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  1. #1 Ten (10) years to benefit from new drilling? More like Four Years (4) at most [ vide 
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    Ten (10) years to benefit from new drilling? More like Four Years (4) at most [ News video]

    The first part of the video is unrelated to my thread title; it's banter from the hosts about their fan sites.
    The second half of the video, however, has one of the reporters coming on-camera. He relates how he spoke to someone at TransOcean (world's largest drilling company), who gave him the REAL numbers about how long it takes to get oil "on line" once drilling has begun. He says that, in most instances, oil will start getting to the market ONE to TW YEARS after drilling -- NOT the 10 years that we keep
    hearing from Democrats.
    http://www.foxnews.com/video/index.h...9d70b0c12f2749
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    Keep in mind you are counting year from the date of the first successful oil well. There was years of work prior to getting to that oil.There was decades of searching for oil on the Alaskan North Slope before that well paid off. The survey and an seismic studies went on for quite some time before 1968.
    The first Northern Alaska oil drilling was in the 1940’s.
    http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?reco...10639&page=167
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    Disgusting liberals haven’t a clue what AmeriCAN DO!!!
    Ten years my patootie!!!
    When the earthquakes struck San Francisco and the San
    Fernando valley, entire freeways collapsed. Private
    contractors (NOT CALTRANS), were unleashsed. Whole
    projects were completed in MONTHS! NOT YEARS!
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    It’s taking us about 45 days to complete our wells. We’re drilling to 8500 ft, what they call the Canyon Sands. We’re putting crude in the tanks, in 45 days. This is not off shore, but it gives you an idea of just how fast the drilling side of this can go.
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    The tag line “no good for Washington to permit drilling in the Alaskan refuge because Americans wouldn’t see any oil for 10 years.” needs to be refuted and is not backed up by any historical facts.

    I worked for one of the companies who built 153 miles of the trans-Alaska pipeline and with many of the guys who were there.

    Facts:
    Pipeline current capacity < 800,000 bls/day
    Design capacity 2,100,000 bls/day
    Original oil found confirmed March 1968
    Legal delays to pipeline construction 1970- July 17,1973
    Pipeline construction March 1975 to May 1977
    First oil to pipeline June 20,1977
    Pipeline length 800 miles
    Distance from pump station #2 to ANWR 50 miles

    Fact is that we could easily be pumping more than 1,200,000 bls/ day in the existing pipeline just as fast as the oil field is developed. Counting the 3+ years everything was in the courts, it still only took 10 years to get the oil out.

    Oh by the way Original estimate was for 9.4 BBls a little less than the 10.3 BBls in ANWR. Over 15 BBls pumped already and 7 BBLs remaining with another 4 to be discovered on the North Slope alone.
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    If they could turn the production on in say a year - is there any law that says Exxon and others must sell this crude domestically, rather than export it to the highest bidder?
    At Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
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    Quote Originally Posted by LogansPapa View Post
    If they could turn the production on in say a year - is there any law that says Exxon and others must sell this crude domestically, rather than export it to the highest bidder?
    Yes the law of self preservation !
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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    Yes the law of self preservation !
    And you actually believe that is stronger than greed?
    At Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
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    Quote Originally Posted by LogansPapa View Post
    And you actually believe that is stronger than greed?
    When you're dead what's greed !
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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    When you're dead what's greed !
    Baby Logan's inheritance.;)
    At Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
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