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    Default Driilling for our own oil.

    Why are we not agressively exploring and drilling on our own soil to be less dependent on foreign oil. I dont get it.

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    I agree to some extent, but recently thought of an angle that might make it smart to hold a substanial amount in reserve; If we use all of ours up, but have no alternative, then we are really "over a barrel" if we have to fight a war and aren't allowed access to oil. We really should try to find a viable alternative, which will not only diminish the power of the Arab countries and Venezela, but also the oil companies. Having more (And different) sources of energy is beneficial to our freedom.

    But, yes, we should be doing more drilling, also...even tho it will not help us, short term.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvxjet View Post
    I agree to some extent, but recently thought of an angle that might make it smart to hold a substanial amount in reserve; If we use all of ours up, but have no alternative, then we are really "over a barrel" if we have to fight a war and aren't allowed access to oil. We really should try to find a viable alternative, which will not only diminish the power of the Arab countries and Venezela, but also the oil companies. Having more (And different) sources of energy is beneficial to our freedom.

    But, yes, we should be doing more drilling, also...even tho it will not help us, short term.
    It's amazing how those that beat the "drill as much as we can" drum can't see this. Let's use their oil up first, then if we still need it, we will still have ours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ram78d10 View Post
    It's amazing how those that beat the "drill as much as we can" drum can't see this. Let's use their oil up first, then if we still need it, we will still have ours.
    This is exactly it....exactly what the left is all about...a greed so blind it strangles its own...

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    Actually Rams comment is a sound oil strategy AND one the US is actually employing.

    To me its not a left-right thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbanzer View Post
    Why are we not agressively exploring and drilling on our own soil to be less dependent on foreign oil. I dont get it.
    Think of it as more of an issue of national security.

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    Oil isn't even proven that it is not a renewable resource.

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    We also have the difficulty in drilling due to large emphasis in rules and regulations by our EPA. I am for keeping our earth clean, but our EPA poses so many fees and regulations that it makes it difficult to drill for our own oil until the price per barrel is quite high.

    It is also so hard to receive EPA approvals on new and updated refineries (which new ones can operate more efficiently and environmentally sound) that until this last year there had not been a "new" refinery constructed since the 1970's.

    With the environmental controls and permitting cost in our nation, it is more economically efficient to purchase crude overseas. We have large reserves of oil, but no permits to drill for it. Over 70% of our US oil is produced in the gulf states, but all the dipsticks are in .......

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    The regulations should definitely be stream-lined to allow the companies to do drilling and refining....it is asinine that they can't build new refineries that are more efficient and cleaner because of permit rules that are way to convoluted. Stupid politicians and lawyers...

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    First off; I don't recall the government nationalizing the oil that might be left underground, you might recall this is a free enterprise.

    Secondly; I thought you libbies didn't have the stomach for wars!

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    Here are sambos "No Drill Zones"

    Take a LOOK at the DemocRat’s NO DRILLING ZONE here in the U.S. The image here shows part of the zone but that’s not all. There’s the North Slope of Alaska with one of the world’s largest reserves of oil but it, too, falls in the Donk’s NO DRILLING ZONE.
    Then let’s not forget the world’s largest reserves. That would be oil shale in Wyoming and Colorado. Most experts say that there’s enough oil locked in the shale to last the U.S. for at least 200 years, but the Dems say NO.

    Oop's Here,
    Red = Democrat's NO DRILL ZONE
    Green = Drilling Allowed
    Yellow = Non-U.S.
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    Wyoming, utah and colorado are more conservative states, aren't they? Why are they against drilling? Also, You seem to be using a racial term to refer to our president, but I didn't realize that he had banned drilling in all those coastal waters; When was he in california's govt?
    Last edited by cvxjet; 01-30-2011 at 09:46 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveone View Post
    Here are sambos "No Drill Zones"

    Take a LOOK at the DemocRat’s NO DRILLING ZONE here in the U.S. The image here shows part of the zone but that’s not all. There’s the North Slope of Alaska with one of the world’s largest reserves of oil but it, too, falls in the Donk’s NO DRILLING ZONE.
    Then let’s not forget the world’s largest reserves. That would be oil shale in Wyoming and Colorado. Most experts say that there’s enough oil locked in the shale to last the U.S. for at least 200 years, but the Dems say NO.
    That map is not accurate. There are oil platforms off of California's coast. Also. the 200 years that you claim is not supported by most experts. There is oil in the shale, but there is debate over how much oil is recoverable, with some estimates saying that less than 1% is recoverable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ram78d10 View Post
    That map is not accurate. There are oil platforms off of California's coast. Also. the 200 years that you claim is not supported by most experts. There is oil in the shale, but there is debate over how much oil is recoverable, with some estimates saying that less than 1% is recoverable.
    1% Wrong LOL try a million Barrels a acre or a billion per square mile by a 1000 square miles.,Shell has done work on this and owns a viable system for recovery and Also thought a crude price of @$30.00 a barrel.

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