Well, depends on how you count, I suppose. It looks like the US has, for now, dodged the bullet through shale oil. Shale oil is, however, quite more expensive than the kind that used to spurt out of the ground, but there is no denying that the amount of US oil produces is sky-rocketing. For how long? Hard to tell, the depletion-curves of these wells is, well, VERY STEEP, but there seems to be a lot of them, on the other hand.
Now, making sure we are honest, the new US oil wells do not cover the decline in oil extraction that is seen in many other countries, but for the US this is undoubtedly a large plus. While countries like Saudi-Arabia has flatlined and Venezuela and Mexico are seeing dropping output, the US has started up again. IF the US became “energy independant” as they say, this will at least make it easier to dismantle the empire when the money runs dry.
Bill Powell has a nice map of said empire. Brrrr.