A petroleum analyst talks to CNN's John King about rising gas prices.
America needs to stop listening to the left. These guys have prevented Americas attempt to become self sufficient for 35 years using the same old tired argument "DO NOTHING". According to the report from Institute for Energy Research released December 6, 2011 we can produce enough oil to outperform OPEC. Electric, wind, Natural Gas and Solar are good ideas but are not ready for prime time and so far it doesn't work. Focus on the truth/reality of oil until we can implement infrastructure and actually have the technology to wean from oil. Those who argue against American oil self reliance are selfish proponents of American war in the Middle East on the backs of our children's sweat and blood to protect oil supply lines. I’ve listened to this drivel for 35 years and was sucked into it in my youth. I worked to get Jimmy Carter elected. (BIG MISTAKE) but I grew and learned from it. Not much has changed with their foolish and ignorant arguments since then. Let's "DO IT NOW" and avoid a violent and shaky future for our children.
When will journalists wake up and challenge politicians who continue to equate wind, solar, and other alternatives with a reduction in dependence on foreign oil. The overwhelming majortiy of petroleum is used in the transportation sector. Unless one believes that electric vechicles will become a major transportation near-term option in this country, increases in wind and solar power generation will have zero impact on our need for and use of foreign oil. Converting fleet vehicles to natural gas will have an immediate impact on demand. Providing infrastuucture incentives to natural gas pipeline companies can significantly reduce to demand for heating oil. Opening up Federal lands to oil and gas exploration will not only increase supply but also reduce the impact speculators have on the world oil price. Please, please, please, the next time a politician uses wind and solar in the same sentence with reducing dependence on foreign oil force them to define the specific connection.
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