The Oil Shortage

This is from my files dated early 2001, but it's surprising how timely it is again. I got it from my buddy Swede, a retired Lieutenant Commander from the U.S. Navy. So, I guess he should know. ;-)

There are a lot of folks who can't understand how we came to have an oil shortage here in the USA.

Well, there's a very simple answer.

Nobody bothered to check the oil. We just didn't know we were getting low.

The reason for this is purely geographical.

Most of the oil is in Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Wyoming and Alaska.

But all the dipsticks are in Washington, D.C.

Posted June 5, 2004

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