Beef and Oil

A Bird’s-Eye View of Two of Modern Life’s Most Precious Commodities

By Mishka Henner

North Ward Estes Oil Field, Wickett, Texas—The US produces somewhere around 5.8 million barrels of oil a day, less than a third of what it consumes. By comparison, the country that produces the most oil is Russia, which churns out around 10 million barrels a day.