FILE -In this Tuesday, March 6, 2012, file photo taken with a long time exposure, a pumping unit sucks oil from the ground near Greensburg, Kan. Propelled by improving technology, high global oil prices and the continued exploitation of enormous reserves in several Western states and in the Gulf of Mexico, U.S. domestic oil production is surging so fast, that it could soon overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's biggest producer. And it is expected to continue to grow. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

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FILE -In this Tuesday, March 6, 2012, file photo taken with a long time exposure, a pumping unit sucks oil from the ground near Greensburg, Kan. Propelled by improving technology, high global oil prices and the continued exploitation of enormous reserves in several Western states and in the Gulf of Mexico, U.S. domestic oil production is surging so fast, that it could soon overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's biggest producer. And it is expected to continue to grow. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
FILE -In this Tuesday, March 6, 2012, file photo taken with a long time exposure, a pumping unit sucks oil from the ground near Greensburg, Kan. Propelled by improving technology, high global oil prices and the continued exploitation of enormous reserves in several Western states and in the Gulf of Mexico, U.S. domestic oil production is surging so fast, that it could soon overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's biggest producer. And it is expected to continue to grow. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
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