Republicans say new study belies Obama claim US has 2 percent of world oil

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Apr 20, 2012 9:41 AM
Republicans say new study belies Obama claim US has 2 percent of world oil

Republican senators are accusing President Obama of pushing a "less-than-honest" claim about the scarcity of domestic oil, after a U.S. Geological Survey study showed the United States might actually hold a quarter of the world's untapped, undiscovered supply.

The president often uses a much different statistic in speeches.

He said Tuesday, as he has before, that "the problem is we use more than 20 percent of the world's oil and we only have 2 percent of the world's proven oil reserves."