All my life I've heard politicians talk about drilling new oil wells and using the natural gas reserves etc. You know what? Not a one of them has ever really seriously pursued it. If one thinks seriously about it...Why Would We?? We are not only buying and burning oil products from the rest of the world we are filling our abandoned salt mines with Arabian oil. Why Wouldn't We? When the world's supply of fossil fuels is exhausted we will use ours. Who in their right mind would burn all our oil and make our military and strategic transportation capabilities dependent upon a bunch of ignorant third world countries?