It's no surprise that Texas is the largest domestic producer of oil as this state has had a culture associated with the oil business for more than century.
In January 2011, crude oil production in Texas averaged 962,338 barrels a day.
Alaska is the second-largest oil producer of crude oil with average daily production of 670,553 barrels in
In December 2010, California reported average daily production of 536,800 barrels of oil from both onshore and offshore areas. This doesn't include offshore production from the Outer Continental Shelf that is regulated by the federal government, which typically averages about 35,000 barrels per day.
4. North Dakota
it has seen oil production increase from less than 100,000 barrels per day in 2005 to the 348,367 barrels per day reported in February 2011.
Originally posted by tport17
Now that people in all 50 states have a petition formed to secede from the union, this topic has hit home to most of us here in the US.
I don't believe in seceding. I just don't get it, myself. I would much rather find a way for our country to come together. Call me a "hippy" if you want. I am curious, though. Have any of you signed the petition for your state?
I genuinely want to hear from someone who gladly signed the petition. Why did you sign it? What do you hope to achieve? Do you think your state will actually secede? Also curious which state you are from if you are willing to share.
Note: There are more than enough threads to debate this. I am not looking for arguments here. I want to hear the thoughts of actual people who signed the petition.
edit on 14-11-2012 by tport17 because: (no reason given)
North Dakota is the nation's No. 2 oil producer, behind Texas.
The U.S. Department of Energy says North Dakota accounts for about 12 percent of total U.S. crude production. That's up from 1 percent less than five years ago
Originally posted by severdsoul
I am not sure i am all for it either, but i was thinking earlier.
If All the states get enough signatures to make this happen, it
would be a non violent way for us to take our country back.
All 50 states could succeed from the U.S. and rejoin creating
a new U.S. which would leave our current govt in charge of
It would be a opportunity for us to put the country back to
where it should be, clean out the ones in charge that are
running this country into the ground and return to what we
It is a interesting concept. Where we the people would be
in charge again, instead of the few handpicked 'leaders'.
We never were what you think we were if you really think that secession will somehow get us back to whatever you think it was that we were. Some of you people have no idea what America really is all about. Not a clue. It's as if your entire view of this nation is a stack of heehaw bumper stickers that you once saw in a Branson, MO. gift shop.
Bottom line is the US has become so big it can do nothing but fail. If you try to be all things to everyone eventually you will be nothing to anyone.
Originally posted by wildtimes
Then we can say, "you know what? I don't like the way this state is headed. I'm moving to a state that supports my values."
Theoretically we can do that now.
Realistically it's an illusion.