Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Dear Saudi Arabia: Suck it!

Who knew? Apparently, there is somewhere between 200 billion and 400 billion barrels of oil located underneath the state of North Dakota and surrounding environs. Compare that to the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) - which I still think we should drill - that would give us 16 billion barrels of oil.

Until a workable alternative energy system can be produced as inexpensively and efficiently as oil and its byproducts, then oil it shall be. Wouldn't it be lovely to exploit oil finds like the one in North Dakota so that our dependence on these OPEC nations would become a moot issue? We already get most of our oil from Canada anyway; let's keep our oil drilling going in the plains of the great white north!

Good Day to You, Sir

3 comments:

Babbie said...

Possible because the higher drilling costs are covered by the high price of a barrel of oil. It's an ill wind that blows no one any good!

Chanman said...

Still better than having to fellate OPEC on a regular basis.

If we are still going to have to pay the same for a gallon of gas, I would think it is better to not prop up fascistic Islamic regimes in the process.

nunoftheabove said...

One of the campaign promises that Bush 43 made was to open up ANWR to drilling. Unless I missed something over the last eight years, I don't think that has happened. The reserves in N. Dakota would be easily accessible for US consumption if the environmental crowd doesn't preclude the drilling.

Of course the need for additional refinery capacity would have to be addressed or we will not be much better off than we are now.