The ABC's of ANWR Drilling
This is what the proposed exploration are actually looks like in the winter and summer
As you can see, the area where they are talking about drilling is a barren wasteland.
Some are concerned about the effect on local wildlife..(?)
Here is a photo ( shot during the summer) of the "depleted wildlife" situation created by drilling around prudhoe bay which accounts for 17% of domestic drilling. The caribou like the castle; "Caribou Castle"; and the bear seems to... well.." bear-it."
Senator John McCain says "he would never drill in the "pristine area". As you can see out of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, this 2000 acre area is not the "pristine area of ANWR. So what's is the REAL Story to Republicans intent on dropping the value of the dollar with a war in Iraq that cost 550 billion, and didn't amount to getting the terrorist responsible for 911 ?
Senator Obama says he won't drill there either. Remember when Al Gore said Demorats should work to artificially raise gas prices to $5.00/gallon? Well, it's happening.
Now you know what the Democrats are up to and you see what the Republicans are doing...
What are you going to do? Give them the Presidency?
Come on... why would you keep rewarding the same people that are screwing with you? That's frank, and to the point.
We "The People" in order to form a more perfect Union...decide not to put a republican or a democrat in the office of the President.
17%of U.S. domestic oil production comes from here!
ANWR = Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Subject: SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW OIL:
SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW OIL: MAYBE NOT!
By: John David Powell
I hang around educated and talented people. Each individual has at least
one university degree. Most read, watch, or listen to more than one news
source every day.
They span generations with ages ranging from the 20s to the 70s. Yet, not
a single person among them knew the answers to some basic questions
pertinent to the growing discourse regarding the rising price of oil . A few
knew some of the answers, and some knew a few of the answers. To be fair, I
had to look up the answers, or else I would have been among the shoulder
For instance, how big is a barrel? Answer: 42 gallons. So,now you know
that when the price for a barrel of crude oil hits $140, that's the same as
$3.33 a gallon.
What nation supplies the most crude oil and petroleum products to the
United States ?An swer: The United States .According to the Energy
Information Agency ( www.eia.doe.gov <http://www.eia.doe.gov/
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w.eia.doe.gov/ ), our country supplied 41 percent of the oil we consumed in
March of this year.
What nation, other than the U.S. , supplies the most crude oil and
petroleum products to our country? Answer: Canada .
Our northern neighbor accounts for 12 percent of our nation's oil and 2 0
percent of all the oil we import. The rest of the top five include Saudi
Arabia (7 percent and 13 percent); Venezuela (6 percent and 11 percent);
Nigeria (6 percent and 10 percent); and Mexico (5 percent and 8 percent).
How much oil do we import from Persian Gulf countries?
Answer: I'm glad you asked. Persian Gulf countries accounted for only 16
percent of our foreign oil imports each year from 2005 to 2007. In fact, our
Persian Gulf imports declined most of this decade, from a 15-year high of a
little more than 1 billion barrels in 2001 to 791.9 million barrels in 2007.
What's the difference between crude oil and petroleum products?
Answer: Crude oil provides, among other products, gasoline, diesel and jet
fuels, heating oil, liquefied petroleum gas , lubricants, asphalt, plastics,
synthetic fibers, detergents, fertilizers, ink, crayons, bubble gum,
deodorant, tires, and heart valves. One barrel of crude oil (which is 42
gallons, remember?), yields about 19.6 gallons of gasoline. The other 22.4
gallons go into the products just mentioned.
How much of the cost of oil goes into the price of gasoline?
Answer: A bunch. We consumed about 390 million gallons of gas a day last
year in our cars, trucks, recreational vehicles, boats, farm implements, and
construction and landscaping equipment. Back when crude was $68 a barrel
(that was just last year), it accounted for about 58 percent of the price of
a gallon of gasoline. The rest of the price came from refining costs (17
percent), federal and state taxes (15 percent), and distribution and
marketing (10 percent). By the way, the price of crude accounts for about 77
percent of the cost of gas at $4 a gallon.
Here's a little something you may not have considered.
What products that you buy on a regular basis are sold with tax included?
Answer: Gasoline. For everything else, you add the tax at checkout. The
folks in California pay 63.9 cents a gallon in state and federal fuel taxes,
the most in the nation. That's just the base, though. Motorists there also
pay an additional 6-percent state sales tax, with some paying another
1.25-percent county sales tax plus applicable local sales taxes . Same in
Illinois , where Chicago motorists pay 12.75 cents per gallon on top of the
57.9 cents per gallon in state and federal taxes. Some Illinois motorists
also pay a 6.25-percent sales tax.
Politicians, pundits, and other TV talking heads don't like to provide
these answers, because facts get in the way of positions that pander to the
mob. We don't point fingers at Canada , because it's de rigueur to paint the
Saudis with the broad brush of blame. Folks float the idea of a moratorium
on state and federal gasoline taxes without explaining its minimal impact on
gas prices, or without mentioning the $3 sales tax some motorists pay on top
of a $50 fill up. Policymakers don't explain that oil trades in the dollar,
which is weak vis-Ã -vis the Euro, because that would require so lutions for
strengthening the greenback. And, it's easier for simple minds to convince
simpler minds to impose windfall-profit taxes on pension funds and owners of
Individual Retirement Accounts who invest in oil companies than to take on
credit card issuers charging double- and triple-digit interest rates to the
million s of people using plastic to pay for food and fuel. Talk about
Now that you know the facts. Ask someone who is dead set on anti-drilling
anything to give you the answers. I will bet they can answer few if any correctly.
Cody Robert Judy