Thanks to Beth for this one folks!   I did not know we had THIS much!!!-A.M.

> >>>>>>>>>>> As  you may
> oil towerknow, Cruz Construction started a division in North Dakota
> just 6 months ago. They send every  Kenworth (9 trucks) we
> had here in Alaska to North Dakota and several  drivers.
> They just bought two new Kenworth’s to add to that fleet;
> one  being a Tri Drive tractor and a new 65 ton lowboy to
> go with it. They  also bought two new cranes (one crawler
> & one rubber tired) for  that division.
> >>>>>>>>>>> Dave  Cruz
> said they have moved more rigs in the last 6 months in ND
> than  Cruz Construction moved in Alaska in the last 6
> years.
> >>>>>>>>>>> Williston is
> like a  gold rush town; they moved one of our 40 man camps
> down there since  there are no rooms available.
> Unemployment in
> ND is the lowest in the  nation at 3.4 percent last I
> checked.
> See anything in
> the national news about how  the oil industry is fueling
> North Dakota ‘s  economy?
Here’s an
> astonishing read. Important and verifiable  information:
> About 6
> months ago, the writer was watching a news program on oil
> and one of  the Forbes Bros. was the guest.
>> The host said
> to Forbes, “I am going to ask  you a direct question and I
> would like a direct answer; how much oil  does the U.S.
> have in the ground?” Forbes did not miss a beat, he  said,
> “more than all the Middle East put  together.”
The U. S..
> Geological Service issued a report in April 2008 that only
> scientists  and oil men knew was coming, but man was it
> big.
It was a
> revised report (hadn’t been updated  since 1995) on how
> much oil was in this area of the western 2/3 of  North
> Dakota, western South Dakota, and extreme eastern
> Montana.
> >>>>>>>>>>> Check THIS out:
> >>>>>>>>>>>
The Bakken is
> the  largest domestic oil discovery since Alaska ‘s Prudhoe
> Bay , and has  the potential to eliminate all American
> dependence on foreign oil. The  Energy Information
> Administration (EIA) estimates it at 503 billion  barrels.
> Even if just 10% of the oil is recoverable( 5 billion
> barrels), at $107 a barrel, we’re looking at a resource base
> worth  more than $5.3 trillion.
> >>>>>>>>>>> “When I first
> briefed legislators on this,  you could practically see
> their jaws hit the floor.
> >>>>>>>>>>> They had no
> idea..”  says Terry Johnson, the Montana Legislature’s
> financial  analyst.

> >>>>>>>>>>> “This sizable
> find is now the highest-producing onshore oil field found in
> the past  56 years,” reports The Pittsburgh Post Gazette
> .
It’s a
> formation known as the Williston  Basin , but is more
> commonly referred to as the ‘Bakken.’ It stretches  from
> Northern Montana, through North Dakota and into Canada
> .
For years, U.
> S. oil  exploration has been considered a dead end. Even
> the ‘Big Oil’  companies gave up searching for major oil
> wells decades ago.
> >>>>>>>>>>>
However, a
> recent  technological breakthrough has opened up the
> Bakken’s massive  reserves, and we now have access of up to
> 500 billion barrels. And  because this is light, sweet oil,
> those billions of barrels will cost  Americans just $16 PER
> BARREL !!!!!!
> >>>>>>>>>>>
That’s enough
> crude to fully fuel the  American economy for 2041 years
> straight.
> >>>>>>>>>>>
And if THAT
> didn’t throw you on the floor,  then this next one should –
> because it’s from 2006  !!!!!!
> >>>>>>>>>>>
U.. S. Oil
> Discovery – Largest Reserve in the World
Stansberry
> Report Online –  4/20/2006
Hidden 1,000
> feet beneath the surface of the Rocky Mountains lies the
> largest  untapped oil reserve in the world.
> >>>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>> It is more than
> 2 TRILLION barrels. On  August 8, 2005 President Bush
> mandated its extraction.
> In three and a
> half  years of high oil prices none has been extracted.
With this
> motherload of oil why are we still  fighting over off-shore
> drilling?
They reported
> this stunning news: We have  more oil inside our borders,
> than all the other proven reserves on  earth.
> >>>>>>>>>>>
Here are the
> official estimates:
8  times as
> much oil as Saudi Arabia
18 times as
> much oil as  Iraq
21 times as
> much  oil as Kuwait
22 times  as
> much oil as Iran
500  times as
> much oil as Yemen
and it’s all
> right here in the Western  United States !!!!!!
> >>>>>>>>>>>
HOW can this
> BE? HOW can we NOT BE  extracting this? Because the
> environmentalists and others have blocked  all efforts to
> help America become independent of foreign oil! Again,  we
> are letting a small group of people dictate our lives and
> our  economy. WHY?
> >>>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>> James Bartis,
> lead researcher with the study says we’ve got more oil in
> this very  compact area than the entire Middle East , more
> than 2 TRILLION  barrels untapped. That’s more than all the
> proven oil reserves of  crude oil in the world today,
> reports The Denver Post  .
> >>>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>> Don’t think
> ‘OPEC’  will drop its price even with this find? Think
> again! It’s all about  the competitive marketplace, it has
> to.
> >>>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>> Think OPEC just
> might be funding the  environmentalists?
> >>>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>> Got  your
> attention yet? Now, while you’re thinking about it, do
> this:
> >>>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>> Pass this
> along.  If you don’t take a little time to do this, then
> you should stifle  yourself the next time you complain
> about gas prices, by doing  NOTHING, you forfeit your right
> to complain.
> >>>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>> Now I just
> wonder what would happen in this  country if every one of
> you sent this to every one in your address  book.
> >>>>>>>>>>>
By the way,
> this  can be verified. Check it out at the link below
> !!!!!!
> >>>>>>>>>>> http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=1911  >
> >>>>>>>>>
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