Americans Gaining Energy Independence With U.S. Emerging as No. 1 Producer: ‘The U.S. is closest it has been in almost 20 years to achieving energy self-sufficiency’
'Domestic oil output is highest in 8 years. The U.S. is producing so much natural gas that it now may approve an export terminal. World's biggest methanol maker will dismantle factory in Chile & reassemble it in U.S. to take advantage of low natural gas prices...U.S. has reversed 2-decade-long decline in energy independence, increasing proportion of demand met from domestic sources over last 6 years to 81% through first 10 months of 2011 -- highest level since 1992'