A new report by the International Energy Agency claims the United States will surpass Saudi Arabia as the world's biggest oil producer by 2015 and be close to energy self-sufficiency in the next two decades. Check out the current top 10 oil producing countries, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's most recent data (2012).
10. Kuwait -- Crude production: 2.79 million barrels per day
9. Mexico -- Crude production: 2.93 million barrels per day
8. Iraq -- Crude production: 2.98 million barrels per day
7. United Arab Emirates -- Crude production: 3.21 million barrels per day
6. Iran -- Crude production: 3.59 million barrels per day
5. Canada -- Crude production: 3.85 million barrels per day
4. China -- Crude production: 4.41 million barrels per day
3. Russia -- Crude production: 10.34 million barrels per day
2. United States -- Crude production: 11.11 million barrels per day
1. Saudi Arabia -- Crude production: 11.73 million barrels per day
A Hurricane making its way through the Pacific Ocean is expected to bring high surf and strong currents to Ventura County south and southeast-facing beaches this week. Rescuers are urging the public to be cautious while entering the water, but surfers are enjoying the bigger sets.
It was a summer slam in Santa Barbara from what was once Hurricane Marie. Now it has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm, but the force coming in from the Pacific Ocean has roughed up some of our coastline.