Ted Kury

Fact check: False claim that Permian Basin oil supply would fuel America for 200 years

Public Utility Research Center Director of Energy Studies Ted Kury provides insights to fact check a claim that the Permian Basin, the U.S.’s most productive oil region, has enough oil to fuel America for 200 years. 

No matter how much oil is actually in the Permian Basin, Kury said it wouldn’t necessarily reflect how much oil would or could be accessed. 

“It may be in order to get to some of that oil we’re going to need technologies we don’t even have yet,” he said. “Just because it’s down there doesn’t mean we can physically extract it.” 

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