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Thursday, March 17, 2005
An ANWR observation: It looks like a small part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge will be opened for oil drilling when the budget is passed.

I watched video of Democratic opponents of the move complain that there wouldn't be nearly enough oil produced to make any dent in gasoline prices or our dependence on foreign oil.

Comically, many of these Democrats are the same individuals who, in the past few weeks, had been demanding President Bush open up the spigot on the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in an effort to lower gas prices.

For the record: There's more oil in ANWR than there is in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

12:32 PM

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I agree with you that there's more oil in the reserve (645M Barrels) than there is in ANWR (10B Barrels).

However, the Democrats are correct in saying that this will have no effect on oil prices.

At its peak, ANWR could supply about 1M Barrels/day. This represents about 4% of imports at peak production in 2020. That's not enough to affect price at the pump.

The real issue is our over-dependence on petroleum as an energy strategy. And really, it comes down to how much we waste through our driving habits.
 
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