Friday, August 22, 2008

Fiction: Off-shore drilling won't have impact for 10 years

I paid $3.43 a gallon for gasoline at Martin's Grocery in Staunton yesterday, down $0.60 a gallon from earlier in the summer. Ironically, the drop came after President George W. Bush rescinded the order prohibiting off-shore drilling. Still the liberals continue to chant that it will take 10 years to see any results from off-shore and ANWR drilling.


The Center for Individual Freedom explained the process:
In the month since President Bush rescinded the executive order prohibiting drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), the price of oil has already plummeted. From its record high of over $145 per barrel in July when Bush signed the order, the price has tumbled some 21% to $115 in one short month.

This is because the market price for oil partially reflects future supply expectations. Accordingly, any movement toward reliable, secure, domestic sources of oil and gas sends the signal of increased future supply. This helps offset current uncertainties surrounding such volatile oil- and gas-producing areas as the Persian Gulf, Venezuela, Russia and Nigeria, thereby assuring energy markets of a more dependable flow of future energy.
Be sure to read the entire article here.

Drill here. Drill now. Pay less.

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