Domestic energy policy needed

The US is using 22 million bbl of the world's daily consumption of 76 million bbl of oil. World oil consumption is expected to rise to 84 million b/d by 2005. US oil imports have increased to nearly 60% of daily needs. In the next decade, there will be a shortfall of 10 billion bbl of oil annually worldwide. Our history of onshore and offshore drilling clearly shows that we can manage so that oil and gas drilling is environmentally safe.For national and economic security reasons, our government must encourage rather than penalize the industry to reverse the decline in US oil and gas production. The projected 30% increase in gas demand from 22 tcf in 1999 to 28 tcf in 2010 will maintai...

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