Key statistics from the infographic:
- The United States is currently experiencing an oil production boom. The year 2012 marks the biggest single-year gain since 1951, and the fourth straight year that has seen crude oil increase.
- 83% of U.S. energy needs were met in the first six months of 2012
- Production from U.S. shale formations is expected to increase from 1.6 million barrels a day to 4.2 million barrels a day by 2020
Source: U.S. Oil Properties