This is my first start of a discussion, so please be gentle.
I received this e-mail and wondered if it was just more propaganda or if there was any truth to any of it. I believe the e-mail was started some time in 2008, because the link to the article provided was 2008. So, it's not new, and it was before the surge of Marcellus & Utica talk.
Are the environmentalists costing Americans MORE money than we even realize? See for yourself. Let me know what you think? I have been accused of being gullible in the past. So, again bear with me, but IF it is true, is there anything we can do about it?
READ THIS AND WEEP BECAUSE OUR GOVERNMENT WON'T LET IT HAPPEN....
Subject: FW: OIL!
As you may know, Cruz Construction started a division in North Dakota...just 6 months ago.
They sent every Kenworth (9 trucks) we had here (in Alaska) to North Dakota, and several drivers.
They just bought two new Kenworth's to add to that fleet; one being a Tri Drive tractor, and a new 65 ton lowboy to go with it.
They also bought two new cranes (one crawler & one rubber tired) for that division.
Dave Cruz said they have moved more rigs in the last 6 months in ND, than Cruz Construction moved in Alaska in the last 6 years!
Williston, ND is like a gold rush town; they moved one of our 40-man camps down there...since there are no rooms available.
Unemployment in ND is the lowest in the nation ...at 3.4 percent, last I checked.
See anything in the national news about how the oil industry is fueling North Dakota's economy?
Here's an astonishing read. Important and verifiable information:
About 6 months ago, the writer was watching a news program on oil, and one of the Forbes Bros. was the guest.
The host said to Forbes, "I am going to ask you a direct question, and I would like a direct answer;
How much oil does the U.S. Have in the ground?" Forbes did not miss a beat, he said, "more than all the Middle East put together."
The U. S. Geological Service issued a report in April 2008, that only scientists and oil men knew was coming...but man, was it big!!
It was a revised report (hadn't been updated since 1995) on how much oil was in this area of the western 2/3 of North Dakota, Western South Dakota, and extreme eastern Montana.
Check THIS out:
The Bakken...is the largest domestic oil discovery since Alaska's Prudhoe Bay, and...has the potential to eliminate ALL American dependence on foreign oil. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates it at...503 billion barrels. Even if just 10% of the oil is recoverable (5 billion barrels). At $107 a barrel, we're looking at a resource base...worth more than $5.3 trillion.
"When I first briefed legislators on this, you could practically see their jaws hit the floor.
"They had no idea." says Terry Johnson...the Montana Legislature's financial analyst.
"This sizable find is now the highest-producing onshore oil field found in the past 56 years"... reports The Pittsburgh Post Gazette.
It's a formation...known as the Williston Basin, but is more commonly referred to as...the 'Bakken.'
It stretches from Northern Montana, through North Dakota and into Canada.
For years, U. S. Oil exploration has been considered a dead end.
Even the 'Big Oil' companies gave up searching for major oil wells...decades ago.
However, a recent technological breakthrough has opened up the Bakken's massive reserves, and we now have access of up to 500 billion barrels. And...because this is light, sweet oil, those billions of barrels will cost Americans...just $16 PER BARREL!
That's enough crude to fully fuel the American economy for 2041 years straight !!!!
And if THAT didn't throw you on the floor, then this next one should - because it's from 2006 !
U.S. Oil Discovery - Largest Reserve in the World Stansberry Report Online - 4/20/2006
Hidden 1,000 feet beneath the surface of the Rocky Mountains, lies the largest untapped oil reserve in the world. It is more than 2 TRILLION barrels. On August 8, 2005...President Bush mandated its extraction.
In three and a half years of high oil prices, none has been extracted.
With this mother load of oil, why are we still fighting over off- shore drilling???
They reported this stunning news:
We have more oil inside our borders...than all the other proven reserves on earth.
Here are the official estimates:
8 times as much oil as Saudi Arabia18 times as much oil as Iraq21 times as much oil as Kuwait22 times as much oil as Iran500 times as much oil as YemenAnd it's all right here...in the Western United States ! HOW can this BE? HOW can we NOT BE extracting this? Because...the environmentalists (and others) have blocked all efforts to help America become independent of foreign oil !!!!!!! Again, we are letting a small group of people dictate our lives and our economy. WHY? Follow the money: A lot of so-called "environmentalists"...are paid by big business. If the price of oil drops, the oil companies stand to loose a lot of money...who is paying for those protesters? James Bartis, lead researcher with the study says...we've got more oil in this very compact area, than the entire Middle East, more than 2TRILLION barrels untapped. That's more than...all the proven oil reserves of crude oil in the world today... reports The Denver Post.
Don't think 'OPEC' will drop its price even with this find? Think again! It's all about the competitive marketplace...it has to!!
Think OPEC just might be funding the environmentalists?
Got your attention yet? Now, while you're thinking about it...do this:
Pass this along. If you don't take a little time to do this, then you should stifle yourself the next time you complain about gas prices, by doing NOTHING...you forfeit your right to complain.
Now, I just wonder what would happen in this country, if everyone of you sent this to every one in your address book.
By the way, this can be verified. Check it out at the link below !