According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA), in 2006 (the most recent year of compiled statistics) the United States was importing 10,118,000 (ten million, one hundred eighteen thousand) barrels of crude oil per day. Approximately half, or 5,517,000 (five million, five hundred seventeen thousand) of those barrels were imported from OPEC (which includes the unfriendly leaders of countries such as Iran, Libya and Venezuela).
In that same year, the U.S. produced domestically 5,102,000 (five million, one hundred and two thousand) barrels of ITS OWN crude per day, with Texas leading domestic production at 1,088,000 (one million, eighty-eight thousand) barrels per day.
SO, how does America offset those ten-million barrels per day of imported oil and stop funding unfriendly dictators?!
Easy! America has enough oil in Alaska alone to produce an estimated 10.4 billion total barrels of oil, cranking out about 1 million of barrels per day, and doing so more safely today than ever before in history.
Our U.S. Offshore oil prospects contain another 86 billion total barrels of oil (not to mention loads of Liquefied Natural Gas) , which can crank out yet another 7 to 8 million barrels per day.
Then there’s the little-known "Bakken Formation Fields" beneath North Dakota, Montana and Canada which hold an estimated 200-300 billion barrels of oil. All this would need to produce is another 1 to 2 million barrels per day to cut off imported oil at 2006 rates!
So that is, in total, up to 400 billion barrels of DEMOCRAT RESTRICTED oil in the US. In comparison, Saudi Arabia’s Gahawar field (their largest) has an estimated 55 billion barrels of oil.
DEMOCRATS SUCK! DRILL NOW!!