Re: I'm Suspicious
a few thoughts and statements here, the basic base price of fuel is much the same world wide, yes there may be some shipping on it, but the big variable is the TAX the various governments add to the cost of the fuel, File:Fuel tax in OECD countries, 2010..png - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
if more producing was allowed in the US, first we may be energy independent, and in the process we would nearly or could nearly break the OPEC monopoly on the price of fuel, yes it is a world price, but if no longer a major customer but a producer it tills the playing field, and currently the US Government has blocked many areas from producers of oil, and in some instances have allowed foreign interest to drill in the gulf while blocking US interests,
Oil rig arrives for Cuba offshore exploration work | Reuters
not entirely sure if this article is accurate but there have been very few new oil refineries built in the last 30+ years, Bakken gets new oil refinery, U.S.' first in 35 years - Pennenergy
yes there have improvements and expansions on some of the older plants,
but our government is not serious about energy Independence or to keep America moving on energy, (the department of energy was created in I think 1977 for the reason to make us more energy independent,
WHY ARE WE held hostage by a group of people for energy that takes that money and funnels it into terrorism organizations that want to kill us, (some thing is wrong with that picture),
Mission . The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.
I would guess the EPA has cost the American consumer as much as any one governmental agency out there, yes some of there work is needed but much of what they do has no real logic,
people did not really start to loose there houses until energy costs sky rocketed, was it the "housing boom collapsing' or was higher energy prices making many on the edge not able to pay there mortgages? causing the collapse of the housing market?
and I do not think the problem lies with "big oil" but in the administrations policies and trying to drive up fossil fuel prices so green energies have a snow balls chance to succeed
Last edited by BHD; 12-01-2012 at 03:16 PM.
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