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To: Toddsterpatriot
How does increasing oil production in a global market equal reduced productive capacity?

Reduced DOMESTIC productive capacity.
Increased global production undermines domestic sources which are subjected to more stringent environmental regulations.
I cited refinery closings, but Toddsterpatriot "wisdom" denies that refineries have anything to do with petroleum production.

You really think we could produce 9.2 million bbls/day in the US now? Or 15.4 million bbls/day?

I think we can produce more than we do by drilling offshore and in ANWR, though not enough to completely offset imports. However, we can also significantly reduce our consumption by constructing electricly powered mass transportation systems in our more densely populated regions and urban areas: light-rail, high-speed rail and Maglev. It is not a panacea, but constructed over a period of time, such technology WILL make our transportation infrastructure less dependent on imported oil.

33 posted on 11/30/2004 9:52:54 AM PST by Willie Green
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To: Willie Green
Reduced DOMESTIC productive capacity. Increased global production undermines domestic sources which are subjected to more stringent environmental regulations.

Ok Willie, if domestic oil production drops 1 million bbls/day and world production increases by 3 million bbls/day and consumption remains the same, what happens to the price?

I cited refinery closings, but Toddsterpatriot "wisdom" denies that refineries have anything to do with petroleum production.

Willie, this sounds silly, even for you. Refineries have nothing, as in zero, to do with oil production. We could triple refining capacity in the US and that would add not one barrel to our domestic oil production.

I think we can produce more than we do by drilling offshore and in ANWR, though not enough to completely offset imports.

Whadda ya know, we agree. I don't agree with your train ideas but more nuclear wouldn't hurt either.

34 posted on 11/30/2004 10:01:44 AM PST by Toddsterpatriot (Protectionists give me the Willies!!!)
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