Devil5052 wrote:Obama's plan will get us off oil dependence completely.
BO for Secretary of Energy.
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Bush pushes oil drilling, but more US fuel exported
* , Wednesday July 30 2008
By Tom Doggett
WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday made a new push for expanded offshore drilling to help lower fuel prices, days after new government data showed American petroleum product exports hit record levels. [...]
"The sooner Congress lifts the ban, the sooner we can get this oil from the ocean floor to your gas tank," Bush said.
Critics of the offshore drilling plan noted that the Energy Department released data this week showing that U.S. exports of finished petroleum products, including gasoline, diesel fuel and jet fuel, soared to 1.592 million barrels per day in May. The exports set a record for the month and were up 31 percent from a year ago.[...]
The Bush administration says the United States needs to develop more of its oil resources to reduce its addiction to foreign crude.
Exports were equal to about half the 3.204 million barrels a day in petroleum products that the United States imported during May. In May, U.S. oil companies shipped 183,000 barrels of gasoline a day out of the country, even as Americans saw prices at the pump steadily rise.
May's gasoline exports were almost double year-earlier levels, the most for May since 1945 when America was providing motor fuel to other countries toward the end of World War II.
U.S. exports of diesel fuel reached 444,000 barrels a day in May, a record for any month and four times higher than a year ago.
Jet fuel exports of 76,000 barrels a day in May were the second-highest level ever for the month and almost quadruple shipments from a year earlier.
Richard S. wrote:Weaning us off foriegn oil within 10 years especially without bringing new oil into the supply chain is the biggest fairy tale of them all. Do you think all the new cars going on the market now are going to disappear? What about the millions of trucks, trains etc..... Whats he going to do outlaw them? Maybe propose stricter environmental legislation outlawing inefficient vehicles... It's impossible. If they marketed a car right now that used no oil for energy it would take 2 decdes before it saturated the market and that's beside the fact they don't have one even let alone large transportation vehicles.
That's not weaning, that's taking drastic measures that will inevitably destroy the American way of life. The infrastucture for oil has been built up over the last century, it has evolved with oil. Replacing it with something else in a decade is a pipe dream and very dangerous one at that..
The slimy Bast---s!!
I call it Treason!!
LsFarm wrote:Obama is taking drugs if he thinks we can wean ourselves off of foriegn oil.
coalisorganic wrote:Get this straight: There is no shortage of oil product.
coalisorganic wrote:Oil prices are down already just on the possibility of more drilling.
the rich oil magnate who says "We can't drill our way out of this problem!"....I'll stick with those (like Obama) who realize that we have to end our dependence on oil.
Richard S. wrote:Devil, why gamble if you don't have too?
Richard S. wrote:The fact is that Obama's energy plan is largely dependent on technology that doesn't even exist and fails to address the immediate needs of this nation right now.
Richard S. wrote:As for the video I refuse to install Real Media player and all the baggage that comes with it