Volume 2 Chapter 9

In all the previous chapters, the USA has been present either explicitly or implicitly, and so it is not necessary to repeat many considerations. This chapter will therefore focus on some particular policies. It will start with an explanation of the very rapid and substantial increase in USA oil production since 2010 that is transforming the USA into a “Saudi America”. We will see that this transformation is so significant that the US President set up the Bureau of Energy resources to reshape profoundly the energy geopolitics of the USA and indeed the geopolitics across the globe and therefore international politics throughout the world. This chapter allows us to make a synthesis of the previous chapters to understand the new global energy geopolitics, the era of abundance. This is why it is at the end of the geopolitical considerations set out in Volume 2.