You just gotta love libs. They want to get away from petroleum as if cars will magically run without it.
Just about EVERYTHING is petroleum based. The chair you are sitting in, the keyboard you are typing on, the case for the laptop computer (not the computer sleeve, I mean the plastic of the laptop itself) is all petroleum based. It's not JUST the gas in your car.
And no, we won't just magically run out of oil one day. It's not like we'll be pumping full bore and then suddenly we suck air. Oil will slowly and surely become harder to drill and acquire which will slowly increase the price of oil which will push people to look for alternate sources of energy. But....we are at least 80 years away from running out of oil, and truth be told, we aren't sure how much oil is out there. There is one rig somewhere, I think in the Gulf, that was doing really well then started doing poorly. Out of nowhere and for no apparent reason, it started doing really well again! This proves that we aren't 100% sure how oil is made or where it comes from. How many dinosaurs would it take to produce the oil that we use in this country? It's obviously not that. If one dino gave us one gallon of oil (highly unlikely) we go through 10 million dinosaurs a day in this country alone. And if oil isn't renewable, why did that well start producing like never before AFTER it had depleted to almost nill? The fact is we DON'T know how much is out there nor how it is made.
This is, for the most part, a manufactured crisis by the left. They love to play chicken little to make people think the world will end. It won't. Don't get me wrong, this is bad, but it's not as bad as it could be. This is the first time any oil spill of even close to this magnitude has occurred in the Gulf in the 60 years we have been drilling there. That is fact.