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Offshore Drilling for oil and natural gas

Should we be allowed to drill for oil and natural gas?

started by blaiselukasiewicz on 1/30/10.

Offshore Drilling for oil and natural gas
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Even if it did not change prices, the money spent would be domestic and the billions of dollars spent would have an internal ripple effect on jobs and GDP. Also we would not be giving money to countries that do not have our interest at heart.

by allonzo1 (22.07) on 2/2/10.

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It would bring down the price for gas in America, which is always a good thing!

by blaiselukasiewicz (55.94) on 2/2/10.

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first of all, Offshore means that it is not being drilled on land but on water via platform and being shipped back to the mainland via pipe, barge or ship. Oil is a petroleum product black in color occurring naturally in nature used in cars mainly but has a variety of uses. Natural gas is an odorless gas that occurs in nature used to heat many American homes, we as humans add odor to it so we can detect a leak.

Currently Americans are spending far to much on gas. Gas prices are soaring in parts of the country to upwards of 3 dollars a gallon. With the economy the way it is, and with fear of not knowing if you will lose your job, most Americans would much rather fill up their cars than go get medical treatment, why? Because they need to get to their place of business to keep their home and other essentials (food, water, cell phone bill). With the prices increasing there needs to be some sort of saving grace somewhere. we as Americans that consume the most oil than any other country out there and our oil production is slim to none. With offshore drilling we would finally be a contributing person. With contributing, we would bring the costs down in the United states.


Next i will show you my plan of action, All we need to do is increase the areas in which we are drilling. Currently the American government is leasing spots for drilling all over our shoreline, however they are limiting to certain areas. If we were to increase those areas, the gems of oil and natural gas would be ours for the taking. those little nuggets of gold would be just what the American people need in this recession, a little bit of a break at the pump. Not only would it help all Americans, but it would make us more independent of foreign oil. Also it would create numerous jobs. If new oil rigs are coming then we will need people to build the oil rigs, boats to take supplies out and then finally people to work on the rigs themselves. It is win win. With the creation of new jobs it will help ease the tensions at the pump.

Finally, i will let you know the costs of offshore drilling. Offshore drilling is fantastic for the American economy. With lowering the prices at the pump it also revitalizes the American spirit and will get people to start spending money again. with proper money flow into the economy it is a way to pull us out of the recession that we are in. With Americans spending more money and being able to buy more things i feel that it is a good thing. Now my opponents will bring up oil spills and how horrible for the environment. While very true, it is also a good thing for Americans because now there are even more jobs being created for oil drilling regulations as well as if a spill happens jobs to clean up the spills. With less money being spent on forign oil it will make the American economy that much better!

by blaiselukasiewicz (55.94) on 2/7/10.

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this is 2010 we should be looking past crude oil and fossil fuels and looking towards cleaner more efficiant and cheaper forms of energy that doest screw up our envirment

by rapala89 (50) on 3/23/10.

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If an oil spill occurs then it would cause damage to the environment and kill wildlife.

by blaiselukasiewicz (55.94) on 2/2/10.

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