Skip to comments.Lies, Damned Lies, And Obama's Energy Statistics
Posted on 10/17/2012 4:17:16 PM PDT by raptor22
Energy Policy: Leases and production are down on federal lands, the EPA is waging war on coal, and as for building enough pipelines to encircle the earth, we'd settle for just one from Canada to the Gulf.
When President Obama, in responding Tuesday to Mitt Romney's chiding about failing to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, claimed that his administration has added enough new oil and gas pipelines to "encircle the Earth and then some," we felt a perfect response from Romney would have been, "You didn't build that."
In fact, energy companies have built some 55,000 miles of pipeline, including one from Canada, mostly requiring only state and local permits, and they have operated with an admirable safety record.
Keystone XL would be just as safe, creating 20,000 jobs up front. But Obama's blockage has been about catering to his environmentalist base, not reducing gas prices or creating jobs.
Keystone XL is part of Romney's plan for North American energy independence. As the Institute for Energy Research points out, Energy Information Administration (EIA) figures released last week reveal that the U.S. buys an average of 869,000 barrels a day of oil from the Venezuela of thuggish President Hugo Chavez.
The Keystone XL Pipeline, if approved, would bring almost that same amount of oil every day from our closest trade partner, Canada, to Gulf Coast refineries the exact destination of Venezuelan crude.
Obama's pipeline whopper was not his only falsification of the facts Tuesday night.
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There, fixed it. Regulations that induce high oil prices are a payoff to large energy "stakeholders."
Green energy is like collecting rain water.
Get enough barrel and it rains you are covered. You can store water.
Electricity Nope. Can take the edge off demand sometimes but it you want your light to come on every time you flip the switch, you will need backup.
Save the worst for last
This should scare the sh!t out of everyone. Everyone uses electricity. If you cant afford it your life will become very uncomfortable maybe impossible.
If we have an extremely hot summer or extremely cold winter people will die. You cant run furnaces or air conditioning with out electricity. People who cant afford electricity turn these things off so they can afford food or medicine.
The old are particularly vulnerable because their senses are diminished or perhaps the early stages of dementia.
Electricity is also a basic requirement for any business. You cant do business without lights and almost any business has machines that can not run with out electricity. This country was built on cheap energy. Cheap energy made the industrial might of this country possible. With out cheap energy we will decline and fall as a superpower.
Face it people either we kill the EPA or it kills us. Its just that simple.
I work in the North Dakota Bakken.
Our company is laying down rigs due to the large oil price differential caused by the inability to get crude out of the state.
Pin another one on America’s greatest Energy President.