Many do not see the whole picture. This is on the fence. Bill is a billionaire
that cares about Bill. Extreme environmentalists are some harsh at the same
time. Everyone has lost jobs. It is unfortunate. At the same time do you
honestly think Bill cares about your family? Money talks, has it walked? I agree
with George. Look at what is layed out before you.
As I work in the oil and gas industry in the uintah basin, I cannot see a down
fall to the drilling at all. As it will keep so many people employed between
carbon, duchesne, and uintah counties. I believe that people out weigh history.
If we do not have the jobs to sustaine life we cannot enjoy the history that has
been layed before us. I do not see any one fighting for our jobs and our lives
but they will fight for the jobs lost in the big cities. And just to let you all
know they benefit from this drilling as much if not more than we do. Yes we can
sell the gas to other states but in know way will it raise the price of Natural
gas in our state. Just pull your heads our and really take a look at what it
will do for our state and counties in tax revenue. I SAY DRILL BABY DRILL!!
I live and work in the basin, I do not work in the oil or gas industry. As I see
it, if it was not for oil & gas production the basin would be nonexistant.
Our stores would close, people would move away and the tax base; that also
provides income to the basin; would drop. We would have to travel even more than
we do now to get our goods & services like food & health care. I am for
preserving the country way of life but we also have to grow up with the times.
Our families are starting families and so on. Where are all of our sons &
daughters & grand children going to work, the FARMS? We all know how that
industry is from year to year. Not a great big money maker. Most of the ranchers
& farmers I know work in the oil fields so they can pay for their farms. So
let's look at this as if we do not drill we will have to move to the cities to
get work. I am not for that, are you?
I observe the following facts:1) this drilling will make more gas
available2) the additional gas will be sold mostly out of state3) to
get the highest prices, Barrett will send it out of state and try to create the
largest market possible4) a larger market will make gas more expensive for
Utah residents5) with a larger market, the gas price will climb and
approach the equity energy cost of oil6) some financial benefit in the
form of royalties and some increased local spending will result7) Utah
families, as a whole, will end up paying more, as the immediate price of gas
will easily overshadow any indirect state and local economic advantage8)
Don't trust Barrett nor the environmentalists to give you correct numbers nor a
fair perspective on this issue
I don't think it matters who receives any obtained energy as it is part of "our"
earth, but will positively impact Utah's job market and make us less dependent
upon foreign resources. I have spent time in the Uinta Basin and all agencies:
Counties, DWR, Gas/Oil Co's & subsidaries, local sub-contractors, BLM, etc.
involved with drilling are making big improvments to environment: roads,
clearcutting, seeding, guzzlers (watering holes in gulches & draws), renewal of
disturbed land, etc. making it better than original, - wow! Come out to
Ouray/Book Cliffs area with me for first hand look-see - Drill now!
I can't believe the shallowness of Dilbo's comment. Does he assume that no Utah
natural gas gets shipped out of state now? I can't figure out Dilbo's logic that
shipping part of the newly-discovered natural gas out of state will "increase"
the price of natural gas in Utah.
I thought I was in favor of Tavaputs.But KSL is reporting that this
gas would be shipped OUT OF STATE, and that would lead to HIGHER gas prices for
Utahns. I find it hard to get excited about that!
To Uintah Basin Res: ALL legislators and county officials in Carbon and
Duschesne support the Tavaputs project, as do more than 70% of residents in
So, let me get this straight. Did they admit in the meeting that their
commercials lie about the impact of their drilling on the price of natural gas
in Utah? For shame.
As long as they are mindful or the surrounding environment and envorce a minimal
impact attitude it should be a good deal for the economy in the area. Sure the
iron horse drill rigs are going to be an eye sore but its still pretty minimal
impact to the area. My vote is get the drilling started.
I read this story and not one rep was mentioned from Duchesne or Carbon County.
To Nephi, Taylorsville, Kanab, Sandy, and any other city, You don't live here,
you city folk have no understanding of our rural communities. How can you say
drill on our lands when you have probably never even been this way. Thanks for
the rush to endorse 9 mile!
I feel, "If you drill or dig it in Utah, you sell it in Utah", THEN you can
peddle the excess in the US.
Drill baby drill