America to Produce More Fossil Fuels than Ever Before

University of Michigan economics professor and American Enterprise Institute scholar Mark J. Perry has posted two graphs showing just how far America's fossil fuel production has come.

First, production is at an all-time high — nearly 62 quadrillion BTUs, an increase of about 12 percent from 2005. That's enough to meet approximately 13 percent of the entire world's energy needs, according to the Department of Energy. View the graphics on the Business Insider website.