With all the problems in the economy, this could someday prove America's saving grace: The U.S....

|By:, SA News Editor

With all the problems in the economy, this could someday prove America's saving grace: The U.S. is closer than any time in 20 years to achieving energy independence. Domestic oil output is highest in eight years, natural gas production is hitting records, and the efficiency of passenger cars has helped limit demand. The transformation could mean the U.S. becomes the world’s top energy producer by 2020.