The United States is projected to become a net energy exporter in most AEO2018 cases

EIA projects that the United States will become a net energy exporter in 2022 in the newly released “Annual Energy Outlook 2018” (AEO2018) Reference case, primarily driven by changes in petroleum and natural gas markets. The transition from net energy importer to net energy exporter occurs even earlier in some sensitivity cases that modify assumptions about oil prices or resource extraction.