While total world resources of oil shale are conservatively estimated at 2.6 trillion barrels, The United States sits on TWO TRILLION barrels of that crude. More than all of the crude that was ever produced worldwide since the petroleum age began.
By Gary P Jackson
Matt Damon and his fellow travelers have a new propaganda film about to debut. Radicals, like Damon, dead set against anything that will benefit America, are extremely opposed to hydraulic fracturing, a proven method of unlocking oil buried deep beneath the earth’s surface. Fracking, as it’s called, is the key to making America 100 percent energy independent. Unfortunately these Anti-American stooges are working overtime to stop fracking nationwide.
Lachlan Markay at The Heritage Institute writes:
A new film starring Matt Damon presents American oil and natural gas producers as money-grubbing villains purportedly poisoning rural American towns. It is therefore of particular note that it is financed in part by the royal family of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates.
The creators of Promised Land have gone to absurd lengths to vilify oil and gas companies, as Scribe’s Michael Sandoval noted Wednesday. Since recent events have demonstrated the relative environmental soundness of hydraulic fracturing – a technique for extracting oil and gas from shale formations – Promised Land’s script has been altered to make doom-saying environmentalists the tools of oil companies attempting to discredit legitimate “fracking” concerns.
While left-leaning Hollywood often targets supposed environmental evildoers, Promised Land was also produced “in association with” Image Media Abu Dhabi, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Media, according to the preview’s list of credits. A spokesperson with DDA Public Relations, which runs PR for Participant Media, the company that developed the film fund backing Promised Land, confirmed that AD Media is a financier. The company is wholly owned by the government of the UAE.
The UAE, a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), has a stake in the future of the American fossil fuel industry. Hydraulic fracturing has increased the United States’ domestic supply of crude oil and natural gas in areas such as the Bakken shale formation and has the potential to increase domestic production much more in the foreseeable future. That means more oil on the market, and hence lower prices for a globally traded commodity.
Fracking is boosting the country’s natural gas supply as well. While the market for American natural gas is primarily domestic, the Energy Department recently approved Cheniere Energy’s plan to export about 2.2 billion cubic feet of liquefied natural gas per day from Louisiana. The Department is considering LNG export applications from seven other companies.
A strong global market presence for American natural gas could also work to the UAE’s disadvantage. The Arab nation ranks seventh worldwide in proven natural gas reserves. For instance, Japan’s energy imports are expected to rise significantly over the next five years. The country is currently a major importer of UAE natural gas. If it decided to import more LNG from the United States to accommodate its increased energy demands, it could deal a blow to the UAE economy.
Another source of competition might come from other industries that use natural gas to manufacture other products. As American gas grows cheaper the United States becomes a more attractive destination for industries that manufacture petroleum-intensive products. The UAE, meanwhile, has invested billions attempting to shore up its own share of the plastics and chemicals markets, both of which rely on petroleum products and are likely to gravitate towards the cheapest sources of those products.
All of this suggests a direct financial interest on the UAE’s part in slowing the development of America’s natural gas industry. Pop culture can be a powerful means to sway public opinion. While Promised Land, like anti-fracking documentary Gasland, appears to inflate the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, it may have an impact on the public’s view of the practice.
Recently Phelim McAleer ripped Damon in the New York Post:
Matt Damon and John Krasinski ran into a big problem while making their film “Promised Land”; how they solved it tells us a lot about Hollywood.
Some time ago, the two actors decided to make a movie about fracking — a method of getting once-inaccessible oil and gas out of the ground that has become the bête noire of many environmentalists.
The two wrote a screenplay they said was about “American identity . . . and what defines us as a country.”
It was the usual Hollywood script. We all know the . . . drill: Damon’s character works for an “evil” oil company. He comes to small-town America and sells locals a dangerous bill of goods.
Then he encounters two problems — his corporate heart is melted by an attractive local woman and Krasinki’s character, an environmentalist, reveals the oil company plan to exploit, pollute and leave.
Shocked townspeople feel betrayed. Damon is conflicted — will he go with the company and his career, or with his heart and ride back into town in his white SUV, denounce the oil company and save the day?
The filmmakers were so pleased with the script that they announced it would be promoted as a potential Oscar winner.
But then came trouble.
I broke the news that “Promised Land” was about fracking and now I can reveal that the script’s seen some very hasty rewriting because of real-world evidence that anti-fracking activists may be the true villains.
In courtroom after courtroom, it has been proved that anti-fracking activists have been guilty of fraud or misrepresentation.
There was Dimock, Pa. — the likely inspiration for “Promised Land,” which is also set in Pennsylvania. Dimock featured in countless news reports, with Hollywood celebrities even bringing water to 11 families who claimed fracking had destroyed their water and their lives.
But while “Promised Land” was in production, the story of Dimock collapsed. The state investigated and its scientists found nothing wrong. So the 11 families insisted EPA scientists investigate. They did — and much to the dismay of the environmental movement found the water was not contaminated.
There was Wolf Eagle Environmental Engineers in Texas, a group that produced a frightening video of a flaming house water pipe and claimed a gas company had polluted the water. But a judge just found that the tape was an outright fraud — Wolf Eagle connected the house gas pipe to a hose and lit the water.
Other “pollution” cases collapsed in Wyoming and Colorado. Even Josh Fox, who with his Oscar-nominated documentary “Gasland” first raised concerns about flammable water, has had to admit he withheld evidence that fracking was not responsible.
These frauds and misrepresentations created huge problems for the Damon/Krasinski script about “what defines us as a country.”
So, according to sources close to the movie, they’ve come up with a solution — suggest that anti-fracking fraudsters are really secret agents employed by the fossil-fuel industry to discredit the environmental movement.
In the revised script, Damon exposes Krasinski as a fraud — only to realize that Krasinski’s character is working deep undercover for the oil industry to smear fracking opponents.
Hollywood is worried about declining theater audiences; it’s blaming the Internet and the recession. But the real problem might be closer to home.
You might ask why an oil rich nation like the United Arab Emirates would throw money at a hack Hollywood film filled with lies about fracking. Well, the answer is pretty simple. The United States has more oil reserves than the entire Middle East combined. An estimated THREE TIMES MORE Enough oil and natural gas to make the United States 100 percent energy independent for the next 300 years.
We’ve written extensively about this. One report I like to cite is from Kiplinger’s:
The U.S. is sitting on the world’s largest, untapped oil reserves — reservoirs which energy experts know exist, but which have not yet been tapped and may not be attainable with current technology. In fact, such untapped reserves are estimated at about 2.3 trillion barrels, nearly three times more than the reserves held by Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) nations and sufficient to meet 300 years of demand — at today’s levels — for auto, truck, aircraft, heating and industrial fuel, without importing a single barrel of oil.
Think about that, 300 years worth of oil and natural gas, without importing a single drop of oil or cubic foot of natural gas! This is on top of the estimated 250 years worth of coal reserves we have. The reports says “at today’s levels.” That was in 2008. Our demand has actually dropped since then, due to both the poor economy, as well as more fuel efficient vehicles. So 300 years isn’t a hard number. Could be more, and if our economy ever restarts, could be a little less. Either way, it’s incredibly significant.
Fracking is the key to this oil and gas, as much of it is locked away in shale. The United States has almost all of the world’s shale oil. Only one Middle Eastern nation, Jordan, has shale.
When we start tossing out big numbers, numbers in the trillions, it’s hard for most of us to comprehend, myself included, so to put this into perspective, there is more oil in the United States, just waiting to be unlocked, than all of the crude oil ever produced, since the world started producing oil. A lot more.
There are an estimated 2.6 trillion barrels of shale oil world wide. The United States has 2 trillion of those barrels. The chart below shows just how much shale oil we have, compared to the rest of the world.
Now Matt Damon’s bunch isn’t the only one bought and paid for by the OPEC cartel. As I reported a few days ago, it’s likely President Barack Obama was bought and paid for by OPEC years ago. In April Obama signed an Executive Order that targeted fracking.
It’s insane. Shale oil is a blessing. It solves all of our energy problems, and has been proven safe. We hear a lot about the shale in the western states, but Texas has massive shale as well. Recently the Austin-American Statesman had a story talking about the incredible economic boom in South Texas. The Eagle Ford shale is rich in natural gas, a clean, green super fuel that is the key to the future. It’s a surprisingly fair and unbiased article and worth the read.
Shale is not only the key to energy independence, it’s the key to our economic survival. Recently the AGA released a study that says 344,000 new jobs have been created. Good paying, durable jobs. The report also says customers have realized nearly $250 billion in savings because of this shale gas. As a certain politician once said: “ A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon you are talking real money!” $250 billions in savings is certainly real money!
Back in April I wrote:
As you know, massive quantities of clean natural gas are locked away in shale deposits across the country. In March of 2011 Whitney Pitcher wrote an extensive report outlining all of the oil and natural gas deposits ready to be harvested.
While there are trillions of barrels of oil waiting to be tapped, the one number that stood out to me was the 1.67 QUADRILLION cubic feet of natural gas sitting in the Arctic. Another staggering number is found in the Green River Formation in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah. There is said to be 1.5 trillion barrels of oil, or 6 times what is held in all of Saudi Arabia.
There is so much oil in the Bakken Shale deposits in North Dakota, private investors are looking to build a $1.8 billion pipeline from North Dakota to Oklahoma. A hefty investment and a huge jobs program at a time we need a huge jobs program.
Anti-American forces are doing everything in their power to stop the United States from being energy independent. It’s immoral and despicable. Hydraulic fracturing is just as safe as any other form of energy production. This has been proven over and over. As usual, those opposed to America’s strength and progress have to resort to massive lies to try to get people to buy what they are selling.
Matt Damon and his sort love to pretend they are all high and mighty, and just looking out for you, but the truth is, they are nothing more than paid stooges for America’s enemies. Let’s not forget that a significant amount of the money we send to the Middle East ends up funding terrorists who in turn kill Americans and our allies around the world.
Let’s also not forget, that thanks to Barack Obama, imports from Saudi Arabia are up 20 percent this year. Saudi Arabia has been a leading exporter and financier of terrorism for decades. Most of the 9/11 hijackers came from Saudi Arabia. The only reason the United States didn’t invade that country when we invaded Afghanistan and Iraq, is oil. If we didn’t need their oil, we wouldn’t tolerate the evil produced in Saudi Arabia, or any of the Middle Eastern nations.
It’s time for the American people to stand and declare they will no longer accept these lies about American oil, and will no longer tolerate a government that is actively stopping the nation from being 100 percent energy independent. We must replace every single politician that stands in the way of America’s successful future, starting with Barack Obama.
Stand up and be heard, America’s very survival depends on it!