Thursday, April 28, 2005

Playing Keep Up

Energy companies and the Bush administration are fond of saying that limited access to public lands is keeping America form getting all the oil and gas we need.

Just one problem. Energy companies are getting leases so fast, they're running out of drilling equipment. They've got so much access to federal land they can't keep up.

There's a shortage of oil field workers. And it takes so long to deliver new drill rigs from the factory, that it'll be a year or more before energy companies can drill on all the land they have access to now. (WashPost)

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