The US Has Become an ‘Energy Superpower’: A Well-Kept Secret

Permian Basin, TX) — [CBN News] Many Americans don’t know that over the last few years the US has become an energy super-power and that much of the growth comes from a remote region in Texas that you’ve probably never heard of. (Screengrab image: via CBN News)20 years ago, big oil was pulling out of the Permian Basin. Today it’s the reason the US is the top oil and gas producing country in the world.Todd Staples, the president of the Texas Oil and Gas Association, is only too happy to talk about what’s happening here.”The United States, because of what’s happening in the Permian Basin, has outpaced Saudi Arabia, has outpaced Russia,” he told CBN News.CBN News met Staples at the Parsley Energy field office in Midland for a tour of one of its fracking sites.Midland is one of the key cities in the Permian Basin, a 90,000 square-mile stretch that straddles West Texas and a small part of New Mexico.

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