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    Reston,VA North Dakota and Montana have an estimated 3-4 bln

    Got this in an email. Could this be the reason they want our country under their control...I had heard this before, I got this in an email this morning and thought I would share...there are so many out there that are trying to dispute and discredit this but more and more information is coming out on this...

    Here is the email below it supposedly a USGS Release...

    Could this be real??

    Here's an interesting read, important and VERIFIABLE information :

    About 6 months ago, the writer was watching a news program on oil and
    One of the Forbes Bros. Was the guest. The host said to Forbes, "I am
    going to
    Ask you a direct question and I would like a direct answer; how much oil
    Does the U.S. Have in the ground?" Forbes did not miss a beat, he said, "more
    Than all the Middle East put together." Please read below.

    The U. S. Geological Service issued a report in April 2008 that only
    Scientists 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 oil was 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 Prudhoe
    Bay, and has the potential to eliminate all American dependence on foreign
    Oil. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates it at 503 billion
    Barrels. Even if just 10% of the oil is recoverable... At $107 a barrel,
    We're looking at a resource base worth more than $5..3 trillion.

    "When I first briefed legislators on this, you could practically see[]
    Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 6:28 PM
    Their jaws hit the floor. They had no idea.." says Terry Johnson, the Montana
    Legislature's financial analyst.

    "This sizable find is now the highest-producing onshore oil field found
    In the past 56 years," reports The Pittsburgh Post Gazette. It's a
    Formation known as the Williston Basin , but is more commonly referred to
    as the
    'Bakken.' It stretches from Northern Montana, through North Dakota and
    Into Canada .. For years, U. S. Oil exploration has been considered a dead
    End. Even the 'Big Oil' companies gave up searching for major oil wells
    Decades ago. However, a recent technological breakthrough has opened up
    The Bakken's massive reserves.... And we now have access of up to 500
    Billion barrels. And because this is light, sweet oil, those billions of
    Will cost Americans just $16 PER BARREL!

    That's enough crude to fully fuel the American economy for 2041 years
    Straight. 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 Mountains lies the
    Largest untapped oil reserve in the world. It is more than 2 TRILLION
    Barrels. 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 proven reserves 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 the
    Environmentalists and others have blocked all efforts to help America
    Become independent of foreign oil! Again, we are letting a small group of
    People dictate our lives and our economy.....WHY?

    James Bartis, lead researcher with the study says we've got more oil in
    This very compact area than the entire Middle East -more than 2 TRILLION
    Barrels untapped. That's more than all the proven oil reserves of crude
    oil in
    The world today, reports The Denver Post.

    Don't think 'OPEC' will drop its price - even with this find? Think
    It's all about 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 you
    Should 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
    Sent this to every one in your address book.

    By the way...this is all true. Check it out at the link below!!!

    GOOGLE it, or follow this link. It will blow your mind.

    3 to 4.3 Billion Barrels of Technically Recoverable Oil Assessed in North Dakota and Montana’s Bakken Formation—25 Times More Than 1995 Estimate—
    Released: 4/10/2008 2:25:36 PM
    Contact Information:
    U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
    Office of Communication
    119 National Center
    Reston, VA 20192 Main Contact 1-click interview
    Phone: N/A

    * Read FAQs about the Bakken Formation.
    * Listen to a podcast with the lead scientist on this topic.

    Reston, VA - North Dakota and Montana have an estimated 3.0 to 4.3 billion barrels of undiscovered, technically recoverable oil in an area known as the Bakken Formation.

    A U.S. Geological Survey assessment, released April 10, shows a 25-fold increase in the amount of oil that can be recovered compared to the agency's 1995 estimate of 151 million barrels of oil.
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    Technically recoverable oil resources are those producible using currently available technology and industry practices. USGS is the only provider of publicly available estimates of undiscovered technically recoverable oil and gas resources.

    New geologic models applied to the Bakken Formation, advances in drilling and production technologies, and recent oil discoveries have resulted in these substantially larger technically recoverable oil volumes. About 105 million barrels of oil were produced from the Bakken Formation by the end of 2007.

    The USGS Bakken study was undertaken as part of a nationwide project assessing domestic petroleum basins using standardized methodology and protocol as required by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 2000.

    The Bakken Formation estimate is larger than all other current USGS oil assessments of the lower 48 states and is the largest "continuous" oil accumulation ever assessed by the USGS. A "continuous" oil accumulation means that the oil resource is dispersed throughout a geologic formation rather than existing as discrete, localized occurrences. The next largest "continuous" oil accumulation in the U.S. is in the Austin Chalk of Texas and Louisiana, with an undiscovered estimate of 1.0 billions of barrels of technically recoverable oil.

    "It is clear that the Bakken formation contains a significant amount of oil - the question is how much of that oil is recoverable using today's technology?" said Senator Byron Dorgan, of North Dakota. "To get an answer to this important question, I requested that the U.S. Geological Survey complete this study, which will provide an up-to-date estimate on the amount of technically recoverable oil resources in the Bakken Shale formation."

    The USGS estimate of 3.0 to 4.3 billion barrels of technically recoverable oil has a mean value of 3.65 billion barrels. Scientists conducted detailed studies in stratigraphy and structural geology and the modeling of petroleum geochemistry. They also combined their findings with historical exploration and production analyses to determine the undiscovered, technically recoverable oil estimates.

    USGS worked with the North Dakota Geological Survey, a number of petroleum industry companies and independents, universities and other experts to develop a geological understanding of the Bakken Formation. These groups provided critical information and feedback on geological and engineering concepts important to building the geologic and production models used in the assessment.

    Five continuous assessment units (AU) were identified and assessed in the Bakken Formation of North Dakota and Montana - the Elm Coulee-Billings Nose AU, the Central Basin-Poplar Dome AU, the Nesson-Little Knife Structural AU, the Eastern Expulsion Threshold AU, and the Northwest Expulsion Threshold AU.

    At the time of the assessment, a limited number of wells have produced oil from three of the assessments units in Central Basin-Poplar Dome, Eastern Expulsion Threshold, and Northwest Expulsion Threshold.
    The Elm Coulee oil field in Montana, discovered in 2000, has produced about 65 million barrels of the 105 million barrels of oil recovered from the Bakken Formation.

    Results of the assessment can be found at

    For a podcast interview with scientists about the Bakken Formation, listen to episode 38 of CoreCast at

    USGS provides science for a changing world. For more information, visit

    Subscribe to USGS News Releases via our electronic mailing list or RSS feed.

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    Links and contacts within this release are valid at the time of publication.


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    But they are making BILLIONS of dollars in profits while getting the oil from overseas. there is no shortage just as there NEVER was a shortage in the 70's. These clowns need to be raked over the coals just as some of our politicians for sellling this country out over the years. They have become so incredibly GREEDY. None of that money will go with them when they pass on
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