16 May '11, 7pm

Even if we started drilling off every beach & coast today, that oil wouldn’t make it to pumps for 7 yrs #drilling

Even if we started drilling off every beach & coast today, that oil wouldn’t make it to pumps for 7 yrs #drilling

More domestic oil drilling will have no effect on the current spike in gasoline prices. U.S. oil production is currently at a ten-year high, while gas prices continue to skyrocket. Last year alone, oil production increased more in the U.S. than in any other country in the world. Production in the Outer Continental Shelf grew by more than a third in the past two years, and production in the Gulf of Mexico brought in 1.6 million barrels of oil per day last year -- an all-time record.

Full article: http://www.nrdc.org/energy/oildrilling/

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