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August 12, 2013

John Sfakianakis: U.S. can’t frack its way out of the Middle East

Reading the newspapers these days, you’d think that the much-hyped impending American energy boom is about to make Saudi Arabia and the rest of OPEC irrelevant. Recent projections by the International Energy Agency, for example, have the United States surpassing Saudi Arabia as the world’s top crude oil producer by 2020, a development that would appear to call into question the kingdom’s role as the world’s strategic energy provider.

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