Fun fact – in 2016 I was asked at a conference when I expected the US to be a net oil exporter. I thought that February 2022 would be a coll answer and I really thought that this could be a realistic timeframe. No matter what the real point in time would be, I was sure that it could not be before the 2020ies. Looks like even I had underestimated how powerful the shale drive would eventually turn out to be. Sweet.
The U.S. solidified its status as an energy producer by posting the first full month as a net exporter of crude and petroleum products since government records began in 1949.