Is the U.S. oil renaissance overhyped? U.S. oil production grew faster than almost all the...

|By:, SA News Editor
Is the U.S. oil renaissance overhyped? U.S. oil production grew faster than almost all the world's major energy players last year, but some analysts think the industry can't maintain its blistering growth. AllianceBernstein sees the marginal cost of crude in the U.S. at ~$95/bbl, which makes new production vulnerable to sharp price drops. Also, declining Bakken and Eagle Ford well production rates suggest “the best is behind us."