4.3 billion barrels of potential oil!!!

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  1. cindi h profile image72
    cindi hposted 7 years ago

    Check out this link regarding the 4.3 billion barrels of oil discovered in the U.S but what are we doing about it? What are your thoughts?

    http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=1911

    1. John Holden profile image60
      John Holdenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      What are you doing about it?

      Hanging on to it so you have some left when you've used up the rest of the worlds oil!

    2. superwags profile image79
      superwagsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Invade!!!! Oh wait, go get it.

      1. Daniel Carter profile image74
        Daniel Carterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lol

        Shhhhh!!!!! Cheney might hear you and take it seriously.

        1. Cagsil profile image81
          Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I doubt even Cheney is that stupid Daniel. lol

    3. kerryg profile image85
      kerrygposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Even if the upper estimate of 4.3 billion barrels is correct and all of it is technically recoverable (which may or may not be the case), the US uses approximately 6.5-7 billion barrels of oil per year, so 4.3 billion barrels would be enough to give us about 7-8 months of oil.

      1. CHRIS57 profile image61
        CHRIS57posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        While the US is eating some 20 million barrels per day, that amount of oil is not really worth mentioning, isn´t it?

    4. melpor profile image91
      melporposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Cindi h, 4.3 billion gallons of oil is not that much oil for the United States. At our current consumption rate we will burn through this much oil in about 7 months. It will not last that long. Also it will probably take years to go through the paper work and regulations to obtain the leases  and rights to drill for this oil. It is not that simply.

    5. zduckman profile image60
      zduckmanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      We are pillaging the worlds supplu before depleting our own. The time is now to move away from oil. The technology exists now. STOP THE MADNESS

  2. optimus grimlock profile image60
    optimus grimlockposted 7 years ago

    i found it in my back yard last week, sold it for a nice profit smile

    1. canadawest99 profile image60
      canadawest99posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      4.3 billion bbls is just a drop in the bucket.  You'all be coming for our oilsands cause its the only supply in the world than can satisfy the U.S.   Our 1.7 trillion bbls should last the U.S just about forever, unless you would rather get it from ghaddafi and co. and keep shelling out a trillion a year in defense spending protecting it.  You don't even have to invade us.  We will sell it to you freely.

      1. wheelinallover profile image80
        wheelinalloverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        You have to remember this is the US we would rather spend trillions protecting our interests than buy from a friend. Don't ask me why it never made any sense to me. I also have no idea why we don't power more of our vehicles with renewable resources. There is a finished Bio Diesel plant about a mile from my house that is sitting and doing nothing. Can't be because there is a shortage of soybeans. It might be that we are using middle east oil first so they won't have any in the future.

      2. cindi h profile image72
        cindi hposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Well that was kinda my point. With other resources available that are less 'troublesome' to come by, why would our government continue to rely on foreign oil reserves?

        1. kerryg profile image85
          kerrygposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Partly because a lot of Canadians aren't thrilled about their country being turned into this:

          http://i51.tinypic.com/2pooapf.jpg

          And partly because oil sands have a really low EROEI of about 3:1, so you only get 3 gallons of oil for every gallon used to extract it, which is worse than most renewables. Substantially worse, even.

          1. cindi h profile image72
            cindi hposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks for the lesson. Perhaps a better question would be what other alternatives to oil are there that would better serve us and the planet? Are they being explored?

 
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