...and they can't sit there forever. Oil tankers aren't free; somebody
has to pay for the tanker, and at a rate that is equivalent or greater than
the tanker owner would earn if it was doing its as-designed purpose of
A secondary problem here is we need more refinery capacity in addition to
increased supply. The increased supply goes beyond just the additional
oil, it also includes reduced dependency on foreign sources of oil.
Domestic means not getting controlled by a bunch of oil sheiks in far-off
But it will sure help for the future. Drilling now and getting oil in
several years is much more logical than not drilling now and not getting
any more oil in several years, yet the anti-capitalist politicians seem to
think that the prospect of 0 barrels of oil in the future since they can't
have it now is somehow better than starting now to get more oil in the
Sully up the planet? Puhleez. ANWR is going to use 2000 acres out of 19
MILLION acres -- that doesn't even come close to that loaded word. The
amount of acreage used is the equivalent of a 1.5" square in a 12 foot by
12 foot room. Would you consider a bare room to be "sullied" if a 1.5"
square area had a spot on it? Now, in reality, the real situation will be
a bunch of thin lines throughout the whole area, but it's just not worth
the additional work to embellish the illustration.
If you're going to be dumb, you better be tough
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