By Alex Nussbaum
The U.S. is set to generate 20 times more new oil and gas than Russia and 40 times that of Saudi Arabia, Global Witness said. Texas — home to the Permian and Eagle Ford shale basins — will surpass all countries for new output, with Pennsylvania, New Mexico, North Dakota and three other states also sharing the top ten of new production along with Canada, Brazil and Russia.
“The U.S. is doubling down on fossil fuels with a boom in oil and gas production that puts a safe climate at risk,” Murray Worthy, a senior campaigner with the group, said in an email statement. “The scale of new production forecast from the U.S. is staggering, no other country comes even close.”