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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2006 8:01:10 PM

Do you think the U.S. can end its reliance on foreign oil sources within the next two decades, or not?
Can
Cannot
Unsure

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YB1234
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2009 4:49:16 PM

Cannot
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YB1234
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Cannot
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2009 4:49:02 PM

Cannot, unless there is a miracle fuel out there.
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2009 4:48:47 PM

Cannot. We use way to much to end the reliance all together, but I think we can reduce the reliance if we all work together.
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2009 4:48:32 PM

Cannot. But there is no reason to.
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2008 3:37:53 AM

Cannot
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rjr54
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2008 7:17:46 AM

USA dependence on foreign oil 20 years ago was 36%. 10 years ago 57%. Today 72%. This is a consistent trend towards 100% dependance on foreign oil. Perhaps a more appropriate question is:

Can the USA prevent reliance on foreign oil from reaching 95% in 20 years?

My answer is the same . . . Cannot. And that will be assured because they will not try.
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2008 10:34:23 PM

I'm really doubting it in that short period of time considering the high consumption rate. I'm sure the reliance will drop considerably but not completely.
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2008 6:41:38 PM

Can if government, oil companies, car companies, and consumers all worked together which is a tall order.
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Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2008 8:26:10 AM

They could if they would drill... and congress let them... There is more out there than almost anyone could imagine...

Check it out...

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3340274697167011147
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2008 3:40:21 AM

They probably can't, but foreign oil dependence may lessen.
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2008 2:09:15 PM

Cannot
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2008 3:27:27 PM

Cannot, unless there is a miracle fuel out there.
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2008 3:26:56 PM

Cannot. We use way to much to end the reliance all together, but I think we can reduce the reliance if we all work together.
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2008 3:26:33 PM

Cannot. But there is no reason to.
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2008 8:53:37 AM

I doubt it. It would take an awful lot of belt-tightening.
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2008 1:57:34 PM

Unsure
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2008 2:40:53 AM

Not really sure, probably not...
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2008 10:48:44 PM

Unsure but I don't think so
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2008 6:50:53 AM

probably not
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2008 6:07:34 AM

Not really sure, probably not...
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2008 8:58:19 AM

yes if they can get their head out of their a...........
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2008 8:01:33 AM

Chemist - what imports from Mexico. By about 2016, Mexico will become a net importer (repeating the story we have seen happening to other former exporters [China, Indonesia, U.K.]).

Drilling more of the remaining North American resources that are in decline for the last 35 years will bring total import-dependence sooner, not later.
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2007 10:58:07 PM

Cannot but there should be a significant progress to self reliance.
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2007 11:28:00 AM

if we opend our oip preserves to drilling
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2007 9:47:18 AM

no
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2007 6:53:16 AM

Can
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2007 6:41:14 AM

Near term (next few years) definitely not.

Over the next twenty years - If industry and government are very smart and very creative and the public willing to make some life style changes (little signs so far but not impossible), we might get to the point that the only crude imports we need are our imports from Mexico and Canada.
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2007 5:46:08 AM

It's possible, but only attainable with aggressive pursuit of alternative energy sources. The government would need to do a lot more than it is doing now. And private industry will have to dig deeper in its pockets for R & D and investment.
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2007 5:58:07 PM

Unsure
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2007 10:11:48 AM

yes,it can
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2007 6:34:43 AM

Can
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2007 12:40:25 PM

we can if we want too.
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2007 12:01:03 PM

it can but won't
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2007 3:26:05 AM

It can but it won't
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2007 3:11:28 AM

can
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2007 2:45:25 AM

I believe so....
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2007 9:11:19 PM

USA dependence on foreign oil 20 years ago was 36%. 10 years ago 57%. Today 72%. This is a consistent trend towards 100% dependance on foreign oil. Perhaps a more appropriate question is:

Can the USA prevent reliance on foreign oil from reaching 95% in 20 years?

_My_ answer is the same . . . Cannot. And that will assured because they will not try.
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GasXing
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2007 11:59:52 AM

We can if we develop and utilize alternative sources for fuel.
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2007 3:58:48 PM

can
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2007 2:56:15 PM

can
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2007 10:06:31 AM

Can- wuth drastic results.
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2007 9:41:48 AM

can
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2007 10:16:24 PM

cannot
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2007 8:24:46 PM

can
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2007 7:07:07 AM

Can
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2007 12:59:52 AM

cannot
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can
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