Breaking Our Dependence On OPEC Oil

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    by War News Updates Editor @ War News Updates: Breaking Our Dependence On OPEC Oil

    This site brings us this awesome map:

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    World Shale Gas Resources: An Initial Assessment of 14 Regions Outside the United States. EIA

    Thought We Were Running Out Of Fossil Fuels? New Technology Means Britain And The U.S. Could Tap Undreamed Reserves Of Gas And Oil -- Daily Mail

    Read more @ War News Updates: Breaking Our Dependence On OPEC Oil

    The problem I see is that, while other governments do everything possible to take advantage of these new energy sources, our government is doing everything possible to stifle that development.

    Oh yeah, and noticeably absent from the map are areas in the far north where massive oil reserves are known to be located! It does not show the massive places in northern Russia that that government is taking measure to drill for.

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    A) Our dependence isn't on OPEC oil so much.

    B) The information contained within your source (World Shale Gas Assessment) should be very carefully considered before you randomly assign it a high value.

    C) Increased oil and natural production to highs (18 years or so in oil, all time in natural gas) would seem to contradict your statement about is,or is not, happening in terms of drilling here in the US.
     
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    Granny says, "Dat's right - we fight dey's wars for `em an' dey thank us by gougin' the schlitz outta us...
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    OPEC will earn a record $1.05 trillion in 2012 in oil revenues
    December 24, 2012, OPEC, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, is set to earn a record $1.05 trillion this year in net oil export revenues, the U.S. Energy Department says.
     
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    Granny says we can grow our way outta foreign energy dependence...
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    Colorado national lab and industry team to turn grass into gasoline
    12/28/2012 - The goal is to turn a pine tree into a tank of gasoline, and it turns out it is just as difficult as it sounds.
     
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    Well there is a problem... eE as a nation could drill until our little hearts couldnt drill anymore, but our oil companies are part of the free market which means that they can sell their oil to whoever and need to maintain a competitive pricing. unless we nationalize our oil field which, well, you can guess the answer on that one, drilling at home doesnt really do too much besides adding jobs.
     
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    Everything we export has a "cost in oil consumed" attached to it, whether it be a bushel of wheat, an automobile and so on...
     
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    ^Came in to post this.^

    When Oil Companies have a monopoly on production the prices won't go down. And it seems to me that the powers that be, The US Gov't and the Oil Companies, are working towards an Artificial Scarcity which will only drive up prices.
     
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    How is it that oil companies can cause the geologic processes which create oil to make...scarcity?
     
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    The best thing we could do to lessen our dependence on global oil prices is to use less of it.
     

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