USA Will Be Number One in Gas Production


The US will be the top oil producer in the world by 2017, overtaking Russia and Saudi Arabia. It’s good to see America being number one in something again, besides borrowing money from China.

Read more at reuters.com.

44 comments
JoeCanada
JoeCanada

You produce the gas but import the oil the gas is made from. You import 64% of your oil. 21% of that comes from Canada.

kingvape
kingvape

Yeah, except as soon as we get it out of the ground we sell it abroad....so much for energy independence.

 

DeathProof
DeathProof

I drink your milkshake! I drink it up!

Ziggy Stardust
Ziggy Stardust

I thought hybrid cars and alt fuels were supposed to cut down on oil consumption?

Of course they need more oil to build the plastic cars that get better gas mileage.Ok, makes sense now.  

Vickroy
Vickroy

There Will Be GlobalWarming

bmqq316
bmqq316

Who doesn't love taco Tuesday?

Delcomark
Delcomark

If you see this as a good thing, you are a short-money motherfucker. Why are we allowing big oil and coal to pollute our atmosphere at no charge? For cheap gasoline? Gas should be closer to $10-15 per gallon to account for externalities but no one will wake up! Btw, I'm very middle class and American

AssWhack!
AssWhack!

Anyone else think of that Rock the Casba video when you saw that pic?

jerkstoresean
jerkstoresean

So the economy will get better a year after Obama is out of office. ::cough Conspiracy cough::

madtowntom
madtowntom

step on a frack..water truck comes back...

bagpiper
bagpiper

it'll be number one by default since we will have outsourced all of our other production and manfacturing

Shaggyballz74
Shaggyballz74

we should be using all our oil reserves. Technology is producing smaller and more powerful batteries every day.  We will have fuel cells capable of running trucks, buildings, boats. Long before we run out of oil reserves.

monkeyhouse77
monkeyhouse77

Oil is going to be so dangerously close to being non existent on our planet in 2017.  If this country is still relying on oil in 2017, it wont matter if we are the number one producer of it.  We will be in bad shape.

Peculier
Peculier

Why is this a good thing? Wouldn't it be better if we were number 1 in clean energy technology? 

FLpro
FLpro

I almost caught myself wanting to exhale a little after learning this...but for right now I'm still holding my breath :\

Pool Keepers Son
Pool Keepers Son

I always wanted to be Jed Clampett and have Elly May swimmin in the cement pond

Beer
Beer

They tapping pepper hicks...gassy

Sonnytax
Sonnytax

Anthony's going to kill himself ..America doing better with a N as president ??!! somebody check on him.

filler
filler

that don't make no sense?

cal5000
cal5000

Always bet on Black, indeed.

CozmikKen
CozmikKen

 @kingvape That's because it isn't "we" selling it.  Its not our oil it belongs to companies like British Petroleum. How is that even right?  We should declare oil an essential resource and nationalize it then we can truly end dependence on Middle East oil.

indpendnt
indpendnt

 @TBVickroy No such thing, don't you remember it was a fairy tale made up by the liberal left, and Gore too!? Because now they are trying to sell it as climate change. 

kingvape
kingvape

 @Delcomark Bingo, Gas prices have actually been held artificially low for over 50 years so that it will remain the cheapest option.

 

Most of the european nations have put a tax on fuel to bring it closer to its real value, and then that revenue is supposed to be funneled into alternative energy research. 

 

By the way, when clinton first significantly increased the fuel tax, people shit themselves, and then we had over a decade of the cheapest gas prices in the past 50 years (the 90's when gas averaged .99 nationally), probably as a response by the oil company to keep everyone hooked and happy.

 

madtowntom
madtowntom

 @Shaggyballz74 or do we use all of the other guys, and save ours for when it starts to become really scarce? thats the question, i am for using the other guys as long as it dont kill our economy.

ediblegenius
ediblegenius

 @monkeyhouse77 what are you basing this off of? Im pretty sure in 5 years, oil will not be anywhere close to being considered "non existent". 

AnthonyLoman
AnthonyLoman

 @Peculier  I am beginning to suspect "clean energy" is just a myth like Jesus or Santa Clause that politicians are obliged to mention from time to time to placate john q. voter.

Mikfin
Mikfin

 @CozmikKen  @kingvape Yeah, cause the govt. does such a good job of running things.  You really want those scumbags in congress having complete control over any natural resource?  

kingvape
kingvape

@CozmikKen Now that he doesn't have an election to worry about I wish he would... If he was the commie the right says he was he would, problem is Obama is nore Reagan than Reagan was.

Mikfin
Mikfin

 @kingvape  @Delcomark 

"Most of the european nations have put a tax on fuel to bring it closer to its real value, and then that revenue is supposed to be funneled into alternative energy research."

 

What do they teach in schools these days? 

monkeyhouse77
monkeyhouse77

 @ediblegenius this is a wiki article to point you in the right direction.  You can do your own research, it's the best way to learn.  Just because you aren't familiar with it doesn't make it not true.

 

A lot of people believe we've already gone past this point of peak oil.

kingvape
kingvape

 @Mikfin  @CozmikKen I'll take it point by point.

 

If not for gov...no water in So. Cali...PERIOD!

 

Power Companies, I didn't say anything about hybrid private/public, I just noted the government is who is really in charge, and it is a good system considering its age and size.

 

FAA and ATO...Again, I have no problem with public/private endevours...call it lucky, my dad is an FAA Employee, I'd call it well run bureaucracy with no margin for failure.

 

I don't hunt in WI or MI, but I do converse with people who do, and like here in NY, I find that anecdotal accounts of "No Deer," is contradictory to all available data (I've got 2 already in Archery this season).

 

I INSIST on USPS Priority mail, or I don't buy from the vendor...it gets coast to coast in 3 DAYS for the cost of UPS or FEDEX 5 Day.  When I have a problem I call my local post office and they take care of it...try that with UPS or FEDEX, they wont even give you the local number.  

 

 

 

 

 

Mikfin
Mikfin

 @kingvape  @CozmikKen Ask Californian farmers about water shortages.  Last I checked power companies were privately owned - govt. granted monopolies but private companies - a sure recipe for consumer protection.  The ATO, while an arm of the FAA, is a performance based organization which is an anomaly for govt. Also, depending on who you talk to/read our air traffic control system is a huge clusterfuck and we have just been lucky.  Talk to WI or MI residents about game management, which incidentally is done primarily at the State level.  And you think the US Post Office is an example of efficienY?  That explains a lot. 

kingvape
kingvape

 @Mikfin  @CozmikKen I know, I'm always dealing with water shortages, rolling blackouts, air traffic accidents, poor wild game management, and missing priority mail...oh thats right no I'm not, all of those things are managed well by local, state, and federal governments.

 

I would rather have the scumbags I can vote in and out of office in control over those resources rather than CEO's and Boardroom Sociopaths driven by ever-increasing quarterly profits.