Fighting COVID with Oil and Gas:


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20% of a barrel of oil are used for non-transportation related products that people use everyday for quality of life from toothbrushes to detergent. That's 3.8 million gallons everyday in the United States alone. 

There is $40 Trillion in recoverable hydrocarbons below federal lands and waterways. (A royalty of 25% would cut our debt in half and 50% could eliminate it)

European Union electricity costs have increased 3x because of it's "green initiatives."  A gallon of gasoline is $5.80

13 Million Barrels of Oil (pre-covid) and 107 Billion Cubic Feet of Natural Gas are produced everyday in the USA

4 Million Barrels of Oil are exported each day making the USA a net exporter.

The USA is no longer dependent upon OPEC therefore changing the geo-political risk for the entire world. 

Don't forget the 1 Billion + vehicles in the world (out of 7.9 Billion people), 30,000 airplanes, 50,000 + ships, and 3 TRILLION miles driven every year in the USA alone. 


Life and Energy Poverty:

101.3 quadtrillion BTUs were consumed in the United States alone in 2018 or 306 million BTUs per human. ( https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/us-energy-facts/)

The average human lives 3 x longer than in the 1800s.

In 1875 74% of income was spent on food, clothes, and shelter. In 1995 it was 13%. Fossil Fuels have led to our developed world.

In the late 1800s/early 1900s 53% of people were in farming to produce enough food to live. Today it's 3% ; abundant food is a result of energy. 

Clean water - 4 billion people don't have access to it in the world because they don't have electricity.

Medical supplies and pharmaceuticals are not possible without oil and gas based products. (see list below)



63% of electricity is from fossil fuels.

20% of electricity is from nuclear.

17% of electricity is from renewables. 

Heating and cooling account for 55-60% of electricity usage.

Natural Gas is used to heat 76% of homes and commercial properties.

Average household uses 855 kw/month 

There are about 130 million households in the USA.



A single electric-car battery weighs about 1,000 pounds and requires 500,000 lbs of raw materials to be moved.

More than 90% of the world’s solar panels are built in Asia on coal-heavy electric grids.

Building one wind turbine requires 900 tons of steel, 2,500 tons of concrete and 45 tons of nonrecyclable plastic.

Solar power requires even more cement, steel and glass, and land. 

Global silver and indium mining will jump 250% and 1,200% respectively over the next couple of decades to provide the materials necessary to meet expected solar "demand."


List of Household Goods NOT POSSIBLE Without Fossil Fuels:

Clothing Ink Heart Valves Crayons
Parachutes Telephones Antiseptics Deodorant
Pantyhose Rubbing Alcohol Carpets Hearing Aids
Motorcycle helmets Pillows Shoes Electrical tape
Safety glass Nylon rope Fertilizers Hair coloring
Toilet seats Candles Credit cards Aspirin
Golf balls Detergents Sunglasses Glue
Fishing rods Linoleum Soft contact lenses Trash bags
Hand lotion Shampoo Shaving cream Footballs
Paint brushes Balloons Fan belts Umbrellas
Luggage Antifreeze Tires Dishwashing liquids
Toothbrushes Toothpaste Combs Tents
Lipstick Tennis rackets House paint Guitar strings
Ammonia Eyeglasses Ice chests Life jackets
Cameras Artificial turf Artificial Limbs Bandages
Dentures Ballpoint pens Nail polish Caulking
Skis Fishing lures Perfumes Shoe polish
Antihistamines Cortisone Dyes Roofing




LAND USAGE of Natural Gas vs. Solar/Wind: 


One Marcellus Natural Gas Well:

5 acres 

1,000 cubic feet of natural gas = 1 kilowatt

2MMcf/day = 2,000 kw (2 MW)

400 kw/acre 


One 2 MW Wind Turbine:

5 acres

30% operation (wind doesn't always blow y'all) of a 2MW turbine = 600 kw

120 kw/acre 


One 2MW Solar Farm:

8 acres 

30% operation (sun doesn't always shine y'all) for 2MW of panels = 600 kw

75 kw/acre

14,000 panels 

lots of batteries too !


 Is Wind and Solar actually "resourceful?":

Building enough wind turbines to supply half the world’s electricity would require nearly two billion tons of coal to produce the concrete and steel, along with two billion barrels of oil to make the composite blades. 

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