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Old 09-15-2008, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Texas
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As y'all watch gas prices in your area rise because of Hurricane Ike's devastation, perhaps you'll actually come to the realization that we desperately NEED more domestic oil production and refineries.
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:40 AM
 
Location: DC area
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We could've been drilling but the oil companies are sitting on TEN THOUSAND leases...all they have to do is start drilling.
This, to me, is the beginning and end of the drilling debate. They could have drilled, drilled, drilled! for years and haven't.

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As y'all watch gas prices in your area rise because of Hurricane Ike's devastation, perhaps you'll actually come to the realization that we desperately NEED more domestic oil production and refineries.
Which remains a short term solution. In the long term we need to get the heck off our oil dependency. Period. Full stop.
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:43 AM
 
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Do it now.....that way as we work our way of being so dependent on it we can still sell it to countries that need it and make money adding to our GDP.
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:44 AM
 
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Total gimmick for reasons stated here by others.
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Bay Area
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Again, for those who say "drill, do it now!" Who? Who's going to drill? Have you heard Exxon or Chevron talking about it? Don't kid yourself - It doesn't matter if YOU want it or not, the oil companies aren't going to spend billions on exploration/new rigs so they can make less profit so that you can save a little bit on gas. Gimmick!!
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:53 AM
 
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Why We Need Expanded Access for Drilling on Government Lands and Offshore
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Texas
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This, to me, is the beginning and end of the drilling debate. They could have drilled, drilled, drilled! for years and haven't.

Which remains a short term solution. In the long term we need to get the heck off our oil dependency. Period. Full stop.
The Dems have systematically fought drilling. They just did an about-face over the summer when they saw they were losing in the court of public opinion.

And of course it needs to be part of a multi-faceted approach with conservation, alternative energy, etc. But our cars, buses, trucks, planes, etc. run on oil-based fuels. And transportation costs affect everything we buy and need.

Hey, I switched out to the energy-saving bulbs, I line-dry my clothes whenever possible, I keep my AC set on 85 (!), and use small room heaters in the winter. Plus, my electric plan uses alternative energy. But I STILL have to drive or be driven in a gas-powered vehicle!

We NEED more domestic sources! And, yes, we should have been drilling long before this but the Dems thwarted those plans constantly saying it won't provide a fast solution. Duh, but NO ENERGY PLAN provides amazing relief in the short-term. We have to GET STARTED and develop!
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Again, for those who say "drill, do it now!" Who? Who's going to drill? Have you heard Exxon or Chevron talking about it? Don't kid yourself - It doesn't matter if YOU want it or not, the oil companies aren't going to spend billions on exploration/new rigs so they can make less profit so that you can save a little bit on gas. Gimmick!!
You know nothing about oil production/development, do you? Ever hear of "wildcatters?"
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Seward, Alaska
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We could've been drilling but the oil companies are sitting on TEN THOUSAND leases...all they have to do is start drilling.

Why haven't they been???

Because NOW those leases are considered assets and that makes them look better to their stockholders....talk to the stockholders and ask them why they don't want oil companies to drill??????


Of course Palin wants drilling in Alaska to bring MONEY into Alaska even though it's inferior oil and will take several years to refine and then it will only briing down gas prices by a few cents.

Alaska has "inferior" oil? What's your source? National Enguirer?
Alaska is a HUGE state, and likely has widely different grades of crude...just like other places...

Bud
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:59 AM
 
Location: northeast headed southwest
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Gimmick. Those people at the RNC chanting "Drill baby drill" probably all think if we drill we can go back to $2/gallon gas. Sorry to burst your bubble, but higher gas prices are here to stay. In fact they should be more. I think gas should cost $7 a gallon if that's what it takes to get people to use less and think about alternative sources of energy.
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