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Pelosi prevents production of MORE than 700 million barrels of oil
07-24-2008 | Vanity

Posted on 07/24/2008 1:17:06 PM PDT by Who is John Galt?

I was listening to Rush Limbaugh at lunch today, and he mentioned that Ms. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA) was castigating the President for failing to release any of the "700 million barrels" of oil in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (our emergency supply).

Guess what? Nancy has been preventing the production of a lot more than 700 million barrels of our oil, and she has been doing it for years.

Take a look here:
http://www.mms.gov/omm/pacific/offshore/oil-gaspdfs/2000-063.pdf
"Unproved reserves are estimated to be 1,316 million barrels of oil and 922 billion cubic feet of gas, in 25 fields."
That's ONE BILLION, THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTEEN MILLION barrels that Ms. Pelosi (and her fellow Democrats, with the meager help of a few spineless California RINOs) is keeping off the US market. That's nearly TWICE the amount she accuses the President of keeping off the market.

(By the way, one of the fields Ms. Pelosi is personally preventing from producing gasoline and other products for the US market is a "giant oil field," with over 500 million barrels just by itself:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2047212/posts )

Of course, maybe a bunch of Pelosi's offshore oil has magically disappeared. A more recent report ( http://www.mms.gov/omm/pacific/offshore/2007-012.pdf ) states that:
"Un­proved reserves are estimated to be 1,166 million barrels of oil and 490 billion cubic feet of gas, in 12 fields."

That's still a LOT more than Pelosi's hypocritical "700 million" figure. Shame on you, Nancy: we're not all Democrats out here, so you shouldn't assume that we're all idiots.

As for the decrease in unproved reserves and number of discovered fields - apparently the MMS changed their 'discovery' criteria. But with oil at $100 plus per barrel (and I'm obviously being generous), the 'old' reports noting that 38 oil and gas fields had been discovered are no doubt much more accurate than the 'new' 25 field report.

(Please also note, the "new" report that is supposedly limited to 25 fields, uses the same map [on page 8] showing 38 - not 25, but 38 - previously discovered fields that the earlier reports used. How nice is that? Bottomline: the fields are there, and the oil is there. The report dates to 2007 [after Ms. Pelosi proved that the 'Peter Principle' is in fact true], so I suspect Ms. Pelosi somehow 'dissappeared' 13 previously discovered, publicly-owned oil fields, just to make her wacko-anti-American-California-environmental-extremist supporters happy.)

Which simply highlights the fact that the federal government (primarily the Democrat-controlled Pelosi-Reid Congress) is literally hiding previously discovered American energy resources from the American people...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 110th; congress; democratcongress; democrathypocrisy; democratparty; democrats; drillheredrillnow; drilling; elections; energy; gas; gasprices; obstructionistdems; oil; pelosi
The oil is there. More than you can imagine has already been discovered - but it's being kept off the US market by Democrat politicians, and their environmental-wacko masters...
1 posted on 07/24/2008 1:17:07 PM PDT by Who is John Galt?
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To: Who is John Galt?

But Strategic Oil is “Magic Oil”, only it can lower trading prices! That plain old domestic oil just wont do!


2 posted on 07/24/2008 1:21:29 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (I will stand with the Muslims ~B Hussein Obomber Verito Possumus~Verified Sleeper!)
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To: Who is John Galt?

Doesn’t matter, nothing will come of this. The media will not question her or call them out on this.

Must be nice to be infallible


3 posted on 07/24/2008 1:22:17 PM PDT by cups
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To: Who is John Galt?

Hello Friend. I have a John Galt 08 bumper sticker. I’m in durango. Where in Colorado might you be?


4 posted on 07/24/2008 1:22:37 PM PDT by unkus
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To: rawcatslyentist

Pelosi AmericanVoices@mail.house.gov


5 posted on 07/24/2008 1:22:49 PM PDT by mouse1 (ANYONE BUT OBAMA)
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To: Who is John Galt?

Because the strategic oil reserve is the only thing nancie can lay on the President.

That oil is for a REAL emergency, not the demonrats need to get reelected “emergency.”


6 posted on 07/24/2008 1:35:21 PM PDT by CPOSharky (Blaming CO2 for global warming is like blaming your thermometer for your kid's fever.)
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To: CPOSharky
" That oil is for a REAL emergency, not the demonrats need to get reelected “emergency. "

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7 posted on 07/24/2008 1:47:08 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: unkus
Hello Friend. I have a John Galt 08 bumper sticker. I’m in durango. Where in Colorado might you be?

Hey, Compadre! I'm not "John Galt," I just ask the question like everyone else.

I went to school in Durango many years ago (~30 years ago now), living in Wheat Ridge currently, with decades of world-class oil & gas experience, plus solid minerals experience, and way too d@mn much experience dealing with the federal government (& environmentalist wackos). And way too much gray hair - and getting more pessimistic as I get older.

I love civilization. I get faint at the sight of blood. But the older I get, and the more I see, the more sure I am that Mr. Jefferson was right...

8 posted on 07/24/2008 1:52:31 PM PDT by Who is John Galt? ("Sometimes I have to break the law in order to meet my management objectives." - Bill Calkins, BLM)
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To: Who is John Galt?

Mr. Jefferson was right and I think I’ll participate. In fact, I almost relish the prospect.


9 posted on 07/24/2008 1:57:12 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Who is John Galt?

Gas prices MUST be kept high for the election. It’s about the only thing that actually affects liberals and might motivate then to vote. As much as they whine about Iraq and so on, it doesn’t affect their daily lives in any way since they’re not personally involved.


10 posted on 07/24/2008 1:59:07 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: cups
The media will not question her or call them out on this.

Undeniably true.

Must be nice to be infallible

I wouldn't know, but apparently the pathologically lying D@mocrat establishment has it down.

You wonder if even one of them ever thinks about the consequences of their actions...

(Don't get me wrong - I sometimes miss out on the consequences of my own actions, before the fact. But, quite frankly, what the D@mocrats are pushing requires mind-altering drugs just to get you into the "I'll take a look at it, maybe, in my spare time, when I'm suicidal" category...)

11 posted on 07/24/2008 2:02:04 PM PDT by Who is John Galt? ("Sometimes I have to break the law in order to meet my management objectives." - Bill Calkins, BLM)
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To: Who is John Galt?
The "not-so-closet" Communists are in charge now.

People! Write to your State Reps. and complain!
12 posted on 07/24/2008 2:10:05 PM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts (If there were no Cowards there could be no Bullies.)
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To: Cementjungle
...it doesn’t affect their daily lives in any way since they’re not personally involved.

That defines most so-called 'liberal' issues. ANWR? How many of the liberal @ssholes that are clamoring to "preserve" the place have ever seen it? A heck of a lot less than 1%, I would guess. They're just not personally involved (meaning they're friggin' clueless).

They're not "personally involved," very obviously, (and just as obviously, they don't have a freakin' clue), but they voice their idiotic political opinions, nevertheless. And according to them, we're supposed to pay attention.

Dream on...

13 posted on 07/24/2008 2:11:26 PM PDT by Who is John Galt? ("Sometimes I have to break the law in order to meet my management objectives." - Bill Calkins, BLM)
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To: Who is John Galt?

I don’t know what the average cost of the 700 million barrels of oil in the strategic reserve is, but, I can bet Pelosi will sell it at the world price. And, government will reap a huge windfall profit. Whatever, the revenues will not be well spent.


14 posted on 07/24/2008 2:14:34 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (Bolshecrat, where patriotism is replacing the stars in the flag with hammers and sickles.)
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July 24 —We need an EMERGENCY ALERT THREAD
but this will have to do....

I am sick and tired of members of Congress playing games with the
American people — pretending to address the energy crisis but not
even allowing a real debate!

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Reid will not allow a real vote on lifting the offshore
Drilling ban! A key vote is tomorrow. Please see below
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From the Desk of:
Steve Elliott, President, Grassfire.org Alliance

7/24/2008
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is pushing for a vote tomorrow on his
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on foreign oil.

Reid’s bill does nothing to lift the offshore drilling ban, or open up
rich oil fields in northern Alaska, or expand our nuclear capacity.

Even worse...

Reid is using Senate rules to BLOCK any and all attempts to get a vote
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Reid is pushing for a “cloture” vote tomorrow (Friday) that will block
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on S. 3268 without allowing amendments to be heard.

#2 The energy crisis deserves a real debate in Congress. I want
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15 posted on 07/24/2008 2:31:39 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U
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To: depressed in 06
I can bet Pelosi will sell it at the world price. And, government will reap a huge windfall profit.

Maybe she needs to put a 'windfall profits tax' on herself - and I'm not just referring to the SPR profits for Uncle Sam. I mean Ms. Nancy-the-Hypocrit personally. Frankly, she should not even collect a salary - all she does is work against the best interests of the people of these United States. Pelosi is just another hyper-hypocritical 'mega-champagne-socialist' like Kennedy, and the Clintons ($300 million plus, at last count), and Boxer (millionaire), and Feinswein (millionaire), and etc.(millionaire), etc.(millionaire), etc. (millionaire)...

So much for the "little" guy - in the D@mocrat party, you're only represented if your brain is sufficiently "little" to empower the multi-millionaire parasites that run the D@mocrat party...

16 posted on 07/24/2008 2:46:36 PM PDT by Who is John Galt? ("Sometimes I have to break the law in order to meet my management objectives." - Bill Calkins, BLM)
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To: Who is John Galt?
I suspect Ms. Pelosi somehow 'dissappeared' 13 previously discovered, publicly-owned oil fields, just to make her wacko-anti-American-California-environmental-extremist supporters happy...

Which simply highlights the fact that the federal government (primarily the Democrat-controlled Pelosi-Reid Congress) is literally hiding previously discovered American energy resources from the American people...

17 posted on 07/24/2008 2:53:48 PM PDT by Who is John Galt? ("Sometimes I have to break the law in order to meet my management objectives." - Bill Calkins, BLM)
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To: Who is John Galt?
I love the part where nancy says:

"Mr. Speaker, 17 days ago, the Congress called upon the President to free our oil from a government stockpile known as the Strategic Petroleum Reserve."

Nancy it is not our oil, we had to purchase it from a foriegn country becuase you and your moonbat environmnetal wackos in congress are blocking domestic oil production, NANCY FREE OUR OIL

18 posted on 07/24/2008 3:01:18 PM PDT by edzo4
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To: Who is John Galt?
Let's just spell that out:

...the federal government (primarily the Democrat-controlled Pelosi-Reid Congress) is literally hiding previously discovered American energy resources

That should have read:

...the federal government (that's the Democrat-controlled Pelosi-Reid Congress) is literally hiding previously discovered American oil and gas fields, including giant oil fields OVER 500 MILLION BARRELS, from the American people...

It's Nancy's own publicly available data - what could she possibly complain about (other than being proved to be a complete liar?)

19 posted on 07/24/2008 3:03:32 PM PDT by Who is John Galt? ("Sometimes I have to break the law in order to meet my management objectives." - Bill Calkins, BLM)
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To: mouse1

Anything I send to that email addy gets bounced back...it’s probably full or they killed it because of all the grief she’s been getting...Phone Calls work best.


20 posted on 07/24/2008 3:07:15 PM PDT by GRRRRR (2008- A Year That Will Live in Infamy...)
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To: GRRRRR
Anything I send to that email addy gets bounced back...it’s probably full or they killed it because of all the grief she’s been getting...Phone Calls work best.

IMO, Pelosi is a political whore. She ignores the facts, and spews bull sh!t that promotes her own career. I've heard that whores are popular with some folks. That no doubt explains her busy phone line...

21 posted on 07/24/2008 3:39:17 PM PDT by Who is John Galt? ("Sometimes I have to break the law in order to meet my management objectives." - Bill Calkins, BLM)
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To: unkus
Mr. Jefferson was right and I think I’ll participate. In fact, I almost relish the prospect.

And I ALMOST relish the prospect as well, because I honor truth more than lies. But I'm a gray-haired-old-fart: I'll pony up "in the last resort" (as James Madison liked to phrase it ;>), but God help us all if it ever gets to that point.

It has, at least once before, and the result was not pleasant for any American...

22 posted on 07/24/2008 3:49:52 PM PDT by Who is John Galt? ("Sometimes I have to break the law in order to meet my management objectives." - Bill Calkins, BLM)
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To: TribalPrincess2U; All

I think the better tact would be to call for emergency no confidence votes on Pelosi in the house and Reid in the Senate so that new leaders can take their place. They are the problem! I’m sure they could get enough Dem’s to support such a move in this election year so that the important bills could get done before the end of the year!


23 posted on 07/27/2008 4:02:54 AM PDT by mdmathis6
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