NORTH DAKOTA IS DOING OK..
CHUCK 2012/04/13 01:46:35
As you may know, Cruz Construction started a division in North Dakota just6 months ago.
They sent every Kenworth (9 trucks) we had here in Alaska to North Dakotaand several drivers.
They just bought two new Kenworth's to add to that fleet; one being aTri Drive tractor and a new 65 ton lowboy to go with it..
They also bought two new cranes (one crawler & one rubber tired) for thatdivision.
Dave Cruz said they have moved more rigs in the last 6 months in ND thanCruz Construction moved in Alaska in the last 6 years.
Williston is like a gold rush town; they moved one of our 40 man camps down there since there are no rooms available.
Unemployment in ND is the lowest in the nation at 3.4 percent last I checked.
See anything in the national news about how the oil industry is fueling NorthDakota 's economy?
Here's an astonishing read. Important and verifiable information:
About 6 months ago, the writer was watching a news program on oil and oneof the Forbes Bros. was the guest.
The host said to Forbes, "I am going to ask you a direct question and I wouldlike a direct answer; how much oil does the U.S. have in the ground?" Forbesdid not miss a beat, he said, "more than all the Middle East put together."
The U. S.. Geological Service issued a report in April 2008 that onlyscientists and oil men knew was coming, but man was it big.
It was a revised report (hadn't been updated since 1995) on how much oilwas in this area of the western 2/3 of North Dakota, western South Dakota,and extreme eastern Montana.
Check THIS out:
The Bakken is the largest domestic oil discovery since Alaska 's PrudhoeBay , and has the potential to eliminate all American dependence on foreignoil.. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates it at 503 billionbarrels.
Even if just 10% of the oil is recoverable( 5 billion barrels), at $107
a barrel, we're looking at a resource base worth more than $5.3
"When I first briefed legislators on this, you could practically see their jawshit the floor.
They had no idea.." says Terry Johnson, the Montana Legislature's financialanalyst.
"This sizable find is now the highest-producing onshore oil field found in thepast 56 years," reportsThe Pittsburgh Post Gazette.
It's a formation known as the Williston Basin , but is more commonly referredto as the 'Bakken.'
It stretches from Northern Montana, through North Dakota and intoCanada .
For years, U.. S. oil exploration has been considered a dead end.
Even the 'Big Oil' companies gave up searching for major oil wells decadesago..
However, a recent technological breakthrough has opened up the Bakken'smassive reserves, and we now have access of up to 500 billion barrels. And because this is light, sweet oil, those billions of barrels will cost Americansjust $16 PER BARREL !!!!!!
That's enough crude to fully fuel the American economy for 2041 yearsstraight.
And if THAT didn't throw you on the floor, then this next one should -because it's from 2006 !!!!!!
U.. S. Oil Discovery - Largest Reserve in the World
Stansberry Report Online - 4/20/2006
Hidden 1,000 feet beneath the surface of the Rocky Mountainslies thelargest untapped oil reserve in the world.
It is more than 2 TRILLION barrels. On August 8, 2005 President Bushmandated its extraction.
In three and a half years of high oil prices none has been extracted.
With this motherload of oil why are we still fighting over off-shore drilling?
They reported this stunning news:
We have more oil inside our borders, than all the other provenreserves on earth.
Here are the official estimates:
8 times as much oil as Saudi Arabia
18 times as much oil as Iraq
21 times as much oil as Kuwait
22 times as much oil as Iran
500 times as much oil as Yemen
and it's all right here in the Western United States !!!!!!
HOW can this BE? HOW can we NOT BE extracting this? Because theenvironmentalists and others have blocked all efforts to helpAmericabecome independent of foreign oil! Again, we are letting a small groupof people dictate our lives and our economy. WHY?
James Bartis, lead researcher with the study says we've got more oil inthis very compact area than the entire Middle East, more than 2 TRILLIONbarrels untapped. That's more than all the proven oil reserves of crudeoil in the world today, reports The Denver Post.
Don't think 'OPEC' will drop its price even with this find? Think again! It's allabout the competitive marketplace, it has to.
Think OPEC just might be funding the environmentalists?
Got your attention yet? Now, while you're thinking about it,do this:
Pass this along. If you don't take a little time to do this, then youshould stifle yourself the next time you complain about gas prices, by doing NOTHING, you forfeit your right to complain.
Now I just wonder what would happen in this country if every one of you
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