A familiar theme used by those opposed to opening new areas for oil extraction is that it won't do anything to address our immediate needs. The most frequently cited duration for new locations to result in tank-ready gas is five to 10 years. Couple that with President Barack Obama's assertion that we are producing more gas now than ever before. It leads one to do some basic math and realize the approvals must have been initiated whilePresident George W. Bush was in office.

Thank you, President Bush for your foresight. With the recent change in direction with the Cushing Pipeline, it appears the current administration has realized the wisdom shown by the previous one.

D. Jankowski, Nottingham