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To: RightWhale
On the Quinn in the Morning show this morning, at the very end, he took a call from a geological scientist aligned with the oil industry and he (the scientist) said that we are banned from drilling all along the East coast and the Gulf.

Canada, he further mentioned, drills up to the US line in Lake Erie for gas, but is forbidden to take oil if it's there ... they have to plug it.

If the EPA can stop our drilling and acquiring our own oil, we are then forced to get foreign oil ... subjecting ourselves to OPEC and the resulting gas prices.

Socialists must become extinct!
58 posted on 03/31/2004 12:25:59 PM PST by knarf (A place where anyone can learn anything ... especially that which promotes clear thinking.)
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To: knarf
You are on the right track. I have an uncle who is a reservoir engineer for an independent oil company and he explained much of our dependence on foreign oil along these terms: We do have pools that are available, but only accessible when technology improves; fed regs limit our ability to dvelop these technologies on our own soil; the fed regs push domestic costs to the point that it is cheaper for an oil company to build tankers and infrastructure overseas to ship oil to the US. My uncle's company is working on making the most efficient use of US pools that already have wells. Heck, they have discovered new pools linked to existing pools.
66 posted on 03/31/2004 12:37:44 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Communism failed because people like to own stuff)
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To: knarf
For the next few years we can use the military if necessary to secure oil/gas reservoirs. After that, though, there won't be any areas to occupy that have enough resources to be worth the trouble.
78 posted on 03/31/2004 12:59:44 PM PST by RightWhale (Theorems link concepts; proofs establish links)
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