I May Be Dim...but why he heck aren't we building our OWN refineries?
Have a nice chat on the subject with all the NIMBYs, BANANAs and assorted envirowackos. They'll tell you why we don't need our own primary energy sources to keep up with demand. As for me, I'm a simple-minded guy who thinks they should.
We are building our own refineries....by recycling some of the money we have been sending to OPEC.
Because it is cheaper to keep expanding and upgrading our own.
U.S. Refinery Production of Crude Oil and Petroleum Products