Saturday, April 23, 2011

DRILL NOW - PART ONE - ANWR


This picture of the EXXON gas station was taken on April 19, 2011 in Washington, DC.

Gas prices have reached over $5 a gallon at gas stations in 8 states.

It was reported on the News yesterday that there are people in many states who will have to pay over $6 a gallon in the next month.  

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

Right now, more than ever, there is NO EXCUSE for not drilling in ANWR right now. It is estimated that with just the oil in that barren land called ANWR in Alaska, we could fuel America for the next 100 years. 

And yes, we should be shipping rigs and tanks and the makings for an Oil Facility as I write this.

What does ANWR stand for? ANWR is the abbreviation for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
























In all of Alaska, ANWR is only 19 million acres.

The proposed drilling site is designated Area 10-02 on 2 thousand  acres.  Just 2,000 acres, that's it!

Yes, that's it! Imagine that for a minute. 

A mere 2,000 acres in a refuge that is 19 million acres big, that's what the Environmentalist, the Obama White House, and their Foreign Oil contributors are all fighting Americans over.

And why is the Obama White House, Environmentalist Groups, and Foreign Oil fighting Americans so hard?

Well first it's to ensure market dominance with us having to import 77% of the oil we use in our country from Foreign Oil Producing countries.  Secondly, drilling in Area 10-02 in ANWR would mean $25 a barrel instead of $130 a barrel of crude. 

That my friends, translates to Billions upon Billions of Dollars in the pockets of Foreign Oil.   And that's the reason why they are keeping Americans from drilling in the small 2,000 acre piece of land.

DRILL NOW!

Just 2,000 acres, and the will to DRILL NOW is all that's needed!

That's what it would take to bring us back down to just over $1 a gallon, and at the same time erase half of our National Trade Deficit.  Imagine that, the elimination of half of our National Trade Deficit because we'd bring our need Foreign Oil to it's lowest levels since the 1950s.

Then consider the fact that we have the tool, the know how, and the capability to cut our National Trade Deficit in half right now, but Washington doesn't want that to happen.  To me, it's like having the tools, know how, and capability to defend yourself - but instead you purposely opt for an ass whoop'n! 

It's insane. 

As for size and scope of what is needed?  Well compare the size of ANWR and Area 10-02, which is the proposed area to drill, to the Continental United States.

ANWR is about as big as the State of South Carolina.  The actual proposed drilling site is only 2,000 acres which by Western standards is a good size but not extremely big cattle ranch.

Heck, there are land owners out in this area that exceed the 2,000 acres needed.  And yes, their ranches are almost considered small by some folks around here.


If you look at the detailed map of the proposed drilling site in ANWR, you can easily see that it is relatively close to Sourdough and Prudhoe Bay Oil Fields.  

They are neighbors.




So OK, you say you know one of those Environmentalist Groups who are being funded by Foreign Oil and who are trying their damnedest to spread the lie that ANWR and the surrounding area up there is just a lush pristine paradise.

You know the type, liars who look you right in the eye while they could care less about your problems making ends meet.  They were born rich with silver spoons in their mouths, and have never held a real job because there Daddy provides them with Gold Cards.  They can't hold a job, but at the same time don't see anything wrong with taking money from Foreign Oil or Big Liberal donors like George Soros.

Maybe they have told you that it's a virtual garden of Eden up there where animals and flowers flourish?  Or maybe they're trying to get good hard working people to belief that anything American is evil and that American Oil Companies have completely killed off the caribou and decimated the bear population?

And don't forget their example, they love saying, "Look at what happened when the Big Oil Companies decided to drill in Prudhoe Bay!  They ruined the ecosystem and most of the animals that used to go there are gone now!" 

You know, basic Environmentalist bullshit!
 

THIS IS A PICTURE OF THE THOUSANDS OF CARIBOU
THAT ENVIRONMENTALIST SAID
WOULD NEVER RETURN TO PRUDHOE BAY

THIS CARIBOU HERD MIGRATES FROM
WEST OF KUPARUK OIL FIELD PASS ANWR
AND THEN EAST INTO CANADA
OVER TO BOUNDARY CREEK FORMATION.


A GRIZZLY BEAR WALKING THE WARM PIPES
AT PRUDHOE BAY OIL FIELD, BUT I'M SURE
ENVIRONMENTALIST WILL SAY THAT THIS CAN'T BE!

THIS IS NEIGHBORING PRUDHOE BAY OIL FIELD
TO THE WEST OF AREA 10-02 IN ANWR IN WINTER.

And here are real pictures of Area 10-02, the proposed drilling site in ANWR. 

A lush pristine paradise, it is not!  It is a harsh tough barren area on top of the world.  See for yourself, these are actual pictures of Area 10-02.

AREA 10-02 IN ANWR

AREA 10-02 IN ANWR


AREA 10-02 IN ANWR

AREA 10-02 IN ANWR 
Pictures from on the ground, in the air, and even by satellite don't lie.



These satellite pictures show just how barren Area 10-02 truly is.

But wait, here's another great picture!  And yes, you have to see this to understand what's already up there - next to ANWR to the East.

See besides American Kuparuk, Prudhoe Bay and Sourdough Oil Fields to the West of Area 10-02 in ANWR, there are other Oil Companies up there to the East who are already drilling close to ANWR. 

And yes, they have been for many years now!

Take note of where Canadian Boundary Creek and Smoking Hills Formations are located in relation to the 19 Million acre ANWR and the small 2,000 acres of land that is needed for oil drilling known as Area 10-02. 


Yes, it's Canada.  And I love Canada, those are some great folks up there.  They understand the worth of their Natural Resources to their National Economy.

Of course, Canadians can also thank God that they don't have some of the wing-nut Democrats that we have in our Congress.  In fact they can also thank God that they don't have a Prima Donna Flake like Barack Obama to contend with.  God must love Canada to have spared them such individuals.
Canada is ranked number 3 in the list of top 10 countries with Oil Reserves.

The only two countries that outrank Canada is Venezuela and Saudi Arabia respectively.   Canada has more oil reserves than Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Russia, Kazakhstan,  Libya, Nigeria, the United States, China, Qatar, Algeria, Brazil and Mexico in that order.

Heck, Canada's Oil Reserves are as much as 7 of those 10 combined.

The U.S. Department of Energy has a good primer on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

It is a summary of policy positions and facts about ANWR, such as how drilling in ANWR could produce a million barrels a day, as well as 150 billion cubic feet of gas per year!

All from just a 2,000 acre investment and DRILLING NOW!

We all know that oil production is measured by barrel.  Natural Gas on the other hand is usually measured by volume and is stated in cubic feet.  A cubic foot of gas is the amount of gas needed to fill a volume of one cubic foot under set conditions of pressure and temperature.

Friends, a Million barrels a day and 150 billion cubic feet of gas per year is called American self-sufficiency.

It would give us time, and would put Americans in a better position than we are today.  Instead of rushing out unreliable alternative energy vehicles that break us financially, it would be better for everyone if we would be able to buy energy efficient cars or install new alternative energy solutions in our homes without driving us into Bankruptcy while we're doing it.

And by the way, please don't think that a few Alaskan Environmental Extremeist represent Alaska.  Fact is that Alaskians are great people.  I've known good people who live in Alaska.  Fact is that 78% of Alaskans support opening ANWR to responsible oil development.

Heck, even the Alaska Legislature passed a resolution supporting ANWR 60 to Zero. 

Both Democrats and Republicans in Alaska voted for it unanimously.  Anyone who knows politics knows that a unanimous vote is far from ever happening in the United States Congress.

Click here to view the rest of the Facts about ANWR. (PDF)

Of course there are consequences to not drilling.  Some understand that, while some don't.  And yes, there are those who think our plight is a laughing matter. 


Click here to see:

DRILL NOW - PART TWO - Price of Gas Under Bush

DRILL NOW - PART THREE - Obama Working for Foreign Oil?

DRILL NOW - PART FOUR - American Oil Companies

Story by Tom Correa

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  6. Tom...I happened upon your page while looking for something else...I like your article and I believe that the US should become energy independent at all levels across the board. However I have to say that your article should be revised to inform the reader that unfortunately oil on this planet is sold on a global market which means that the price of oil it set according to world wide demand. World wide demand is at an all time high with the rising of countries like China, India, Russia etc. therefore the overall price of our oil would not affect the world wide per barrel price by more than a few dollars. This obviously sucks...oil is controlled by a cartel just like drugs. I hope you are with me when I say that I would rather NOT sell a drop of oil overseas and like Brazil live on what we have. Yes the prices will stay high...I'm ok with that if it means independence...from energy drug dealers that sponsor all sorts of mess up stuff around the world.

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  7. I agree 100% that "unfortunately oil on this planet is sold on a global market which means that the price of oil is set according to world wide demand."

    As I stated in Part 2 of my Drill Now series, "Though oil is sold on a global market which means that the price of oil is set according to world wide demand, if we got serious about starting oil production here - then I believe that America can bring down the price of oil by not having to buy oil overseas. The problem we have is that the Environmentalist, the Liberal Establishment, the Democrats, and President Obama all receive huge amounts of money from the countries that belong to OPEC. Because of who financially supports them, they are in favor of restricting American oil productivity and relying on foreign oil. It's all about money, and of course politicians willing to take foreign money!"

    Some people refuse to accept the fact that "Less than 3 percent of ExxonMobil’s earnings are from U.S. gasoline sales. ExxonMobil’s earnings are from operations in more than 100 countries around the world. In 2010, Exxon-Mobil made less than 8 cents for every dollar of revenue from all of it's businesses around the world."

    The Federal and State governments are making the lion's share at the pumps. To me, if we want to pay for Social programs - then we should encourage productivity and reap the subsequent taxes gained from that increase in sales and productivity.

    I am against regulation that stifles growth and productivity, but at the same time I can't see why we can't set up a sort of law that says "American oil to be sold only to Americans."

    If we drilled here, right now, we would esentially have a "private" source of oil, and like Brazil which lives primarily on what we have, the price of oil on the world market would drop like a rock.

    Take a major customer away from the mix, and the price will come down.

    Thank you for your great comment.
    Respectfully,
    Tom Correa
    Editor, American Cowboy Chronicles

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