Towards a new geopolitics of energy ?
Towards a new geopolitics of energy ? / Laura Parmigiani, IFRI édito énergie, 5/09/2012
First of all, shale oil is starting to take the same dimension as shale gas in the US. Already 51% of US production comes presently from unconventional gas (shale, tight gas and coal-bed methane), and outlooks predict that the US will produce more gas than Russia by 2020. Oil imports have already diminished from 60 to 45%. As domestic unconventional oil production tends to increase, – it is now around 15% – imports will probably decline even more…