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Is It Time To Update Our Energy Policies
PickensPlan.com ^ | 10 Jan 2014 | T. Boone Pickens

Posted on 01/10/2014 3:00:37 PM PST by shove_it

Pickens Plan Army,

Forty years ago, the Arab Oil Embargo changed the way America thinks about energy. After finding ourselves at the mercy of a bunch of oil states, we panicked. The government put price controls in place, the Strategic Petroleum Reserve was launched, and all oil exports were banned.

Thanks to recent breakthroughs in technology, however, our country's energy picture has taken a dramatic turn for the better. The U.S. now imports about half the oil it consumes - some 8 to 9 million barrels a day - and we export more than 3 million barrels of oil products, such as gasoline and diesel, every day.

Does it make sense for us to ban oil exports at the same time we're shipping millions of barrels of oil products overseas? It might be time to revisit that policy. Watch this video for my thoughts.

(video at link)


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: co2; demagogicparty; energy

1 posted on 01/10/2014 3:00:37 PM PST by shove_it
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To: shove_it

Every time that boy speaks I reflexively clamp my hand over the pocket that contains my wallet.


2 posted on 01/10/2014 3:02:13 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: shove_it

It was time when Carter was Pres.


3 posted on 01/10/2014 3:10:40 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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And we thought things couldn’t get worse.


4 posted on 01/10/2014 3:13:06 PM PST by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama’s America)
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To: shove_it

It certainly is.
Shutting down DOE a d shipping Obummer and Jarrett to Siberia to do permanent energy exploration would be a start.


5 posted on 01/10/2014 3:15:55 PM PST by CincyRichieRich (Pajama-boy-in-chief's beatings continue until morale improves.)
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To: Nervous Tick
Every time that boy speaks I reflexively clamp my hand over the pocket that contains my wallet.

Yup...Pickens has one and only one objective...

T. Boone Pickens...

6 posted on 01/10/2014 3:57:02 PM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: shove_it

T-Bone has outlived his usefulness.


7 posted on 01/10/2014 6:29:04 PM PST by logitech (It is time.)
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To: logitech

He’s like all the other crony capitalists who use their clout and a cloud of BS to enrich themselves at our expense. The old crook.


8 posted on 01/10/2014 10:56:07 PM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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