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Thread #91008   Message #1729306
Posted By: Don Firth
28-Apr-06 - 01:38 PM
Thread Name: BS: DRILL ANWR now!!!!
Subject: RE: BS: DRILL ANWR now!!!!
I just spent a great deal of time and effort counting all this up on my fingers and toes, so listen up!

Cold, hard facts:

Latest estimate I heard (a couple of days ago) America consumes 20,000,000 barrels of oil per day. That's 20 million.

The projected yield (an assumption, by the way) of oil under ANWR:   16,000,000,000. That's 16 billion.

That sounds like a lot, but unlimber your fingers and take off your shoes so you can count, now. . . .

Assuming that the oil companies that drill for the oil don't sell it somewhere else—
That would last America 800 days. That's 8 hundred. Or
2 years, 2 months, and 10 days. Or
26 months, 2 weeks, and 6 days. Or
114 weeks, and 2 days.

Then, what?

Don Firth