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Salazar tells House Gulf oil production at 'all-time high;(300,000 fewer barrels produced per day)
Washington Examiner ^ | 3/03/11 | Mark Tapscott

Posted on 03/04/2011 7:12:55 AM PST by epithermal

Sometimes the stuff politicians say in this town just blows my mind. Check out the video below of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar telling the House Natural Resources Committee a whopper earlier today.

Salazar claims oil production in the Gulf of Mexico has remained at "an all-time high" despite the Deepwater Horizon disaster and the federal moratorium and permatorium that have stopped all deepwater drilling activity, put thousands of people in Texas, Lousiana, Mississippi and Alabama out of work, and kept the region's energy economy mired in a deep recession.

But according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration, Gulf oil production has dropped nearly 300,000 barrels per day since the Deepwater Horizon tragedy. Imports of foreign oil have not slowed as a result of the Middle East crisis, so it must be the Gulf slowdown that is forcing retailers to raise gas prices.

Did Salazar purposely misinform the House committee or does he just not know?


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government
KEYWORDS: energy; gulf; oil
Puppets just don't care.
1 posted on 03/04/2011 7:13:03 AM PST by epithermal
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To: epithermal

Lying under oath or just plain STUPID?


2 posted on 03/04/2011 7:14:17 AM PST by WellyP
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To: WellyP

Even if you don’t know the truth, telling a lie under oath is perjury.

http://kingcorey.com/2008/12/dont-talk-to-police-ever-ever-ever-ever-ever/


3 posted on 03/04/2011 7:16:46 AM PST by King_Corey (www.kingcorey.com)
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To: epithermal

http://www.eia.doe.gov/dnav/pet/hist/LeafHandler.ashx?n=PET&s=MCRFP3FM2&f=M

He lied.

Last reading 1.60 MMBPD

Sept 2009 1.74 MMBPD


4 posted on 03/04/2011 7:18:36 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer (biblein90days.org))
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To: epithermal

I was invested in natural gas drilling in the Gulf. My investment is worthless now.


5 posted on 03/04/2011 7:18:42 AM PST by American Quilter (Fire the striking Wisconsin teachers--and their Democrat congressional traitors.)
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To: epithermal
It could be the truth.

After all Mexico and Cuba have been selling leases to China.

Just because we aren’t drilling there does not mean others are not.

Only Americans could be this stupid.

6 posted on 03/04/2011 7:24:37 AM PST by Pontiac
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To: epithermal

Somebody should slap these miscreants every time the tell a lie, but human hands just can’t take that kind of abuse.


7 posted on 03/04/2011 7:30:31 AM PST by tacticalogic
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To: epithermal

My back is all wet. Whats that on my back?


8 posted on 03/04/2011 7:42:45 AM PST by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander: ..........................NUTS !)
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To: epithermal
Wasn't he sworn before he testified? A lie is a lie. Bring him up on purgery charges. Oh I forgot, DOJ only selectively enforces the laws. {SARC}
9 posted on 03/04/2011 7:45:11 AM PST by Bobby_Taxpayer (Don't tread on us...or you'll pay the price in the next election.)
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To: epithermal

Did no one challenge him on this lie?

Or our the House critters just uninformed? Then, why have a hearing?

Salazar is not stupid. He is a Commie tool of this administration, a liar from years back.

He is also in violation of a Federal judge’s order.

Did any of the folks on the panel remind him of that?


10 posted on 03/04/2011 7:46:57 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: epithermal
despite the Deepwater Horizon non-disaster

There, fixed it.

11 posted on 03/04/2011 7:49:32 AM PST by frogjerk (I believe in unicorns, fairies and pro-life Democrats.)
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To: WellyP

As if anyone ever gets more than a slap on the wrist.


12 posted on 03/04/2011 8:12:08 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: epithermal

the good news is that there must be enormous heat coming down on Obummer in order for them to engage in a lie of that magnitude


13 posted on 03/04/2011 8:31:23 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: epithermal

Salazar was a lair here in Colorado as the Attorney general. He was a racist in the first degree and a Communist.


14 posted on 03/04/2011 8:35:48 AM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: epithermal
Just a few years ago reality sent our ruling elite a very strong memo when gas hit $4 at the pump. Allow me to repeat that memo. ................................................................................... DRILL HERE! .... DRILL NOW!... and STOP IMPORTING OUR FUEL, MAKE OUR OWN!
15 posted on 03/04/2011 8:38:35 AM PST by fella (.He that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough." Pv.28:19')
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To: CodeToad

Salazar was picked for the job because of just that.


16 posted on 03/04/2011 8:42:32 AM PST by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: fella
...and STOP REFINING OUR FOOD!
17 posted on 03/04/2011 8:54:11 AM PST by houeto (Government derives its just powers from the consent of the governed.)
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To: houeto; All

At my local grocery store corn is $1/ear IN THE HUSK!


18 posted on 03/04/2011 8:56:51 AM PST by houeto (Government derives its just powers from the consent of the governed.)
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To: epithermal

Telling lies is what they do. And accepting them is what the people do.


19 posted on 03/04/2011 8:57:19 AM PST by Terry Mross (We need a SECOND party.)
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To: epithermal

Why do we have to put up with this BS?


20 posted on 03/04/2011 9:28:20 AM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: epithermal

VIDEO:

OBAMA SUPPORTS HIGH GAS PRICES

http://www.blinkx.com/watch-video/obama-supports-high-gas-prices-if-they-re-gradually-hiked/GPEgxfG_81MYX1yRtYcOSw


21 posted on 03/04/2011 9:52:29 AM PST by KeyLargo
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