Just a quick thought on this drilling business. I haven't spent a lot of time researching this, so I'm speaking from a somewhat limited base of knowledge. However, from what I have heard and read.. it is going to take quite a bit of oil discovery to give us any relief at the pump. I'll go out on a limb and say that Exxon or whoever isn't going to discover enough oil to make a difference. And I'm sure that I can't be the only one that knows this. That would reasonably mean, that we have another politically motivated push by that joker up there on Pennsylvania Ave. Some might be inclined to call him president or perhaps the leader of the free world.
By no means, do I think that he is the only one that makes politically motivated moves, but to say that this particular move is ABSURD would be a gross understatemnt.
If we expect to get any real relief at the pump, we are going to have to make some serious lifestyle changes. We're going to have to stop buying gas guzzlers and then complaining about the high cost of gas. Hey, I don't have all the answers and I certainly don't claim to. But, I do know that the answer doesn't lie in producing another line of Hummers or H4's.
Enough of all this B.S. about drilling. We need to put some real time and energy in developing transportation that does not rely so heavily on oil.