Yaaaaay Oil!

Norm Stansfield

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Cheers to the Heroes Driving the American Oil and Gas Boom
by Michael A. LaFerrara

“Peak Oil” will have to wait.

Confounding the “experts,” amazing new technologies such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing have led to an astounding surge in American production of crude oil. Jonathan Fahey reports that the United States is set to become the world’s top oil producer:

The Energy Department forecasts that U.S. production of crude and other liquid hydrocarbons, which includes biofuels, will average 11.4 million barrels per day next year. That would be a record for the U.S. and just below Saudi Arabia’s output of 11.6 million barrels. Citibank forecasts U.S. production could reach 13 million to 15 million barrels per day by 2020, helping to make North America “the new Middle East.”

Together with the US natural gas boom, which is driven by the same technologies, these developments represent “the most important change to the economy since the advent of personal computers pushed up productivity in the 1990s,” according to economist Philip Verleger of the Peterson Institute of International Economics. MIT professor John Deutch notes, “A United States hopelessly dependent on imported oil and natural gas is a thing of the past. Most energy experts now project that North America will have the capacity to be a net exporter of oil and natural gas by the end of this decade.

Considering the value of fossil fuel energy production to our prosperity and well-being, everyone who loves his life owes a debt of gratitude to the heroic individuals whose intelligence, ambition, and ingenuity are responsible for this vital hydrocarbon energy boom.

http://www.theobjectivestandard.com...heroes-driving-the-american-oil-and-gas-boom/
Unless of course the viros have their way and these technologies are banned.
 

MayrMeninoCrash

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BBBuuutttt Sarah Palin said we would be banning all oil exploration during Obama's term!!!!!!
 

Don the Radio Guy

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Imagine how great it would be if we also drilled on the public lands the regime has blocked.
 

d0uche_n0zzle

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Polluting your water supply isn't always the best course of action, IMO.

Water = life.

Without a clean source of water, your body is poisoned, slowly, and riddled with disease.
 

Norm Stansfield

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Polluting your water supply isn't always the best course of action, IMO.

Water = life.

Without a clean source of water, your body is poisoned, slowly, and riddled with disease.
The average life expectancy of a human being in a perfectly natural, unpolluted environment is about 35. That's the life water equals. If people applied your little math equation during the industrial revolution, that's still how long we'd be living.

The average life expectancy of a human being in a world polluted by industrialization is 80. That's the life giving up some of that clean water and air in exchange for all the amazing shit we can produce thanks to fossil fuels equals.

And that's only so far. If people who think we should stop economic progress dead in its tracks in the name of environmentalism got the fuck out of the way, I bet that number would go up a lot higher pretty quickly.
 

NuttyJim

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BBBuuutttt Sarah Palin said we would be banning all oil exploration during Obama's term!!!!!!
I know you're just fucking around but seriously fuck anyone who takes anything that bitch says seriously.
 

Norm Stansfield

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I'm sure she never said Obama would be banning all oil exploration.