Total U.S. Industrial Production – trend over time (1919 to 2014)

Adrian General Manufacturing, Industry Focus, Opinion and Analysis, US Economy 0 Comments

Introduction Much has been said and written about the apparent recovery, or otherwise, of the recovery of the US Economy. In addition, there is also much commentary on the improving position of US Manufacturing. Indeed I have written about the reasons for optimism in two posts from 2014, Overcoming Our Economic Downheartedness and The Continued Resurgence of American Manufacturing. With …

The Changing Face of US Energy Production

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Introduction   I’ve posted on the topic of the “US Energy Revolution” before. It is such an important topic for Supply Chains across Industries, though, that I am revisiting this today – and will likely do so at some point in the future too. As more information becomes available, the scale of the change becomes much clearer. Oil Production According …

US vs Saudi Arabia Petroleum Production

The US Shale Energy Revolution

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Background Five years ago, we would not have thought that the United States would become the world’s largest petroleum producer, but now the U.S. has passed both Saudi Arabia and Russia to take the top spot. Prior to that, the U.S. became the world’s largest gas producer and second-largest coal producer, and this is just beginning… The recent explosive growth …

Overcoming Economic Downheartedness

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According to polls and commentators assessing the situation of Americans, the US economy is still a long way from a healthy recovery. The reasons for the pessimism are all too familiar:   Today, these aspects are no longer aligned with the realities of the 21st century. In the US Economy, success now depends more on: Consider economic mobility. There are …