Correction: United Nations-NKorea Story
According to the WSJ , the United States is well on its way to overtaking Russia as the worlds largest producer of oil and gas combined which has some serious and likely unwelcome implications for the longstanding clout of other traditionally energy-rich countries, hem hem: U.S. energy output has been surging in recent years, a comeback fueled by shale-rock formations of oil and natural gas that was unimaginable a decade ago. A Wall Street Journal analysis of global data shows that the U.S. is on track to pass Russia as the worlds largest producer of oil and gas combined this yearif it hasnt already. The U.S. produced the equivalent of about 22 million barrels a day of oil, natural gas and related fuels in July, according to figures from the EIA and the International Energy Agency. Neither agency has data for Russias gas output this year, but Moscows forecast for 2013 oil-and-gas production works out to about 21.8 million barrels a day. U.S. imports of natural gas and crude oil have fallen 32% and 15%, respectively, in the past five years, narrowing the U.S. trade deficit. And since the U.S. is such a big consumer of energy, the shift to producing more of its own oil and gas has left substantial fuel supplies available for other buyers. Nations that rely on peddling petroleum for their economic strength and political clout face dwindling market power as a result.
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1 about North Korea at the United Nations, The Associated Press misidentified the North Korean speaker. The diplomat who spoke is deputy permanent representative Ri Tong Il, not Sang Beom Lim, who is a South Korean diplomat. A corrected version on of the story is below: NKorea spurns SKorea nuke disarmament deal NKorea spurns SKorea’s offer of development aid for nuclear disarmament By PETER JAMES SPIELMANN Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) North Korea on Tuesday spurned South Korea’s offer of development aid in exchange for giving up its nuclear weapons, saying “this can never, ever, be a political bargaining chip.” North Korea’s deputy permanent representative, Ri Tong Il, was speaking in the “right of reply” session at the end of the annual General Assembly speeches, when countries unleash their most outspoken diplomats to counter arguments made by other countries in their high-level speeches. He spoke a few hours after North Korea’s vice foreign minister, Pak Kil Yon, blamed the “hostile policy” of the United States for continuing tension on the divided Korean Peninsula. Pak told the U.N. General Assembly the United States is aiming at military domination of Northeast Asia and has designated North Korea as “its first attack target.” Pak also contended that the United States was abusing the power of the U.N. Security Council, and that a January resolution that tightened sanctions on the North for a long-range rocket launch was unfair. Pak did not mention the subsequent nuclear test explosion that was also condemned by the council and deepened concern over the North’s weapons programs. Ri said later, in the “right of reply” session, that North Korea “and its people have been living with nuclear weapons and bombs over their heads for decades.” Under these “provocations” North Korea had no option other than to obtain nuclear weapon itself as a deterrent, he said. Ri unequivocally rejected a South Korean offer of economic aid conditional on the verifiable nuclear disarmament of North Korea, also known at the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or DPRK, saying the nuclear umbrella was needed to protect the North from South Korea and the United States. “This is again provocation against the strategy policy of the DPRK,” he said. “This can never, ever, be a political bargaining chip. This is a policy under the security environment of the DPRK for safeguarding peace and security, and thereby to ensure the environment for peaceful economic development.
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