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Much of the talk about U.S. oil production for the last couple of years points to a remarkable conclusion: The country is on the road to energy self-sufficiency.

There is good reason for this. Oil output from shale formations such as the North Dakota Bakken and Eagle Ford in Texas has gone great guns and is on track to keep setting records. Together, the pair of crude-oil plays are now pushing two million barrels per day, representing nearly 60 per cent of Canada’s overall output.

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