To: Army Air Corps
One would think that Congress would lift the Federal regulations that deny domestic drilling, especially during a war with the very same people that we buy oil.
Well, friends and relatives in the industry are disgusted with the sluggishness of the bureaucracy. Most Americans have no idea just how long it takes to tap oil in a pool. You do not just set-up a drilling rig and start drilling. The reams of paperwork and the MONTHS of waiting for all the clearances makes the time from discovery to pumping average 2 to 3 years. Sometimes, the lag time is 4 to 5 years.
posted on 03/31/2004 12:15:36 PM PST
by Army Air Corps
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