(Mar 13): On the morning of March 2, 2016, a large SUV smashed against the side of a bridge overpass in Oklahoma City. The driver was 56-year-old Aubrey McClendon, one of the of most aggressive CEOs in the US and the founder of Chesapeake Energy, who helped triggered the shale oil boom, single-handedly transforming the global oil and gas industry and making America the world’s top oil producer. The US now produces 13.6 million barrels a day ahead of Saudi Arabia’s 12 million barrels and Russia’s nine million barrels. America’s once massive petroleum deficit — US$436 billion ($610 billion) in 2008 — is now a surplus.

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