Skip to comments.Libya, Gas Prices, Ken Salazar, and You
Posted on 03/03/2011 8:22:06 AM PST by Al B.
As Americans watch the price of gasoline skyrocket and average families wonder how theyre going to make it to the end of the month, we are reminded that because of our short-sighted energy policies, what happens in Libya and elsewhere in the Middle East affects the very economic strength of the United States. We could do much to reduce the effect of foreign entanglements on family budgets and the price of everything from food to clothing to government itself, but the government deliberately and publicly stands in the way of reducing our dependency. As Ronald Reagan said, Government is not the solution to our problem, it is the problem.
The revolt in Libya has raised serious questions about Libyas ability to export about 1.4 million barrels of oil per day to the world. Meanwhile, the largest pipeline in Americathe trans-Alaska pipeline system or TAPSis currently using less than one-third of its original capacity, meaning that if our government would allow it, Alaska could send 1.4 million barrels more per day to consumers in the U.S. Alaska is hugely rich in energy resources, but unfortunately the government owns most of the land and all of the offshore waters, and it wont permit development of new resources.
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, or ANWR, could produce 1 million barrels a day by itself.
But ANWR is not the only place we could acquire oil in Alaska. The Obama administration is holding up a permit for the first oil to be produced from the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaskaan Indiana-sized area set aside to produce oil. If Americans cant produce oil from a petroleum reserve, where can we produce it?
But the real sin against Americas economic strength and American consumers is what the administration is doing offshore of Alaska, ...
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The ruskies will drill horizontally and siphon off what they can reach...
Liberal Idiot: “But, but, but... it would take 20 years to get oil from ANWAR, the Gulf, etc!”
Conservative: “What were liberals saying 20 years ago, then?”
Liberal Idiot: “Nancy Pelosi says that our increased petroleum output wouldn’t lower the price at the pump for years!”
Conservative: “Historically, just the announcement of radically increased production by America has been enough to lower prices around the world.”
It's like the old joke;
Labor & union rep. go to meet owner, owner has taken 11 of the dozen cookies off the table, when they get there he says, "Be careful, he wants some of your cookie.
>>>Labor & union rep. go to meet owner, owner has taken 11 of the dozen cookies off the table, when they get there he says, “Be careful, he wants some of your cookie.”<<<
Except in the real world, where the union reps tend to be the greedy bastards. Just my observation of 30 years of watching union reps.
That won't be much since the world record for Horizontal drilling is about 8 miles. Russia is about 500 miles from the NPRA fields, farther from ANWR.
Yep, ebeneezer salazar is being himself.
When he was the AG in Colorado, he made it a point to make drilling as difficult as possible. Now he can do his dirty work nation wide.
Oh, he did “allow” one permit in the gulf.
For a well that was in process when the BP Moncado well blew up, so it is not a new drilling site.
Guess who the majority owner of that well is?