Monday, June 2, 2008

Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less

The Political Problem:
Energy Obstruction by Democrats
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Click the Image to View The History
But, the above link covers only ANWR.
Click here for obstruction regarding drilling in The Outer Continental Shelf
Click here for obstruction regarding developing our tremendous Oil Shale resources.
President Bush long supported drilling in ANWR.
In 2008, President Bush strongly reiterated that position.
President Bush lifted the executive order banning drilling in the OCS.
The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management has drafted the
proposed Oil Shale regulations to ensure environmental protection.
Congressional Democrats are the ONLY remaining obstacle!


The Myth:
Dems Claim Oil “Speculators” Are The Problem
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Click the Image to Dispel the Myth


The REAL Problem is Supply & Demand
(Made Worse by “The Political Problem”):
In 2007, World Demand Exceeds World Supply
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I personally created and uploaded the above chart.
The data used in the above chart are found in this spreadsheet downloaded from this page.
Click here for more details on supply and demand issues.


The Result:
In 2007, Crude Oil Prices Begin to Soar
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I personally created and uploaded the above chart.
The data used in the above chart are found in this spreadsheet downloaded from this page.


The Result:
In 2007, Gasoline & Diesel Prices Begin to Soar
in Lock Step With Crude Prices
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I personally created and uploaded the above chart.
The data used in the above chart are found in this spreadsheet downloaded from this page.


The Wishful Thinking:
Domestic Conservation Will NOT Solve The Problem
The Growth in Demand is Not Under Our Control
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I personally created and uploaded the above chart.
The data used in the above chart are found in this spreadsheet downloaded from this page.
Click here to see where the demand is growing (and not growing).
Click here for the source of the previous link.


More Wishful Thinking:
Saudi Arabia Cannot Just Twist a Spigot and Produce More Crude
They Have Plenty of Oil
What They Lack is Production Capacity
We Can HELP!
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And Still More Wishful Thinking:
According to NPR, the best near term alternative to hydrocarbons is what Matthew Wald of The New York Times calls “Wishful Thinking”. We WILL transition to alternative energy, But it WILL take decades. In the interim, without more hydrocarbons, world economies will grind to a halt, venture capital will dry up and WE WILL NEVER GET THERE! The hydrocarbon economies create the capital which is necessary to invest into the development of future energy sources!

The Solution is NOT Found in Choosing Between Oil or Alternatives
The Solution is Oil AND Alternatives


Click the Image and Listen to The Audio Report From NPR:
Click the Image and Listen to The Audio Report From NPR


The Best Near Term Solution:
The Mean Estimates for ANWR and OCS Alone Place us
Ahead of Iraq in The Amount of Domestic Oil!
So, Open ANWR and The Outer Continental Shelf for Drilling
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I personally created and uploaded the above chart.
The data used in the above chart are found in:
1) Proven Reserves - This spreadsheet downloaded from this page
2) ANWR Mean Estimate - 10.4 Billion Barrels
3) OCS Mean Estimate- 86 Billion Barrels


ANWR Covers 19 Million acres
2,000 Acres is Proposed For Development
Thus, 1/100th of 1% of ANWR Would be Developed:
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ANWR Drilling (on Frozen Tundra)
Will be More Eco-Friendly Than Ever
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Worried About Offshore Oil Rig Spills? Don’t!
Click The Image and Learn The Quantitative Facts:

Click The Image and Learn The Quantitative Facts


Slightly Longer Term Solutions
That We Need to Start on NOW:
Oil Shale and Coal Liquefaction
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I personally created and uploaded the above chart.
The data used in the above chart are found in:
1) Proven Reserves - This spreadsheet downloaded from this page
2) ANWR Mean Estimate - 10.4 Billion Barrels
3) OCS Mean Estimate- 86 Billion Barrels
4) Bakken Formation - on average, 200 billion barrels Technically Recoverable
5) Oil Shale Mean Estimate - 800 Billion Barrels
6) Coal Liquefaction Mean Estimate - 535 Billion Barrels
Oil Shale technology was proven on a commercial scale at least as far back as 1924.
The largest Oil Shale facility has been in commercial operation since 1980.


Worried About Climate Change? Don’t!
Click The Image and Learn The Facts as Described by
Directly Cited Peer Reviewed Science, IPCC Scientists and More

 Click The Image and Learn The Facts as Described by Directly Cited Peer Reviewed Science, IPCC Scientists and More


Worried About Air Pollution? Don’t!
It is Well Controlled and Continuing to Drop:
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Click Here For the Entire Report

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Click here to learn more.




3 comments:

Veritas Mansuras said...

Hello SBVOR,

Powerful arguments you propose on energy use, prodution and ecological impact...enjoy your site.

Keep up the good work,
Veritas Mansuras

Veritas Mansuras said...

Hello SBVOR,

Enjoyed the article, powerful stuff...keep up the good work.

Veritas Mansuras

SBVOR said...

Veritas,

Much appreciated.

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