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Sunday, May 16, 2004

Mainly on Cheney, results plainly ungainly

From the ASPO web site, Aleklett writes a white paper on previous Cheney arguments when acting as CEO of Halliburton.

The 70 million barrels a day world-wide oil use quoted by Cheney may not have much meaning to most people. I tried to associate an arresting visual to go along with this. First picture stacking barrels of oil 400 deep, 400 wide, and 400 high.
Now try to imagine a large cube of the size of 2 and 1/2 football fields on a side. Equate this to a really deep pond or a shallow 1000 acre lake. Cheney basically says to stay even, we must find and drain the water (i.e oil) from this lake every day from now to eternity. This just to keep up with demand.


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