5 states with the most oil

A handful of states lay claim to the majority of America's proven oil reserves.

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Jul 30, 2014 8:58PM
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I See that D C did not make the list      A lot of GAS THERE
Jul 30, 2014 7:05PM
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And yet gas is still around $3.50 a gallon................
Jul 31, 2014 10:23AM
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The United States needs to continue producing crude oil and in conjunction search for alternatives.  Both of these efforts will eventually wean us off imported crude oil.  That should be the ultimate goal of our great nation.
Jul 31, 2014 12:53PM
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I've inherited 135 acres' just west of Bakersfield. Been vacant for years. Kept the taxes paid. Oil companies confirmed oil but to deep to drill, 25 years ago. Ultimate wisdom of Califucinfornia legislature environmentally protected my land. How do you like that! Farming going on all around it. 2 miles from the Navies oil reserve. Today it may not be to deep to drill under the circumstance.

Irvine company offered me $500 per acre. Asked if they n\knew it was protected. I think they played stupid knowing they could get it cheap then lobby the government to rescind the law. I'm still holding the property as it's always been my ace in the whole for the future of my kids.

Love my country, fear my government.

Jul 31, 2014 7:07AM
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Gasoline in the US is a bargain. Go to Europe where they pay 6 and 7 dollars for a gallon of gas.


The oil companies make about 6 cents a gallon profit. The federal government tax on a gallon is 18 cents on a gallon. Liberal states like NY, NJ, CA tax a gallon at over 30 cents a gallon. Now, who is shafting who. Plus, Exxon pays more corporate taxes than any company in the US. Chevron comes in at 3rd. Look it up dummies. These are the FACTS.

Jul 31, 2014 11:28AM
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I note that the 5 largest oil reserves are in central & western U.S.  How can they tell when all the dip-sticks are in Washington, D.C.?
Jul 30, 2014 7:05PM
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Oh, great - now Barry knows which states to target for wealth redistribution.
Jul 31, 2014 2:49PM
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`Keep kicking Hamas A-s-s  Israel. Nice job at showing The USA what taking care of business means.                                 " Git- R- Done " 
Jul 31, 2014 1:13PM
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When Obama gets cartwheeled out of the Whitehouse, then we can begin getting America back to her Glory of being the #1 Power in the World!! We have more fossil fuel riches than anybody in the World. Why pay $100+ for a barrel of oil, to idiot thugs, who want to kill Americans??
Jul 31, 2014 10:40AM
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Liberals would be much happier if they made ALL oil and gas drilling land national parks (even private land) so the land couldn't be drilled on ever.
Jul 31, 2014 11:50AM
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Exxon pays more taxes that any other General Electric pays zero
Jul 31, 2014 1:30PM
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EXONS numbers are out 

They paid 5 Billion in Taxes on 14 Billion 
Jul 31, 2014 10:08AM
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Energy independence is key to the security of the USA. However, that energy security will come at the expense of other nations who rely on our presence to maintain their own security. Currently there are US troops stationed in 150 nations around the world. That is 75% of the worlds nations. We are maintaining world security and commence. The world needs us to stay engaged. Our current head of state is making the world question our resolve and commitment, one more election of a Demarcate who does not understand history and what is keeping the world stable and we will be living in a far more dangerous world.       
Jul 31, 2014 3:11PM
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I don't think Obuma has realized yet how much oil is in the United States and lets hope he doesn't find out because he will be there fund raising, trying to get some free money for his future. He is such a fraud. We are the only country without a leader and believe me that is scary. Somebody put him in jail where he belongs. Also lets boycott all George Clooneys movies. I have for years he can't act anyway.  
Jul 31, 2014 10:20AM
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What do you mean "if"?  Texas IS its own country.  We just tag along with the rest of you for kicks.
Jul 31, 2014 12:37PM
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who cares what states have the most oil?? with this current administration and the insane EPA regulations we cant get most of it anyway.  they wont be happy until we have to get a permit to fart then pay a fine and an emissions tax on the fart... we wont have to worry about clean air or water as they claim they are doing as we wont survive the regulations and people will move out of the country to a more reasonable location 
Jul 30, 2014 8:10PM
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all those reserves, but prices never drop, they really can keep up with the demand, way to go government
Jul 30, 2014 10:23PM
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Remember the green initiative that was going to reemploy America in the jobs of the future.

The best federal tax breaks or incentives are for geothermal, solar and wind mills.

If the government wanted the oil out of the ground, they would have more tax incentives for drilling. 

It is worth more to the oil companies to keep it in the ground. And that is just fine with the government.

The oil companies and the government have to share the blame.

Jul 30, 2014 11:53PM
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Can't you just tell me instead of making me look at a bunch of stupid pictures?
Jul 31, 2014 4:52PM
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When congress goes on vacation for the next 5 weeks, you can bet that obama will be making all kinds of dictator decisions.


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