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1.) grandpawrichard - 04/24/2014

Next time you have to fill up at $3.49/gallon, think of this!!

OIL - You better be sitting down when you read this!

As you may know, Cruz Construction started a division in North Dakota just 6 months ago. They send 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 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 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 sm(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.

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 motherload 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 Arabia

18 times as much oil as Iraq

21 times as much oil as Kuwait

22 times as much oil as Iran

500 times as much oil as Yemen and 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?

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 2 TRILLION 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 every one 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 !!!!!!

2.) Swamp Fox - 04/24/2014
$3.49? I'd kiss the ground for $3.49 right now.

Here's an even faster way to get some relief than to fight the anti-fossil-fuel crowd:

Lower the gasoline taxes, both federal and state. If the federal government taxed milk at 18+ cents a gallon, there'd be riots. Yet they get away with it for gasoline.

In Washington state, you pay almost 56 cents per gallon in gas taxes (including the federal tax). In NC, we pay over 56. Two of the highest gasoline taxes in the nation. Is anyone gonna try to tell me we get something equivalent back? I buy as much gas as I can across the borders, every chance I get.

Start in the state capitols.

3.) DParker - 04/24/2014
That e-mail has been floating around the Internet in various forms since 2008 with many of the original claims altered along the way, like the "That's enough crude to fully fuel the American economy for 2041 years straight" that began as "That's enough crude to fully fuel the American economy for 41 years straight", and the math error that asserts that 10% of 503 is 5. Some of it contains kernels of truth (there are indeed a LOT of untapped oil reserves in the U.S.) while a lot of it is wild exaggeration (the currently estimated recoverable reserves in the Bakken Formation are exaggerated by > 13,780%), speculation and overly-simplified misrepresentations. The rest is just good old fashioned B.S.

Anytime someone makes wild claims in an e-mail and then urges you to forward it to "every one in your address book" it's almost certainly bogus.
4.) Alex - 04/24/2014
yep... an oldie that still keeps showing up...

here are some updates with links...


[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Trebuchet MS]The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released its [/FONT][/COLOR][URL="http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2008/3021/pdf/FS08-3021_508.pdf"]assessment[/URL][COLOR=#000000][FONT=Trebuchet MS] of undiscovered oil resources in the Bakken formation in [/FONT][/COLOR]April 2008,[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Trebuchet MS] and although it reported a [/FONT][/COLOR]25-fold[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Trebuchet MS] increase in the amount of oil that could be recovered from that area compared to its 1995 estimate, the 2008 USGS [/FONT][/COLOR][URL="http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=1911"]estimate[/URL][COLOR=#000000][FONT=Trebuchet MS] was still far short of the [/FONT][/COLOR]503 billion[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Trebuchet MS] barrel volume cited above:[/FONT][/COLOR][FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][COLOR=#000000]North Dakota and Montana have an estimated 3.0 to 4.3 billion barrels of undiscovered, technically recoverable oil in an area known as the Bakken Formation.

A U.S. Geological Survey assessment, released April 10, shows a 25-fold increase in the amount of oil that can be recovered compared to the agency's 1995 estimate of 151 million barrels of oil.

New geologic models applied to the Bakken Formation, advances in drilling and production technologies, and recent oil discoveries have resulted in these substantially larger technically recoverable oil volumes. About 105 million barrels of oil were produced from the Bakken Formation by the end of 2007.

The USGS estimate of 3.0 to 4.3 billion barrels of technically recoverable oil has a mean value of [SIZE=4][B]3.65 billion[/B][/SIZE][SIZE=4][B] barrels[/B][/SIZE]. Scientists conducted detailed studies in stratigraphy and structural geology and the modeling of petroleum geochemistry. They also combined their findings with historical exploration and production analyses to determine the undiscovered, technically recoverable oil estimates.
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Certainly 3.65 billion barrels of recoverable oil is nothing to sneeze at, but the U.S. currently [/FONT][/COLOR][URL="http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS236508+07-Mar-2008+BW20080307"]imports[/URL][COLOR=#000000][FONT=Trebuchet MS] an average of about [/FONT][/COLOR]10 million[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Trebuchet MS] barrels of oil per day (for a total of about [/FONT][/COLOR]3.65 billion[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Trebuchet MS] barrels of oil per year), so even if [/FONT][/COLOR][U]all[/U][COLOR=#000000][FONT=Trebuchet MS] the estimated undiscovered oil in the Bakken formation were extracted today, it would only be enough to wean the U.S. off of crude oil imports for one year. That's still a good thing, but it's not nearly "enough crude to fully fuel the American economy for [/FONT][/COLOR]41 years[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Trebuchet MS] straight". [/FONT][/COLOR]
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[FONT=Trebuchet MS]So if you were able to get ALL the recoverable oil from the ground, and no one ever gets it all as it gets increasingly more expensive once it starts to decline in production, then you would still only manage 1 year (less now as usage has gone up) of just imports.

1 year.

not 41 and not 2041 :P

5.) Deerminator - 04/24/2014
What about all the oil that is in everbodys back yard in Kentucky
6.) DParker - 04/24/2014
[QUOTE=Deerminator;19162]What about all the oil that is in everbodys back yard in Kentucky[/QUOTE]

Kentucky? Uhhhh.....that's Bugtussle, Tennessee, thank you very much. And we don't need no fancy drillin' rigs or geological surveys neither. No siree.

7.) Swamp Fox - 04/24/2014

The Beverly Hillbillies were from Tennessee...
8.) Swamp Fox - 04/24/2014
Damn...Beat me to it..and with pics, too!

9.) Swamp Fox - 04/24/2014
(I dawdled a little over Alex's post...)
10.) Alex - 04/24/2014
[COLOR=#333333]LOL... [/COLOR][COLOR=#333333]Bakken is an often cited mess in peak-oil circles.

People really just dont have a grip on the scope of usage that we are dealing with.

When they hear billions of barrels the mind just jumps to years or decades but what they really represent is very very few years, or in the case of [/COLOR][COLOR=#333333]Bakken ... 1 yr.[/COLOR]
11.) DParker - 04/24/2014
[QUOTE=Swamp Fox;19168]Damn...Beat me to it..and with pics, too!


What this hijack needs is some Elly May by the cee-ment pond.

12.) Deerminator - 04/24/2014

13.) Swamp Fox - 04/24/2014
"That's the trouble with razorbacks...They's such a mean drunk!" :grin:
14.) Deerminator - 04/24/2014
15.) DParker - 04/24/2014

Confession time part deux: This is also on my iPod.
16.) Swamp Fox - 04/24/2014
That is classic, but let me find something I saw a while ago...Maybe even better....
17.) Swamp Fox - 04/24/2014
Okay, it wasn't what I remembered, I-pod music-wise, but I'll throw it up there anyways....

18.) DParker - 04/24/2014
Nothing's more classic F&S than Foggy Mountain Breakdown (also on my iPod). Toss in their cameo performance of it actually on The Beverly Hillbillies and you have a perfect storm of.....something.

19.) Swamp Fox - 04/24/2014
Bullz-I is grinding his teeth right about now...:-)

I'm off to look up some JD Crowe....:wink
20.) Swamp Fox - 04/24/2014
21.) Swamp Fox - 04/24/2014

22.) Swamp Fox - 04/24/2014
I'm willing to play bluegrass til we flush him out...

23.) DParker - 04/24/2014
If he gives us any crap I'm going to sick this guy on him to demonstrate the little-known and nearly lost martial art of Tae Kwon Fabulous....


OK, that was a lousy segue...but I just ran across that clip and needed an excuse to share it. I'm still laughing.
24.) bluecat - 04/24/2014

Good find DP.
25.) DParker - 04/24/2014
You have to admit...that last strike was delivered with some impressive Bruce Lee-quality misdirection technique (and was just plain stylish). You're lulled into thinking that he's performing a segment of the 3rd movement from [I]Swan Lake[/I] for you and then, before you know what's up....BAM! HEAD SLAP!!!!!
26.) Swamp Fox - 04/24/2014

Yeah, some people think all the hijacking and podunking is annoying, but...

27.) Deerminator - 04/24/2014
[QUOTE=DParker;19205]If he gives us any crap I'm going to sick this guy on him to demonstrate the little-known and nearly lost martial art of Tae Kwon Fabulous....


OK, that was a lousy segue...but I just ran across that clip and needed an excuse to share it. I'm still laughing.[/QUOTE]

:laugh::laugh::laugh: That's hilarious