OT - Gas to hit 4.00

JStay at mediageneral.com JStay at mediageneral.com
Wed Aug 31 15:31:13 MDT 2005

> I dunno about drilling in Alaska, but I just came from 
> spending 4 years living in Wyoming and lemme tell you something.
>  From the time a new well gets permitted, until the time it 
> can actually become productive is approx 3-5 years!
> This information comes to me from my ex-wife, who handles 
> engineering and permitting for alot of the companies trying 
> to get wells up out there.
> So if you figure that 9 months ago, 3,000 new well permits 
> were issued, then it will be at least 2 and 1/2 more years 
> before we see much if any benefit.
> My own opinion is to quit whining about higher gas prices and 
> do something about it.
> Up until 2 weeks ago, I drove a gas guzzling grandma grocery go getter
> (88 buick with a V8).  After that last tank of gas, ran out I 
> literally walked away from it and hopped on the bus.  Bus 
> goes just about everywhere you need in this county anyways.
> Hey come to think of it, the car may still be sitting there, 
> it's a red
> 88 buick with wyoming plates, sitting on 800 North in Orem 
> across the street from the hospital.  If you want it let me know. ;)

If the bus would only come to my area.  I have to whine. :-(  In regards
to Alaska, even if it does take 3-5 years, if I remember right Bush was
trying to approve drilling in Alaska about 6 years ago when he came into


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