The energy department, in 2oo6, said we had - geometrically - 1 1/2 times the amount of oil in the U.S. than saudia arabia -
Shocking numbers - 1.4 trillion barrels of technically recoverable oil.
That is enough to meet every U.S. oil need for the next 200 years without importing any oil whatsoever.
Obama has talked about energy independence, yet he has not allowed us to drill domestically and has slept on even making a decision on the Keystone Pipeline.
The New Leftinista Cabal has tried to define Oil not only as limited, dirty, stenchfull, etc. It has near given Petroleum the status of Evil within the public conscience, and attacked the 'Drill Baby Drill' crowd relentlessly and bullyingly.
A decision to drill domestically could set our apocalyptic sensibility in the year of our Lord 2012 on a course towards reasonableness. It could give us a reason to feel secure about our energy into the future...
It could cause gas to, realistically, be far far less than it currently is.
As everyone knows, the U.S. is negotiating with the United Kingdom about the Strategic Oil Reserves *BIG STORY being released, and there is a 'good likelyhood' that this will take effect just about the time of the Presidential Debates moving into the fall of this year.
It absolutely is a political move, and beyond reproach in any way whatsoever.
It is a maneuver designed to take the heat out of the Repub debate on Gas Prices - so, in a sense - the regime is 'responding' to their favorite 'reality television show'.
The release of Strategic Oil Reserves by this Administration is not exactly the smartest thing to do, as it is not nearly enough oil to last for a very large time - and though it is 'Strategic' - it seems that it should only be considered should we have a National Security Threat (NST).
'Bama is anti-domestic oil drilling, and this is damagin his demography -
How does he respond?
Badmouthing the republican Candidates for POTUS.
It's just a farce.