Oil Reserve

Kudos on your fine oil analysis [The Future of Oil, April 9]. It should quiet those who think Western shale drilling will make us impervious to the rules of global demand and global pricing. A key way we can achieve true energy independence is by making our cars 100% electric. Current electrics have sufficient range for anyone with moderate distance needs, and better ones are around the corner.
George M. Perry, BONITA SPRINGS, FLA., U.S.

While it is true that Americans are addicted to oil, another truth figures into the issue as well, namely...

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