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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:04 AM
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U.S. Awash in Oil and Lies - Nation of Change
Could it be that the oil lobby is behind Obama's agreement to this rip-off? The article goes on to point out that Canada has plenty of coastline to send it's oil to, but Canadians won't allow it.

http://www.nationofchange.org/us-awash-oil-and-lies-rep...

With four times as many oil rigs pumping domestic oil today than eight years ago and declining domestic demand, the United States is awash in oil. In fact, the U.S. exports more oil than it imports, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration - and has done so for nearly two decades.

The country's oil industry is primarily interested in who will pay the most on the global marketplace. They call that "energy security" when it suits, but in reality it is "oil company security" through maximising profits, say energy experts like Steve Kretzman of Oil Change International, an NGO that researches the links between oil, gas and coal companies and governments.

The only reason U.S. citizens may be forced to endure a risky, Canadian-owned oil pipeline called Keystone XL is so oil companies with billion-dollar profits can get the dirty oil from Canada's tar sands down to the Gulf of Mexico to export to Europe, Latin America or Asia, according to a new report by Oil Change International released Wednesday.

"Keystone XL will not lessen U.S. dependence on foreign oil, but rather transport Canadian oil to American refineries for export to overseas markets," concludes the report, titled "Exporting Energy Security".
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earthside Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:22 AM
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1. Nonsense
A so-called site of 'progressive journalism' spouts nonsense like:

"With four times as many oil rigs pumping domestic oil today than eight years ago and declining domestic demand, the United States is awash in oil. In fact, the U.S. exports more oil than it imports, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration - and has done so for nearly two decades."

That sounds like something Palin or Bachmann would assert.

When 'the facts be damned' practice starts to infect 'progressive journalism' then you know the nation really is doomed.
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:26 AM
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2. The U.S. Energy Administration Information Administration is a "progressive" source?
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banned from Kos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:30 AM
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3. Feb 2011 ---
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704858404...

"CUERO, TexasOil-drilling activity in the U.S. has accelerated to a pace not seen in a generation as energy companies, oilfield contractors and landowners rush to exploit newly profitable sources of crude.

The number of rigs aiming for oil in the U.S. is the highest since at least 1987, according to Baker Hughes Inc. The 818 rigs tallied by the oilfield-service company last week are nearly double last year's count and about 10 times the number that were drilling for oil in the late 1990s."


Rec.
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:45 AM
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4. The Tar Sands Pipeline is actually for overseas export markets. It's not for US energy security!
As reported on an earlier thread this am :

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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earthside Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:55 AM
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5. Petroleum Statistics
http://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/index.cfm?page=oil_h...

U.S. Crude Oil Imports
9,163,000 barrels/day

U.S. Total Petroleum Exports
2,024,000 barrels/day
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:06 AM
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6. So 5 million Western Canadians have more pull than tens of millions of Americans?
Right on!
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amborin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:14 AM
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7. kr
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