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Old December 2 2008, 05:59 PM   #28
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Re: Letter to Obama...

Santyfm wrote: View Post
You have to build it.

Offshore, a jackup rig will take 2-3 years and a semi 3-4 years.
http://www.theoildrum.com/story/2005/9/28/115543/198
And then there's the fact that the US has about 20 or so billion barrels of proven oil reserves, and it uses about 20 million barrels of oil every day, so if every proven oil reserve was tapped, it'd get you guys about three months of self reliance.

EDIT: Wrong decimal place, my bad. That should be 2 years 9 months before you crashed and burned. Not even a single presidential term.
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