USA Kicking some Major Russian Keister
Last year, in a major new sign of the apocalypse for Russia, its hated rival the USA produced over 40 billion more cubic meters of natural gas than Russia did, knocking Russia out of the top spot in the world for at least the next five years.
If Russians thought that rising world oil prices were good for Russia, they’d best think again. Rising prices have made it dramatically more cost effective for Americans to exploit their vast holdings of oil shales, a byproduct of which is natural gas as well.
And Russia’s barbaric behavior in Europe and Central Asia has finally caused those nations to wake up and realize that Russia is not, and will never be, a reliable supplier. So they are turning their backs on Russia and looking for other energy relationships that are more dependable. As a result, Russian gas is going unbought and remaining in the ground.
Most Russians, benighted and ignorant because the Kremlin controls what they read, hear and know, haven’t the slightest clue that there is very little difference between the amount of oil and gas they produce and that churned out by the USA. Russia, Saudi Arabia and the USA are the top three oil producers, and there is really not that much difference between them, except that the USA, unlike either Russia or Saudi Arabia, consumes all the oil it produces and then some. With feeble industrial economies, Russia and Saudi Arabia serve basically as America’s gas tank. Instead of using what they produce to create jobs and build their societies, the backwards states simply export what they have and let it be used for that purpose by other countries.
And now, because of he so-called “leadership” of Vladimir Putin, Russia doesn’t even have its illusory “#1″ status to brag about.
Putin’s ignorance and venality is grinding Russia into a fine powder, just as the same characteristics of Soviet leaders did in their time. If Russia can’t even outdo the USA in gas production, the funeral dirge has truly begun.