"A century ago, petroleum - what we call oil - was just an obscure commodity; today it is almost as vital to human existence as water."
"If you manage to stop the timber industry from cutting this forest, they'll cut that forest. If you stop oil drilling here, they'll go drill there."
"Rockefeller once explained the secret of success. 'Get up early, work late - and strike oil.' "
"To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it."
"The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun."
"We have to drill offshore; we have to do this. Oil executives
say in a couple years we could be seeing results from it. So why not do it? We need to do it."