate–is by no means an independent energy body: It has motive and agenda, and it deals mostly in PR

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