Natural gas flares are seen at an oil pump site outside of Williston, North Dakota in this March 11, 2013 file photo. Railroads and energy producers buoyed by a boom in hauling oil by rail in North America are now considering the same for the continent's vast supplies of natural gas, a move likely to attract intense scrutiny amid a series of explosive crude-by-rail accidents. To match Insight USA-RAILWAY/NATGAS REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/Files
Oil shale boom confounds forecasts as U.S. set to pass Russia, Saudi Arabia
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Four years into the shale revolution, the U.S. is on track to pass Russia and Saudi Arabia as the world's largest producer of crude oil, most analysts agree.
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