Blue, several of us here have to come to conclusion that you're full of it with your incessant claims of being some sort of oil industry expert. Your assertions can be so easily disproven at this point that I don't give any credibility to your claims and attribute it far more to your radical leftist worldview. Alaska has absolutely gigantic oil reserves but the idiot Democrats(who are beholden to the lying eco-nuts) won't let us go get it. This will come back to bite the Dumbocrats in the butt hard when gas prices continue soaring and people realize that we could have had billions upon billions of barrels of our own oil but the Dumbocrats let their campaign money coffer stocking override the nation's best interest. Most folks don't realize it because the biased news media always buries the facts, but the US has massive oil and natural gas reserves just waiting to be exploited. There are huge deposits here in Alaska, obviously, but also in Montana and the Dakotas. [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][SIZE=-1] [/SIZE][/FONT] http://www.nextenergynews.com/news1/next-energy-news2.13s.html The bottom line? At least here in America, we could become energy independent of foreign oil if it weren't for bogus lawsuits by the eco-nuts and a bunch of spineless Dumbocrats in Congress. As I previously stated, as soon as gas hits $6 a gallon and people have to take out 2nd mortgages just to pay for heating oil, these fools will be thrown out of office and the eco-nuts will be completely ignored. That day can't come soon enough.