The United States is
The United States is predicted to become a net energy exporter by 2020. This will be the first time since 1953 that the country exports more fossil fuels than it imports. For almost a century prior, the United States of America was the largest oil producer in the world. So how did the United States get hooked on foreign oil.
Every American president since Richard Nixon has pledged energy independence as a way to strengthen us geopolitically, make us more secure, or boost our economy.
The story of American oil begins in 1859 in Titusville, Pennsylvania. Small amounts of oil had seeped from the ground for a long time, but no one knew how to extract it. Until, Edwin Laurentin Drake, a former conductor, was hired. After many failed attempts, he finally struck gold -- black gold.
The next FEW decades, major oil finds in Texas, California and Oklahoma contributed to U.S. emergence as a major economic power. The 1901 Spindletop gusher in Texas nearly tripled U.S. oil production.
Henry Ford’s Model T invention in 1908 - the first mass-produced car - made America the most motorized country in the world. Other industrialized countries like France, Britain and Germany were ways behind.
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How The United States Got Hooked On Foreign Oil (Part 1)
Guys Texas wants to be it's own country, let them. Then we invade the country of Texas because they'd have a lot of oil.
We think now U.S. needs some freedom by the Soviet Union.
Remember that Simpsons is always right.
Energy independence is increased by simply producing more energy. Most watts of energy are produced from coal,fossil fuels,and atomic power plants,with renewables such as solar being the minority. With establishment of both renewable and non-renewable plants(With Renewable Energy Taking The Lead) America can possibly work towards and/or achieve it's energy independence.
did he say foreign enemies? lol
So now the US can invade countries to force them to buy its oil...Yaay, good for us.
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This video explains how
This video explains how petroleum was formed. It describes how petroleum is extracted and refined and explains why it is called “liquid Gold” through showing its wide variety of usage.
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