Skip to comments.Gas Prices and the Keystone Pipeline
Posted on 02/21/2012 2:29:30 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
TAPPER: How can you say you have an all-of-the-above approach if the president turned down the Keystone pipeline? And you blame the Republicans for making a political
CARNEY: But the president didnt turn down the Keystone pipeline. There was a process in place, with long precedent, run out of the State Department because of the issue of a pipeline crossing an international boundary, that required an amount of time for proper review after an alternate route was deemed necessary through Nebraska at the request of the Republican governor of Nebraska and other stakeholders in Nebraska and the region that needed to take its that needed to play out, to be done appropriately. You cant review and approve a pipeline the route for which doesnt even exist.
The Republicans were the ones, unfortunately, who decided because they were looking for scalps, I guess, or looking for wins in a situation where somehow they found themselves on the wrong side of cutting taxes for 160 million Americans last December they decided to play politics with this decision and attach it to the payroll tax cut extension.
TAPPER: I dont want to relitigate the whole thing, but Republicans say that the president was playing politics first by delaying a decision until after the election.
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And thats a real hard thing to be.
Isn’t it about time for the Democrats to drag out the old it-will-take-ten-years-to-get-any-oil-from-it shibboleth?
I want somebody to ask the wealthy old hag why she doesn’t retire and let them hire a couple of 99 percenters with $100 grand in student debt from Columbia journo school.
Same thing with 75 yr old Bob Schieffer on SeeBS.
This is just a cover for trying to kill something by procrastination. You would not tolerate this sort of rationalization from your kid for ten seconds when the school bus is out there waiting.
I like this. It shows they are trying to run away from this.
Give Newt the nomination and he will grab Hussein by his muzzie neck and never stop squeezing.
I’m still not sure that the Keystone XL pipeline would have done anything but raise fuel prices in the PADD II market by alleviating the glut of Canadian crude oil available there for refining. The stated purpose of this pipeline is to move Canadian oil to the Gulf for Export to Europe. If someone has links that refute this, please post them, I’d love to read them.
Memo to Jake Tapper: Don’t go for any late night walks in Fort Marcy Park
The pipeline would deliver 700,000 barrels a day of crude from Alberta's oil sands to Texas refineries. But environmentalists strongly oppose the project, because of concerns about spills and carbon emissions from production of oil sands crude
thackney may have an opinion.
I would say it is very short-sighted to judge something like a crude oil pipeline based on immediate market conditions. Bottom line, the Canadians are going to find a way to sell their oil. They are not going to just sit on it so drivers in the upper midwest get a bit of price relief. It’s far better for the US for that oil to go to US refiners than to the Chinese. Sure the US Gulf Coast exports refined products to Europe but it also feeds a vast network of product pipelines in the US. The fuel will go where it is most needed, which might be the UK one day but Arkansas the next.
The first is many if the refineries in Texas handle the,.... less than sweet light crude than comes from Venezuela so they can more easily accommodate the oil from the tar sands.
The second is that oil refined in Texas is shipped to most of the country through existing pipelines, MANY existing pipelines, they have already been built.
I would have no doubt some of this may be exported, but I think the majority would be used here.
Finally, I think the pipeline from the Dakotas on ought to be built since quite a bit of oil is being produced there and since no international boundary is involved the State Department should have no role to play. You can always add on the bit to Canada later if say administrations change.
Keep a watch on this, too, as fracking ‘rules’ are coming out. This is gonna be an 0bot Eviroreligionist two-fer.
Economic development. Who knew that 0bama’s quest to redistribute wealth was actually the plan to give (the rest of) America’s wealth and know-how away?
He should have just answered, “Forget it Jake. It’s Chinatown”
Obama bought the high cost of gas.It is his and his alone.