New Web Site Has Some Interesting Facts

Russ Steele

American Products. American Power. has developed a web site to educate Americans on the importance of domestic energy production and the hundreds and hundreds of products that are made with American power.  Their goal is to not only create awareness, but also mobilize Americans against regulation that fail to properly balance the costs and the benefits, thereby stifling innovation and  economic growth.

The web site points out that the costs of regulations are factored into the products we buy everyday. As regulations become more and more burdensome on businesses, the more expensive our products become. From high tech electronics, such as smartphones, to grocery store purchases like deodorant, the cost of regulations are passed on to us, the consumer.

They are inviting us all you to visit their  facts page to see how life is made easier with American Products. American Power.

Here are some starters: Hard Facts

  • In 2011, the United States produced 24.2 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, making it the world’s largest natural gas producer.
  • In 2011, the United States produced 5.67 million barrels of oil per day, making it the world’s third largest oil producer.
  • Proved conventional oil reserves worldwide more than doubled from 642 billion barrels in 1980 to more than 1.3 trillion barrels in 2009.
  • The United States is home to the richest oil shale deposits in the world—estimates are there are about 1 trillion barrels of recoverable oil in U.S. oil shale deposits, nearly four times that of Saudi Arabia’s proved oil reserves.
  • The United States has 261 billion tons of coal in its proved coal reserves. These are the world’s largest coal reserves and over 27 percent of the world’s proved coal reserves.
  • The United States produces nearly 1.1 billion short tons of coal a year, making it the world’s second largest coal producer. China produces over 3.5 billion short tons a year.
  • The United States has 486 billion tons of coal in its demonstrated reserve base, enough domestic coal to use for the next 485 years at current rates of consumption. These estimates do not include Alaska’s coal resources, which according to government estimates, are larger than those in the lower 48 states.
    • The federal government leases less than 3 percent of federal lands for oil and natural gas production–2.2 percent of federal offshore areas and less than 5.4 percent of federal onshore lands.
    • The world could hold more than 700 quadrillion (700,000 trillion) cubic feet of methane hydrates—more energy than all other fossil fuels combined.
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About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

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