Sunday, May 15, 2005

ANWR Oil - A thought or two.....

One of the things I am going to try very hard NOT to do is to re-hash other topics already being beat to a pulp by all the other bloggers. If something occurs to me that I at least haven't seen anywhere else, then I would consider taking a swing at it.

Such is the case concerning an idea I had about the drilling for oil in the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge, otherwise known as ANWR.

If you are absolutely against drilling under any conditions, no how, now way, then you might as well just skip this post entirely. I'm not going to change your mind, and you aren't going to change mine, so let's not waste each other's time, OK?

Now let's see, where was I? Right, if we allowed the drilling, but required that the oil had to be refined in the United States, and could only be sold here in the United States, what would that do?

It would keep some jobs here, for sure. It would also reduce our dependency on foreign oil. The law of supply and demand would kick in, and retail prices would go down. Large volume foreign buyers wouldn't be allowed to buy the ANWR oil, so they wouldn't be able to drive the prices up. It would also buy us more time to develop practical energy alternatives. Of course, I'm no expert here, so I'm just sorta speculating on this, but it sounds like it makes sense......................


At Monday, May 16, 2005 7:40:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome to the blogosphere, Mike. If you handle a blog like you handle those Hi-Standards, you will be famous in no time at all.

Consider getting a real hosting company, though.

Re: ANWR. The drilling there isn't going to give us much oil, but it's the thought that counts. When we drill there, then restart drilling off the Pacific Coast, then maybe we give the Cartel the message that we aren't just going to sit and take their trash anymore.

Why haven't we done something about OPEC by now? We've never put any heat on them, and we prohibit cartels in this country. It's time we had an anti-OPEC President, I think.


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