Oiling the machine…
Posted by Exile on August 23, 2006
There are a few things I would like to ask the Danish government about. One of them is, why are we paying 6 dollars for a gallon of gasoline? I don’t understand why because, according to A.P. Møller and company, we are self sufficient in oil here. So why are we paying exorbitant prices to get to and from work? Self sufficient is self sufficient. So we don’t need to import the black stuff from the
ragheads arab world. And there could be more to come.
Oil company Wexco hopes that the bogs of South Jutland could hold the key to an oil bonanza similar to the one in the North Sea.
A.P. Møller and other companies pumped 21.9 million cubic metres of oil up from under the North Sea last year, making Denmark self-sufficient in oil and netting DKK 24.2 billion for state coffers.
The bogs of South Jutland could hold similar resources, Søren Enevoldsen, director of the Danish Energy Authority’s Energy Resource section told regional daily JydskeVestkysten.
‘By looking at other information and using better technology, we might find today that we have drilled in the wrong places, but nearby there might be something. That is the possibility in South Jutland.’
Oil reserves might lie other places in the country as well. Drilling tests are expected to be conducted in northern Zealand later this year.
For the american reader, 24.2 billion danish crowns is about 4 billion dollars.
So why does the state make me pay all that tax?
To support the middle east I suppose. The poor palestinians, the poor lebanese, the poor Iranians..
I wonder, what they are using their oil money for?
Hat tip: Jyllands Posten.