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Mike Huckabee: North Dakota Oil Expert PDF Print E-mail
Written by Chet   
Friday, 14 October 2011 18:52

Just ask him.

Here's a partial transcript...

"I think it’s important to let the American people know we’ve got enough oil in North Dakota. It could dwarf Saudi Arabia."

I like Jed Lewison's summary of the story behind Huckleberry's analysis:

Yeah, well I think it's important to let the American people know that even the most optimistic assessment of North Dakota's shale fields puts their oil recoverable reserves at 24 billion barrels (using currently existing technology), and that's about six to eight times as much as the official USGS estimate. A study by North Dakota found there could be as much as 167 billion barrels...but according to the same study, only about 2 billion of it is readily recoverable using current technology.

Saudi Arabia, meanwhile, estimates that it has 260 billion barrels of readily accessible reserves based on today's technology, with between 358 billion and 900 billion barrels total in the ground.


All the Republicans think they're experts on the Bakken.

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big jake said:

What would one expect from a preacher turned politician? He is schooled in pandering. Schooled in influencing whomever to whatever.

Huckabee is at the top of the list of those who couch their lies with a real homebody touch. Little old ladies like him. They would send him money----like they do with his fellow evangelists. Of all who engage in this type of activity, I find Huckabee's as the most offensive----even more offensive than the Rush types. They really don't give a damn about facts. Drill baby drill. The government is our enemy. Out with the EPA and let the industry do its job of supplying us with energy. Let the banks do what banks do--help us make money. Let Wall St. run the economy---they are the experts. Government is your problem. It is only the rich who create jobs. Labor has no place in our political system. Capital and the owners of it are the owners of our great nation and if the rest of us would just put our shoulder to the wheel, one day, we too might be rich.

When will we have had enough of this crap and say no more. The Occupy Wall St. folks, the 99r;s might just be the start. One can only hope.
October 15, 2011
Votes: +3

LoriAnn said:

Agree totally with Big Jake above !! Well said ! I wish some of these communities around here would harken back to 1989 n really contemplate what is going to happen when western ND is sucked dry n the young people have long left, the old are living in shelters, slapped together, shoddy housing is standing empty & delapidated !! Politicans who have feathered their nests heavily live in DC, their fellow citizens are just a commodity to be sold !
October 25, 2011
Votes: +0

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