There is plenty of natural gas. Canada is waiting with their oil sands. We don't need to drill.
The other side of the equation is that we still use a lot of fuel in the USA. How many people drive solo in a car to work? By all rights we should be living in small communities centered around work, shopping and entertainment.
We in the USA are unwilling to change our living and work style to conserve fuel. At least McMansions are slowly falling out of style, probably because people are too cheap to pay property taxes.
In the end we will find out that Palin was right all along-Drill, Drill, Drill.
The dummies will turn out to be the liberals, the Democrats and the other nay sayers. We have more oil and gas in Alaska, The lower 48 and offshore to supply us for centiries. If the true be known the earth is making oil and gas faster than we can extract it. Familiarize yourself with the Abiotic Theory of petroleum and gas.
Oil is formed by the biochemistry deep under the surface. How do you think it got there in the first place? Everybody was getting in a huff over the BP Horizon spill ( where is that spill now?). What people do not understand is that there are hundreds of seeps in the Gulf of Mexico were oil and gas is pushing up from down below into the ocean because there is so much of it that it has no other place to go. Go to the LaBrea tar pits off Wilshire Blvd in the City of LOs Angeles . Where do you think that oil comes from? Those little bone skeletons do not make that oil they are just swept up in the river of oil trying to reach the surface. Actually most oil is not a fossil fuel!
I could go on and on about the Marcellus , Bakken and Haynesville shales but it is basically the same thing. We have found the enemy and it is us and our desire to have the government take care and to be dependent on it like it was our sugar daddy.Instead of taking care of ourselves on this abundant planet.