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Originally posted by faryjay
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For starters you and 90% of people on here don't even realize the game that Russia and America have been playing all along, you talk about empires crumbling and other such nonsense.
For the last 70 years the USA and Russia have been having these "stand offs" all over the world and never gone to war with each other, but after every single standoff either side respectively benefits massively, when we have these proxy conflicts we pick up lucrative weapons contracts all over the world, which ever at the time is Good Cop or Bad cop doesn't even matter all dummies pick sides and talk about WW3 without ever stopping to realize which ever side your on the Good Cop and the Bad Cop are both still Cops so to speak
The whole world splits between US and Russia and suffers and spends money on us, so Israel buys junk from US and Iran buys it from Russia and when the dust settles both sides loose and the USA and Russia both win.
Who benefits the most if the whole region goes up in flames when China and India need oil?
America has more shale than Iran and Saudia Arabia put together Oil is flowing like water from Russia, so if a few nukes are loosed in the straights of Hormuz even if the drama allows for the sinking of (a very replaceable Carrier battle group) who wins big, who makes a ton of oil, who has all the oil? Particularly if Venezuela is dumb enough to get involved and give the US cause to take them out omg
LOL how you people eat this nonsense up, we have 20 years oil reserves, plus we haven't tapped a damned bit of our actual Oil in places like Alaska, God knows what Canada and the Arctic circle can provide plus more shale than Iran and the Saudis combined
Your anti American rhetoric is ridiculous, us and Russia in the end are on the same side we both have goals currently one of them we share is controlling the flow of oil, what better way to split that profit than close the straights of Hormuz in blood and depleted uranium and radiation and mines, if we fight it means nothing, just another moment in which we "were at the brink" and in that little conflict the world again chooses who to buy weapons from for the next decade... more money
Divide and conquer, eliminate the competition, America is an exporter of Oil, we are in a long slow process of eliminating OUR need for it anyway, little by little hybrid cars etc, while China and India are 40 years away from that conversion with 1.2 and 1.5 people that want to drive respectively
will 17 Trillion in debt matter when us and Russia are done controlling this game?
Far larger reserves off the coast of California than we expected
Nearly 11 billion barrels of undiscovered oil and 19 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered gas in the region may be recoverable using existing technology. Relatively large volumes of undiscovered oil may exist offshore central and southern California, due largely to the presence of Monterey-type strata, which are potential source and reservoir rocks.
Canada "might have 8x the oil of sudia arabia" hrrrrrmmmm
Although the IEA insists on Canada's Reserves as being listed as 178 billion barrels, many experts including CEO of Shell Canada, Clive Mather estimate it to actually be 2 Trillion barrels or more, essentially 8 times more than Saudi Arabia
Not nearly as much oil as we had thought hrrrrmmm, can't ship a drop of it if war with Iran breaks out, neither could Iran come to think of it.
audi government oil executive that the kingdom's crude oil reserves may have been overstated by as much as 300bn barrels – nearly 40%.
even a moderate estimate of 800 billion barrels of recoverable oil from oil shale in the Green River Formation is three times greater than the proven oil reserves of Saudi Arabia. ....
European countries that import oil from Libya remained calm Thursday and held back from releasing emergency petroleum stocks to domestic consumers, even as it emerged that 75% of the North African country's oil production may have been cut
While oil shale is found in many places worldwide, by far the largest deposits in the world are found in the United States in the Green River Formation, which covers portions of Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. Estimates of the oil resource in place within the Green River Formation range from 1.2 to 1.8 trillion barrels. Not all resources in place are recoverable; however, even a moderate estimate of 800 billion barrels of recoverable oil from oil shale in the Green River Formation is three times greater than the proven oil reserves of Saudi Arabia. Present U.S. demand for petroleum products is about 20 million barrels per day. If oil shale could be used to meet a quarter of that demand, the estimated 800 billion barrels of recoverable oil from the Green River Formation would last for more than 400 years
in the baseline forecast electric cars account for 64% of U.S. light(vehicle sales by 2030
U.S. exports of gasoline, diesel and other oil-based fuels are soaring, putting the nation on track to be a net exporter of petroleum products in 2011 for the first time in 62 years. A combination of booming demand from emerging markets and faltering domestic activity means the U.S. is exporting more fuel than it imports, upending the historical norm.
Chevron on Tuesday estimated the 300-square-mile region where its test well sits could hold between 3 billion and 15 billion barrels of oil and natural gas liquids. The U.S. consumes roughly 5.7 billion barrels of crude-oil in a year.
Every scenario is a win win for us and Russia has been since the end of WW2