Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Why expanding offshore drilling is totally irrelevant
This graph clearly illustrates why the 'drill baby drill' crowd are living in an alternative reality when they think it's the solution to our dependence on foreign oil. The graph looks ahead to oil consumption as well as the origin of oil for the next 20 years. The little tinge of orange at the top of the graph is the total production if all current untapped offshore sources were drilled. Makes you think 'why bother' considering the current Gulf of Mexico disaster.