ConocoPhillips (COP) CEO Ryan Lance creates a stir by warning OPEC oil ministers that North...

|About: ConocoPhillips (COP)|By:, SA News Editor

ConocoPhillips (COP) CEO Ryan Lance creates a stir by warning OPEC oil ministers that North America could become self-sufficient in oil by 2025. Even if Lance overstated the likelihood for regional self-sufficiency, the potential for a radical reshape of the geopolitics and business of oil, especially if techniques pioneered in the U.S. can be copied elsewhere, must have been a cold slap in the face.