3/8/11, "Actual Gulf of Mexico production doesn't match Secretary Salzaar's rosy outlook," US House Natural Resources Committee, Doc Hastings
Salazar's statements last week are refuted by his own department's figures. Salazar said production has remained at an "all time high" and will continue to do so. On the contrary, Gulf oil production is dropping precipitously. Source: US DOE, EIA, US House Natural Resources Committee, 3/3/11.
Source for above chart: US Dept. of Energy Information Administration. 3/3/11
3/8/11, "EIA short term energy outlook: Gulf of Mexico production down, US imports up," US House Committee on Natural Resources (EIA is an arm of the Dept. of Energy)
Second chart shows our increasing reliance on foreign sources. US government figures (EIA) show the de facto moratorium on Gulf drilling causing a steep drop in our ability to provide our own energy coupled with dramatically increased use of foreign sources.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Obama de facto drilling moratorium causing steep drop in production and increase in foreign sources--opposite of Salazar claim
Posted by susan at 5:43 AM
Labels: Obama admin. claims about de facto drilling moratorium proven completely false by US DOE statistics