"A vast field of shale rock in West Texas could yield 20 billion barrels of oil, making it the largest source of shale oil the US Geological Survey has ever assessed, agency officials said. The Wolfcamp Shale geologic formation in the Midland area also contains an estimated 16 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and 1.6 billion barrels of natural gas liquids, the agency said in a release. The discovery is nearly three times larger than the shale oil found in 2013 in the Bakken and Three Forks formation in the Dakotas and Montana."
Every King of the Socialist Democracy of Amerika from Eisenhower through Bush II proclaimed one of the goals of his administration to be "energy independence." Everyone understood what was meant by that phrase. To be energy independent meant to be free of the OPEC cartel and its price manipulative policies. It also meant that the security of the Amerikan Empire could not be compromised if our many enemies in the Middle East decided to shut off the flow of oil.
Since the SDA was successful in displacing the native peoples living in a geo-political zone now known as Israel, the SDA military has been involved in numerous operations in the Middle East. In theory most of those operations have been to protect "Israel" from militant Muslim nations bent upon her destruction. The reality of the situation, as all but a handful of Zionists will acknowledge, is that the real reason for the SDA to protect Israel is to maintain a military presence in the Middle East that will keep the flow of oil steady. In the early years this was a very important matter. Since the original establishment of Israel however the SDA has simply declared war on many Middle Eastern nations and built enormous military bases on their soil in order to keep the local population in check and keep oil flowing freely. Here is a list of the military adventures of the SDA in the Middle East since Israel was created by UN decree:
- Lebanon Crisis: 1958
- Lebanese Civil War: 1982-84
- The Tanker War: 1987-88
- Gulf War: 1990-1991
- Iraq War: 2003-2011
- War on ISIS: 2014-Present
Although the SDA, as a geo-political entity, is consuming more energy than ever, the total percentage of energy imported from sources outside the SDA has been dropping precipitously since 2005, when fracking began to liberate vast reserves of oil and natural gas in this country.
The SDA government is reducing the total amount of oil in the strategic petroleum reserves because they are no longer needed to maintain energy independence (they never accomplished that goal anyway). The SDA effectively became energy independent in 2014. All OPEC nations could refuse to sell the SDA any oil from now on and it would have little to no impact upon energy supplies or prices in the SDA. So, my question is, where is the celebration of this fact?
Isn't it wonderful the SDA will no longer be forced to fight wars, and kill millions of innocent foreigners, to keep the supply of oil flowing to this country? Isn't it wonderful that tens of thousands of jobs are being created in oil fields around the country? Isn't it wonderful that the Permian basis is back and stronger than ever? Isn't it wonderful that good old Amerikan know-how and ingenuity is responsible for this revival of the energy industry in this land? Isn't it wonderful that we are able to drive all we want and when it comes time to purchase gasoline it only costs $2.00 a gallon? Everything about the current status of SDA energy production is absolutely, marvelously, stupendously wonderful! And yet the truth about the current state of SDA energy production is not even worthy of making the news and nobody, other than me and a couple of my Welsh friends, is doing any celebrating. What a shame.