Now that we have seen that oil can
surpass and may remain solidly over $100 per barrel,
relevant, shocking facts are coming to the fore.
One fact is that the USA has massive
oil reserves that could be providing it with energy
independence and political freedom without handing
vast amounts of money to nations, many of whom are
The US has massive reserves that --
by using today's technologies -- could be recovered
with little to no damage to wildlife or to the
Major US oil reserves lie in Alaska,
the Rocky Mountains, and off shore including the east,
west, and gulf coasts.
Today's oil price range also makes
it profitable to recover oil from domestic fields in
Texas and elsewhere that were depleted and therefore
abandoned using old recovery standards.
Today's technology includes
innovative techniques such as horizontal drilling,
that were not available just a few decades ago.
There is no long-term
political, economic, or environmental reason why the
United States should be beholden to Arab,
under-developed, and anti-American nations for oil.
It is not a privilege to purchase their oil.
These nations are fortunate that US
environmentalists have plugged options for the US to
become energy independent. Without excessive
environmental restraints, those enemies of freedom
and of the US would be deprived of billions of
dollars of oil revenue that their leaders squander
and fail to use to provide decent standards of
living for their people.
Fact >>> The US has more
oil confined in its Rocky Mountain shale deposits than Saudi
Arabia has in its total oil reserve.
The technology exists to safely,
cleanly, and efficiently extract huge amounts of oil
from the shale deposits of the US Rocky Mountains.
Fact >>> Of the
nearly 100 oil drilling rigs in the Gulf, not one experienced a
problem or any sort of leakage or injury to workers during the most severe hurricane
season of 2005, which included hurricanes Rita and Katrina.
If all those rigs withstood all
those winds and waves with no problems, deep water
drilling has been proven safe, clean, and a good
source of energy.
Fact >>> Oil shale was
mined in West Lothian, Scotland from about 1860 to 1962.
When distilled, it produced an oil which could be used
like petrol. One of the by-products was ammonium
sulphate, a widely-used fertilizer.
The industry produced huge quantities of spent shale.
Oil bings were much larger than the ones at coal mines.
The spent shale was almost completely inert.
Over 50 years after a
large deposit of bing was produced, it was useful for
road bottoming. Highways in the east of Scotland
were built on shale.
Today's technology allows
clean, green extraction of oil from shale.
Fact >>> ANWR, the
Arctic National Wildlife Reserve established in 1960, contains a
relatively small area above a massive oil reserve owned by the
US. Environmentalist groups were perhaps correct decades ago to
fight against drilling in ANWR. Today, over 75% of Alaskans
support exploration and production on the Coastal Plain of ANWR.
The total area that is proposed
for oil drilling is about 2,000 acres.
That is about the same area as Los Angeles International
Learn a little more
about ANWR by clicking here.
technology has advanced to where wildlife and nature
are not damaged or even upset by the underground
extraction of these US oil deposits.
Regarding the premature and
malinvestment in potential future technologies such as wind and
solar poer: It is
best not to forget the deliberate, intemperate, and determined
foolishness of the green economy. This psychopathic theory is
committed to the concept that our energy economy of today is
made up entirely of greedy, messy oilmen who have been
preventing progress into wind and solar.
Those who promote premature implementation of potential energy
sources are not able to acknowledge the fact that our energy
industry is based on the real options available and is not
simply created by those who profit from things as they are.
Those entities that profit include government, which creates its
own environment of cronyism, and markets favors and payoffs.
No amount of mere facts will dissuade these persons from trying
to bring into being an economy perched on highly expensive and
unreliable energy. Accordingly, wealth will not be available to
invest in alternatives that can actually survive without
perpetual subsidies from an economy crippled by their
We are, unfortunately, not yet done with the fantasy of global
warming. Our ruling class is populated with people who have
invested religious feeling in this (fake) epic struggle.
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Observation >>> Why
can't people see that technology is filling the clean, green
glass? Why do they run in fear that the clean, green glass is
120% empty and draining fast?
People are not
well educated. People run in fear when goaded by
demagogues. People don't understand technology.
Mainly people prefer to follow Chicken Little rather
than thinking for themselves.
Are you in favor of using the latest
technologies to drill on US land-based and off-shore locations
in order to achieve energy independence?
1. Please identify
your single-most important reason to drill for US-based oil.
2 . Please
identify your single-most important reason to not drill for
3 . How
are you for the US to become energy-independent soon?
be or may not be, but it is none of your business.
don't know anything about this stuff.