Its a mess. If we do produce more oil will it stay in the states? Wasn't some oil pumped out of our government storage a few years back in order to keep the price of crude down. The rumor I got was it was shipped to the Brits.
It went into that big global pipeline. The more we pump the more that goes into that big pipeline. Self suffeciant? I don't think so. This is all part of the control the oil companies have on us. I don't have the answer for all this and I can see it getting worse. Free interprise or greedy interprise? Perhaps too many foreign people are buying into the oil companies and should be given the boot. There should be a way we the people can survive and not be raped. The system is broken!