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Gas prices double in just three years under Obama

Steven Chu, Obama's Secretary of Energy stated:

"Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe."

Italy $9.00 /gal.
U.K. $8.67 /gal.
France $7.80 /gal.
Germany $8.10 / gal.

Well Mr. Chu, you're well on the way.

Oil production on federal land fell 11% last year. During the exact same time frame, oil production on private and state-owned land – land beyond the federal government’s grip – grew 14%.

Shortly after Steven Chu professed a desire for European-level gas prices, President Obama named him Secretary of Energy. Italians currently pay about $9.00 per gallon.

The Obama administration imposed a moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico followed by a “permitorium” with very few permits issued for new drilling. Data from the Energy Information Agency show production in the Gulf of Mexico dropping by 120 million barrels annually from 2009 to 2012.

The Keystone XL pipeline could bring our economy thousands of new jobs and transport 830,000 barrels a day to American refineries. President Obama rejected it.

Drilling plans have historically been approved 73% of the time. For the start of 2012, President Obama has only approved 23%.

And here’s the insane part…
The Obama DOE is not even working to lower prices… And they have no shame in admitting it.
The Politico reported:

The Energy Department isn’t working to lower gasoline prices directly, Secretary Steven Chu said Tuesday after a Republican lawmaker scolded him for his now-infamous 2008 comment that gas prices in the U.S. should be as high as in Europe.

Instead, DOE is working to promote alternatives such as biofuels and electric vehicles, Chu told House appropriators during a hearing on DOE’s budget.

But Americans need relief now, Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss.) said — not high gasoline prices that could eventually push them to alternatives.

“I can’t look at motivations. I have to look at results. And under this administration the price of gasoline has doubled,” Nunnelee told Chu.

“The people of north Mississippi can’t be here, so I have to be here and be their voice for them,” Nunnelee added. “I have to tell you that $8 a gallon gasoline makes them afraid. It’s a cruel tax on the people of north Mississippi as they try to go back and forth to work. It’s a cloud hanging over economic development and job creation.”

Chu expressed sympathy but said his department is working to lower energy prices in the long term.

Obama has blamed everybody for the high fuel costs. He initially blamed speculators, then it was OPEC, then it was the auto industry, then it was over-consumption, and even to the point of blaming the tsunami that hit Japan. And the sad fact is, the media has only exascerbated the problem by being complicit toward the Obama administration. If the $450 million dollar Solyndra scandal were to have happened under a Republican president, we would be going through the impeachment process as we speak. Not to mention the Lightsquared debacle amongst other Obama green technology ventures that are failures.

By the way, gasoline was 1.92 /gal. when W. Bush left office.

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Exactly, the president should be held accountable.

When George W. Bush left office the economy was well on the way to collapse. So in a way, as your last sentence implied, we can indeed thank president Bush for the low price of gas at that time.

I'm all for opening up all U.S. lands to oil drilling, and every new permit should get instant approval. That way, the oil companies can continue the current trend of increasing exports of crude, and oil based fuels to other countries, thus keeping prices, and profits up.  I'll be long gone by the time the country pays the toll for drilling everywhere. I doubt it will have much effect on U.S. gas prices though. There is no shortage of gasoline in the U.S., that's why oil companies are exporting 1.8 million barrels a day of it to Mexico, Canada, the Netherlands, Chile, and Singapore.

I'm afraid the the only reliable way to get gas prices to fall is another downturn in the economy, just as when George W. Bush was president. You remember, the George W. Bush recession of 2007-2008.

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The real facts:

A steady upward trend in gas prices during the Bush administration, with a hard dip at the end when W's buddys collapsed the economy.

http://livingleaf.info/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/retail-gasoline-prices-2000-2010.jpg

Souless Train has just posted his latest in a long series of regurgitated talk radio drivel. He can't help it that he's a dumbass hillbilly and believes that shit. He's bummed out because his hero Uncle Herman Cain went down the political toilet. He applied for the job of sucking Herm's dick and was rejected. Maybe we should take up a collection and send Souless a nice fruit basket.

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Well well well

It is about time a couple of fucking liberals show some backbone after such a long period of exodus and self imposed exhile.  I guess that little Georgetown slut motived you all.  Now, let me get this right.  We are back to, "It is all George Bush's fault"?  What a fucking joke.  Like the Chevy Volt.

 

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Well well well, and I'll raise you a well

That reply was a bunch of nothing. At least the original post in this thread might have had a point. Telling us that gas prices are rising I think.

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Ignorance of the Idiocratic
Dr. Spivey wrote:

Souless Train has just posted his latest in a long series of regurgitated talk radio drivel. He can't help it that he's a dumbass hillbilly and believes that shit. He's bummed out because his hero Uncle Herman Cain went down the political toilet. He applied for the job of sucking Herm's dick and was rejected. Maybe we should take up a collection and send Souless a nice fruit basket.

"a dumbass hillbilly"...

Re-read your post. And we are to assume you're intelligent? I see you're from Wisconsin..... Home of the socialist labor movement. I rest my case.

http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/tp-030/

 

 

Dr. Spivey just posted a typical response that a mind-numbed, left-wing ideolog would post who can't name one single accomplishment of his man Obama.

A bunch of mindless name-calling. Nothing substative. No facts. The usual from an obamazombie.

So which one of these geniuses are you Spivey? Of course, it really doesn't matter when you're a 'group think' type.

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Bushs' fault??? aka pathological denial

 

More of Bushs' fault for current high gas prices.

 

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Couple of comments

First, gas prices are rising because of a number of factors, including increasing world demand - China especially: also because of speculative practices by the oil-futures markets (albeit because of uncertainty in the Gulf): and because nobody really cares - SUV and pickup sales are at an all-time high, we are exporting more oil, as a percentage of production, than we have since 1949, and electric and hybrid vehicle sales are beginning to plummet. We are our own worst enemy, and that's not something you can hang on the Dems - Obama in particular - or the Grand Old Tea Party. We all need to wake up, but I fear it may already be too late.

I truly hope that war with Iran can be avoided, but it doesn't seem likely at this time. Sign the petition in my post of March 6th!  

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Bluesbob wrote:

First, gas prices are rising because of a number of factors, including increasing world demand - China especially: also because of speculative practices by the oil-futures markets (albeit because of uncertainty in the Gulf): and because nobody really cares - SUV and pickup sales are at an all-time high, we are exporting more oil, as a percentage of production, than we have since 1949, and electric and hybrid vehicle sales are beginning to plummet. We are our own worst enemy, and that's not something you can hang on the Dems - Obama in particular - or the Grand Old Tea Party. We all need to wake up, but I fear it may already be too late.

I truly hope that war with Iran can be avoided, but it doesn't seem likely at this time. Sign the petition in my post of March 6th!  

I halfway agree with you on the 'nobody cares' part. We the people care, but the media could care less. Now if a Republican were in office, the media would be orgasming over high gas prices, and Democrat Henry Waxman would be demanding a committee investigation. Remember all the "pain at the pump" segments that were ran by the mainstream media when W. Bush was in office?

So it's natural the media would be silent...thier man Obama is in the White House, Simple.

Bob, Obama appointed Mr. Chu to head-up the Dept. of Energy after Mr. Chu announced that he wanted the U.S. gas prices to rise to equal Europe's prices. And you think Obama is not culpable?? Why would Obama appoint this man if he didn't agree with him??

Furthermore Obama has shut down a record number of coal fired plants and even admitted that 'under his plan energy costs would necessarily skyrocket.'

Of course, his plan was to subsidize 'green technologies' like Solyndra, Lightsquared, Amonix, and a parent company of EnerDel namely, Ener1 that filed for bankruptsy just to name a few that have all failed. But before they all filed for bankruptsy, huge bonuses were given to the owners. $725,000 to three executives of Ener1... Thats sick! But wait a minute....wasn't it the leftist media that was soooo outraged about the huge bonuses that were issued to AIG and other companies after they filed for bankruptsy while W. Bush was in office?? Imagine that. Billions wasted in crony capitalism between Obama and his 'green' technology companies that went belly-up subsequently shafting the American taxpayer and the media is dead silent. 

The Federal Goverment.has absolutely no business picking winners and losers in a free-market economy. But, then again. we haven't enjoyed a free-market economy since the 1950's, and it wasn't really free back then if the truth be known.

Now think, those billions of dollars could have went toward the Canadian pipeline and oil exploration right here at home that we know would have created jobs and gave us some autonomy away from OPEC. That's jobs. That's energy independence and unfortunately that is contrary to Obama and his Energy Sec. Henry Chu, who by the way, doesn't even own a car! and neither does Obama. Political privalege includes free lifetime transportation anyway. In Obama's case, a lifetime of chauffeured limos that will  carry him to deliver $300,000 speeches at community colleges after he leaves office, which hopefully will be this year.

More importantly, are you still interested in Romney? I know you expressed some interest in him awhile back.

Mark

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Obama keeps saving we are

Obama keeps saving we are drilling, my question WHERE, answer its' being exported people. In both December and February, the U.S. sold 54,000 more barrels a day. So Obama-man is not lying he's just not telling you where it's going.

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We are drilling

We're drilling in all the same old places.  Like here in the Permian Basin.  The problem is the plants.  We have not constructed a new plant to prcoess gasoline since the 1970s.  How can we possibly keep up with demand using frozen fixed manufacturing assets from the 1970s?  We are still exploring and you can still drill but not in new areas.  Same old basins just new wells.  It is easy for Obama to say we are still drilling and leave it at that.  Just political slight of hand.  Only part of the real information.  The USA gets most of its oil imports from Canada not the Middle East.  It really doesn't matter to Canada or the Middle East  if we explore and drill in new areas to keep up with our own demands.  Canada and the Middle East have plenty of other customers.  What most people don't realize is that (1) oil is not all fossil fuel, and (2) there is an unbelievable amount of untapped oil in the USA.  The former meaning oil is not a use and lose resource as once thought and the latter meaning we can sustain our own demand without imports or at least at our current levels of imports.  Oil is all about politics.  The science and the production is the red headed step child of oil demand in the USA.  If there wasn't so much money in the black gold the science and the production would cease to exist.  So politicians play their games and the scientists and the manufacturing process gets kicked in the ass because they still make money.

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   Oil is all about

   Oil is all about politics

 You got that right.....

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The Department of NoEnergy
mav52 wrote:

   Oil is all about politics

 You got that right.....

All the more reason to advocate free market solutions.

When Jimmy Carter created the Department of NoEnergy, that was when it all went to hell. The un-elected bureaucrats have destroyed our ability to survey, drill, and build new refineries, thus, killing jobs.

Question: Why is the obama administration still declaring a moritorium on all offshore drilling after the Deep Water Horizon disaster of April 20, 2010?

Answer: Un-elected bureaucrats in the Dept. of Energy. Primarily Secretary Henry Chu, the one who wants gas prices to equal Europes $9.00/gal. average, This ain't rocket science, just pure anti-capitalism at it's core.

Henry Chu = Idiot

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Yep, thank the oil companies

Since it's them who are selling gasoline overseas at higher prices, and raising our prices here because they can.

They want Obama out so they can make more money on the North Dakota oil, raise the gas price even more in the midwest, and build their pipeline so they can sell that overseas, too.

That's exactly and all that's happening.  If you vote against Obama, you're helping them mess you over.

Your choice.

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