Saturday, June 04, 2011

Alaskan Oil As Viewed From Sedona

From a blurb by the Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas:

The U.S. Geological Survey says a revised estimate for the amount of conventional, undiscovered oil in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska is a fraction of a previous estimate. The group estimates about 896 million barrels of such oil are in the reserve, about 90 percent less than a 2002 estimate of 10.6 billion barrels.

This does not compare favorably with our rate of oil consumption, which has been recently calculated as 19.6 million barrels per *day.*

Go ahead. Try telling that to your right-wing pals at work. You know, the "drill baby drill" types. Have them do the math.

In the meantime we are in a rented A-frame in the village of Oak Creek, sipping morning coffee, letting the dogs run around free just byond the low red-stone wall, watching the morning sun light up Bell Rock a short distance away. Sedona is one of the most beautiful places on this good Earth.

It's not just why we live here in Arizona; it's why we live.

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