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Old March 10th, 2014, 05:02 PM
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Default Obama's foot dragging on oil and gas has backfired

Obama has been dragging his feet against projects like the Keystone oil line and gas liquification plant and terminal licenses. Now that the Europeans are caught with the possibility that Russia will cutoff gas where do you think will the Europeans are going to have to get the gas they need. Where else Good old Uncle Sam.

What is Kerry doing, first he's guaranteeing the Ukrainians the US is going to pay at least a billion dollars of their gas bill to Russia. (Watch this one probably half of the money will go to corrupt politicians Ukranine is supposed to be the most corrupt state in Europe)

And it also looks like the US is going to ship US natural gas to Europe although this maybe doublful because capacity to ship gas in low. Another reason is that Obama is afraid that shipping US gas might upset US ciitizens who have to pay already highly inflated gas bills will hurt the Democrats at the polls. And Obama wants to save his Democratic senators and representatives from American anger at the polls so what will he do.

Possibly he will try to hide the costs for the gas one under some other aid to the poor like he did with the heat and eat bill.

Finally, the liquified gas plant and terminal permits that Obama administration has stalled will be given fast approval despite the screaming environmentalists, but the plants and terminals can't be built fast enough to affect this crisis and the Chinese have dibs on the gas coming out of the plants and terminals.

Oh and the next big whopper to be sent out by the administration is that there is plenty of oil and gas in England and Scotland that can be tapped. The problem is that the British take six months to get a fracking permit through before drilling can start.

Well what goes around comes around.
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Life will go on. Before you know it there will be another crisis somewhere.
It gives the media something to talk about.

We do have some good news. The weather in my neck of the woods has been excellent.

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Go ahead and ship 'em natural gas. The price is low. If the price were higher we would produce more, creating many high paying jobs.
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What did the Russians do in 1956? And again what did they do in 1968?


What did the USA during those incidents?


The Earth is still spinning.


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Default Surge in oil shipments sidetracks other industries

Here's a new twist on the Obama bowing to environmentalists by stopping the Keystone pipeline. Now the problem is that BNSF a Bershire Hathaway rail company is shipping more than 800,000 barrels of oil a day up from 800,000 in 2010. The result in addition to bad weather the supply chain across the US is causing delays and losses for shippers of goods ranging from grains to sugar. The problem is expected to last through 2014. Just in time for Obama to get through the election season. Meanwhile hat happens if there is oil tank car disaster. The environmentalsits will jump on it and then what will happen: probaably oill movement via tank cars will be curtailed and severly restricted.

And if President Obama is questioned about the lack of progress on the Keystone pipeline who will he blame. Secretary of State Kerry. And why hasn't Kerry done anything. Of course the Ukraine crisis.
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Old March 15th, 2014, 03:22 PM
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No doubt the Republicans and Big Oil that lines their pockets are behind the propaganda.
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Default Obama will probably sell strategic fuel reserves instead of approving alternatives

Selling strategic fuel reserves will be President Obama fast track to avoid approving the Keystone oil line and liquified natural gas facility permits.

(I wonder who is going to make money from the sale of the strategic fuel reserves. Is it going to be the oil traders? countries like China? }

"Two Washington-based trade associations -- the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which represents 3 million businesses, and the National Association of Manufacturers -- separately stressed the importance of multinational sanctions.

“A go-it-alone approach by the United States could be both economically damaging and ineffective in accomplishing its goals,” Myron Brilliant, head of international affairs at the chamber, said in an e-mail statement. “We will continue to monitor action on this issue as it develops.”

The manufacturers’ group said they are pushing lawmakers for faster approvals of U.S. liquefied natural gas facilities, which could help make Western Europe less dependent on Russian gas. Russia, the world’s largest oil producer, exported $160 billion worth of crude, fuels and gas-based industrial feedstocks to Europe and the U.S. in 2012.

“With an expedited review, the administration would send a strong signal to the Russian Federation, our NATO allies, our trading partners and the rest of the world that energy exports matter and are a critical tool of American foreign policy,” Jay Timmons, president of NAM, said in an e-mail."

Source: GE-Boeing Among Firms Tracking Russia Sanctions Fallout By Annie Linskey and Julie Johnsson Mar 19, 2014
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If the Keystone pipe line is built, who is going to pay for it?


And after it's built, who is going to reap the benefits?


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Default Obama carbon footprint big contributor to carbon dioxide problem

Here’s a little history nobody seems to remember, after Russia invaded Georgia in 2008, there were calls for new fuel export facilities, which, if approved, would have been on line now, letting the U.S. oppose Putin's use of energy-extortion today.

Fast forward to today. Currently, 20 applications for new natural-gas export terminals are pending at the Energy Department. The first plant is expected come on line in 2015; the second, in 2017.


A little bit too late for the present crisis, but wait a minute will the crisis change Obama’s real objective.
Obama argues that climate change must be attacked by eliminating carbon dioxide. And that means eliminating oil and natural gas, he has already taken care of coal through the EPA. Despite the fact that exports would create jobs, trim the U.S. trade deficit, and raise federal revenue—with the possible bonus of curb*ing Russia.

Democrats' current majority in the Senate even in the face of the Russian threat make it unlikely that a gas-export bill will land on Obama's desk this year. And if an energy bill did land on his desk he would stall it because the environmental groups who are his party’s core constituency oppose expanding the natural gas exploitation and exporting this commodity..

I speculate that he will resort to exporting the U.S. strategic oil reserves (just as his pal Clinton did) and use these exports to get through the crisis.While stopping the natural gas facilities until after mid term elections. Then he will lower the boom.

I listened to a representative of the Canadian government over the weekend talking about how wonderful the relationship between the US and Canada is. He kept on talking about the oil sand resources in Canada. I kept on thinking to myself yes you may have the resources but you seem to need US refineries to process the oil. The question of the Keystone oil pipeline was not raised, but I thought that the oil bitumen has to get to the market and after the oil tank railroad incidents. The Canadians might as well leave the oil in the ground and buy U.S. gas and oil. Well actually all they have to do is blackmail Obama by saying if you want our support give us all the fuel we need.

If President Obama got off the plane and on the phone he would cut down on Carbon dioxide in a meaningful way.
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If the Keystone pipe line is built, who is going to pay for it?


And after it's built, who is going to reap the benefits?


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I repeat my questions.................


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Keystone pipeline is not going to be built, Obama and the Federal judges he has appointed will stop it to satisfy the environmentalists in his party so who will pay for it is a moot question unless you try to figure out the cost to the economy of the U.S. and Canada will be in the form of fuel charges for i.e. cruises.
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Keystone pipeline is not going to be built, Obama and the Federal judges he has appointed will stop it to satisfy the environmentalists in his party so who will pay for it is a moot question unless you try to figure out the cost to the economy of the U.S. and Canada will be in the form of fuel charges for i.e. cruises.
To substantiate my point the facking operations in South Dakota are burning off the gas that is coming up with the oil. They are not waiting for a never in your wildest dreams as long pipeline as long as Obama is president. I am also confident that the EPA will try to shut down these operations as pollutors because they are burning off the natural gas.

I watched Sixty Minutes episode on the poor x-coal miners of West Virginia and I had to ask why these people are not being taken care of by the Federal government. What a joke. Obama sends millions to help Afghan women get educated. Oprah spends a bunch of money to educate African women. And why don't they put aid programs together for West Virginia poor and keep the money in the United States.

Of course maybe it would be better that the mother-of-four, Folorunsho Alakija, 62, who started her career as a secretary in a bank then studied fashion and launched a label but her big break was oil should be approached for an aid program to the West Virginia poor.

In 1993, her company, Famfa Oil, was awarded an oil prospecting license, which later became OML 127, one of Nigeria's most prolific oil blocks
The company owns a 60 per cent stake in the block, valued at around $7.3 billion, Ventures Africa reports.

According to Forbes, Oprah Winfrey is worth $2.9 billion
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Default Has your car gas price gone up.

Gas in my area up to $3.71 per gallon. I wonder why it has jumped so much.
What is President Obama to do put out another executive order to stop carbon dioxide production by jacking up the price of gas so Americans drive less and can't take vacations in the USA. Or will he fly around in his big carbon footprint
producing Air Force One to sell his programs.

I predict $4 a gallon gas by May 30. Anyone else want to make price prediction?
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If you think that fuel is expensive in the USA, take a trip to Europe and do some driving there.
To make an even better comparison rent a full size car over there with automatic transmission and all the options. Then figure out the rental price, the fuel and add the lodging plus food and then tell that you can't afford to vacation over here.


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Republicans are the crooks in bed with big oil and everyone knows it.
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There is a lot of money to be made in oil stocks.

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Default No way pipeline. Court is blocking it so Senate vote is meaningless.

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The pipeline is not going to be built because currently the court in one state is blocking it. This threat by Harry Reid to have a vote on the pipeline is to protect his endangered senators. The Republicans should abstain from voting on any pipeline questions and cite as a reason that until the court challenges are settled the votes are meaningless. The pipeline is tied up in the judicial system and it may take years to resolve.
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How about water pipelines to help out the parched Southwest?


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If it weren't for meaningless votes (like repealing healthcare), the Republicans in the senate wouldn't have any initiatives. Doing nothing is one of their strengths.
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Water pipelines for the parched Southwest are a great idea. The problem is that the environmentalists and other sympathetic groups would object to the project and they would start a lawsuit as soon as the project was launched. Great idea I think, but it doesn't have a chance of moving forward.

Heard today that you had better be careful if you pick up a rock while you are on Federal or Indian owned land. Picking up the rock can lead you to a long and costly legal battle. These rocks are considered to be artifacts and protected by law..
The FBI is enforcing this law and it has resulted in suicides, divorces, financial disasters. If the FBI doesn't convict you the EPA and Bureau of Indian Affairs will jump in.
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Nothing like fear of what might happen to avoid trying to accomplish anything.
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Nothing like fear of what might happen to avoid trying to accomplish anything.
Reid doesn't allow debates in the Senate anymore see today's Wall Street Journal. He won't even allow a vote on Keystone because there are Democrates who will vote for it. Unbelievable.
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