But there is one slight problem...The US Constitution gives neither the Congress nor White House any oversight concern oil production, nor energy in general...but it is my understanding that the White House can do all it wants to convince the "States" to get off their sleeping-cots and start producing sufficient amounts of energy for our homes and factories!
This chant (Drill, Baby, Drill) seems to have been promoted by the GOP National Chairman in 2008…but of course, the GOP was more silent in times past. The GOP allowed the far left to dominate the US oil production agenda and the Green Party has pretty much curtailed the production of oil in America. So we have sold our souls to the Saudis and other Muslim countries. Hence, we pay $3 - $4 per gallon for gasoline where we should only pay less than .99¢ a gallon or less.
The best that I can find when I research this matter is that we use about 10-20 million barrels of oil per day. This is for gasoline, heating, and our other energy needs. The best guess that I can find about how much OIL IS IN THE GROUND in the U.S. is about 35 billion barrels.
This, would mean that we have about 1,750 days worth of our own oil that we could use before we run out. (This is what the Oil industry claims.)
On the other hand, people like Lindsey Williams claims that the oil people have told him we have 200 years of oil hiding underneath the surface of the United States. If we use 20 million barrels a day and there are 200 years worth of oil, this would imply there is 1.5 Trillion barrels of oil beneath our feet.
I cannot be certain that 1.5 Trillion barrels are really available, but this is the claim that is being made.
What I do know for a fact, is that Methane which is what natural gas is made of, is available by the quadrillion tons. It is being mostly ignored, because it is so plentiful and the extreme profits cannot be made by those who desire exceedingly great wealth.
Methane is abundant throughout space. Research is being conducted by NASA on methane's potential as a rocket fuel. One advantage of methane is that it is abundant in many parts of the solar system and it could potentially be harvested in situ (i.e. on the surface of another solar-system body), providing fuel for a return journey.
There is trillions of barrels of methane floating around in our own atmosphere. As it also does in the atmosphere of the planet Mars. Methane belches out of both of and Mars as well as many other near-by planets.
Earth in comparison to Jupiter… (our big Methane gas station!)
Jupiter and Saturn have methane deposits in their atmospheres. So if earth ever stopped producing her quadrillion tons of methane every day, then we have a vast quantity of natural gas (aka methane) in our neighbors in outer space.
And then again, we have an unlimited supply of Hydrogen and Oxygen. Both of these elements can never be exhausted by mankind. We could not ever convert enough hydrogen from our 3/5th planet that is covered by water to ever run out of this valuable resource.
The mainstream media claim that the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, plus the cash we have spent on the Libyan war totals nearly 1.2 TRILLION dollars in the last 10 years.
If we had used this money instead to discover a cheap way to convert to a hydrogen engine (or methane engine) we would be no longer dependent on Libyan oil, or Saudi oil, or even Iranian oil. We could tell them to go, take a hike!
So should we DRILL, BABY, DRILL? Yes! By all means!… And at the same time, we need to learn to convert the hydrogen or the methane into a viable energy source. And when we do, we will break away from our slave masters who chain us to the gasoline engine… and who forbid us to drill for our own oil in our own country.
Remember, the word DRILL has two meanings:
1. to make (a hole) by boring.
2. to impart (knowledge) by strict training, discipline, or repetition.
We need to use more of the 2nd definition and less of the 1st!
Edward C. Noonan
President – 2012