Saturday, March 12, 2011

Anger At The Pump. How To Have Fun While Pumping

It sucks filling up my tank. I hate it. I hate that all that money is going to countries that hate us instead of in our own countryman's pockets.

I'm going to tell you how you can have some fun at the pumps. I did this the last time I filled up a couple of days ago. As I was pumping up my car at the gas station there was a man filling up his SUV. He happened to be black. All I had to say is, "this sucks". He said he is "pissed at how much gas is". It soon turned into a comedy show as others chimed in to the bitch fest. People want to blame someone and this is the perfect time to vent. When I was done teaching him how it's Obama's and the Democratic Parties fault for not drilling here and now this guy and the others were pissed. And the funny thing is they all had heard about the lack of new drilling since Obama took office. They knew he shut down oil drilling after the Deep water Horizon and stopped giving permites for any new drilling.

People thought the Democratic Party and Obama were going to make things better. That is what they said they would do. People aren't dumb. They see reality even when the Democrats spin it. And everyone is pissed at gas prices. Take that opportunity to educate and ventilate on who is to blame. You will be suprised at how receptive people are at that moment. A little nudge is all most people need when they are paying at the pump. Have fun. I know I do. It still sucks to fill my car up but I'll make the best out of it.


  1. Yes its Obama's fault. Nice spin.

    I have some questions for you. Nothing too hard just general questions.

    1. Was it Bush's fault that Federal Offshore(PADD 3)dropped from its peak in 2003 till 2009 when it returned to over 500,000 barrels annual?
    2. Was it Bush's fault that PADD 3's overall production plunged in 2004-05 till it rose again in 2009-10
    3. Was it Bush's fault that between 2004 and 2005 oil production in the US plunged 100,000 barrels?

    You probably won't answer.

  2. By: Examiner Editorial
    It's conventional wisdom in liberal Democratic precincts that gas prices in America are going up because of revolutionary uprisings throughout the Middle East. That's a convenient myth that obscures the truth about why Americans are and will be paying more at the pump and in their utility bills in the months ahead -- energy prices are going up because President Obama thinks that's a good thing. He was absolutely candid on this point during a discussion with the editorial board of the San Francisco Chronicle during the 2008 presidential campaign. Not only would "utility rates necessarily skyrocket," Obama said paying more for energy would be a good thing because "if you can't persuade the American people that yes, there is going to be some increase in electricity rates on the front end, but that over the long term, because of combinations of more efficient energy usage, changing lightbulbs, and more efficient appliance, but also technology improving how we can produce clean energy, the economy would benefit. ... If we can't make that argument persuasively enough, you -- you, uh, can be Lyndon Johnson, you can be the master of Washington. You're not going to get that done."
    But not even "Landslide Lyndon" could make economic reality go away. Obama wants Americans to pay more for energy now both to make more expensive alternative energy sources acceptable and to help finance their development. But there are two fatal flaws in Obama's strategy. First, the federal government has spent hundreds of billions of dollars since the Carter administration trying to encourage the development of alternative energy sources. And for just as long, the costs of energy produced from fossil fuels like oil, natural gas and coal, has declined, even as its production has become more efficient and environmentally friendly.

    It is no exaggeration to say that a barrel of oil can be produced today in the United States cheaper and with less effect on the environment than even the most optimistic industry experts thought possible just a generation ago. So, it is all but impossible for alternative energy developers to generate sufficient consumer demand to grow the industry. Like Carter and others before him, Obama is trying to force by government fiat what consumers simply aren't willing or economically able to support.

    The second fatal flaw is that Obama is simultaneously crippling the U.S. energy industry. In the Gulf of Mexico, for example, which previously produced a third of all U.S. oil and natural gas needs, the president has effectively shut down the industry because of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. That is a key factor in the recent increase in gas prices as well as continuing high levels of regional unemployment. But just yesterday in The Examiner, Institute for Energy Research President Thomas J. Pyle described the success of a joint effort by Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Royal Dutch Shell and Conoco-Phillips in developing a technologically state-of-the-art "oil well containment cap that is capable of operating in water up to 8,000 feet deep and collecting up to 60,000 barrels of liquids per day." There simply is no excuse to bar U.S. companies from resuming drilling in the Gulf of Mexico or for making U.S. consumers pay more for gas or electricity.

  3. Joe you need to take a closer look at the facts. How long does it take to go from permit to production Joe?

    WASHINGTON, DC, Mar. 11 -- Rising gasoline prices in response to political unrest across the Middle East and North Africa show that the US should get moving on a comprehensive energy strategy that pursues more production as well as conservation, US President Barack Obama said in a White House press conference.

    “Let me be more specific: First, we need to continue to boost domestic production of oil and gas,” he told reporters. “Last year, American oil production reached its highest level since 2003…. Oil production from federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico reached an all-time high. For the first time in more than a decade, imports accounted for less than half of what we consumed,” he said.

    Obama continued, “So any notion that my administration has shut down oil production might make a good political sound bite, but it doesn’t match up with reality. We are encouraging offshore exploration and production. We’re just doing it responsibly. I don’t think anybody has forgotten that we’re only a few months removed from the worst oil spill in our history. So what we’ve done is to put in place commonsense standards like proving that companies can actually contain an underwater spill. And oil companies are stepping up: We’ve approved more than 35 new offshore drilling permits that meet these new safety and environmental standards.”

    Oil and gas industry groups immediately challenged his statement. “The Obama administration continues to delay or defer action on developing our domestic resources of oil and natural gas at every turn,” American Petroleum Institute Pres. Jack N. Gerard said. “The trend is alarming. The administration has postponed lease sales in offshore areas. It has cancelled lease sales in onshore federal lands. It has extended permitting timelines for current leases and added unnecessary regulatory burdens. It has chosen inaction on essential energy projects that would create jobs, drive economic growth, and boost federal revenues.”

    ‘It’s disingenuous’

    Congressional Republican energy leaders also were critical. “Near $4[/gal] gasoline is hurting American families and small businesses, increasing the costs of everything from fuel to groceries, and threatening job creation and economic recovery,” said US House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (Wash.). “Despite President Obama’s talk of increasing American oil production, his rhetoric does not match his actions. Since taking office, the Obama administration has repeatedly blocked access to American energy, from the de facto moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico to canceled onshore lease sales. It’s disingenuous for the president to take credit for increased oil production that is the result of his predecessor’s actions, not his own.”

    National Ocean Industries Association Pres. Randall B. Luthi said Obama’s statements contained some inaccuracies. “Most of the current production increase is likely a result of leases that were issued years earlier,” he said. “In fact, most offshore leases, particularly the large producing deep water wells, take years to come to fruition after the lease is issued.”

  4. Production in the gulf actually is 300,000 b/d less than its level before US Interior Sec. Ken Salazar imposed a deepwater drilling moratorium following the Apr. 20, 2010, Macondo well accident and subsequent crude oil spill, he added. “Almost a year later, despite the lifting of those moratoria, we have yet to see one deepwater permit approved for truly new exploratory drilling,” Luthi said. “The approval announced a couple of weeks ago, is the resumption of an existing well that was being drilled a year ago.”

    API Upstream Director Erik Milito made a similar point in a teleconference with reporters prior to Obama’s press conference. “Production levels in 2010 are a credit to the vision of previous administrations, which opened areas to development, and to the men and women of the US oil and natural gas industry who have produced more from our resources than anyone anticipated,” he said.

    The US Energy Information Administration predicted that production declines in the gulf of 240,000 b/d in 2011 and 200,000 b/d in 2012 resulting from the drilling moratorium and the US Department of the Interior’s slow pace in approving offshore drilling permits will cut total US crude production from 5.51 million b/d in 2010 to 5.4 million b/d in 2011 and 5.27 million b/d in 2012, Milito noted. Amid widespread concern over gasoline prices, the economic recovery, and job security, “it is time for the administration to work as a real partner with an industry that is ready, and waiting, to do more, not less,” he said.

    Undeveloped leases

    Obama also said the oil and gas industry holds tens of millions of acres of undeveloped onshore and offshore federal leases. “So I’ve directed [Interior] to determine just how many of these leases are going undeveloped and report back to me within 2 weeks so that we can encourage companies to develop the leases they hold and produce American energy. People deserve to know that the energy they depend on is being developed in a timely manner,” he said.

    “We’re also taking steps that will enable us to gather data on potential gas and oil resources off the mid and south Atlantic [coast], and we’re working with the industry to explore new frontiers of production, safety measures, and containment technology,” the president continued. “We’re looking at potential new development in Alaska, both onshore and offshore. And when it comes to imported oil, we’re strengthening our key energy relationships with other producer nations, something that I will discuss with President [Dilma] Rousseff when I visit Brazil next week.”

  5. Louisiana’s other US senator, Democrat Mary L. Landrieu, and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex.) introduced a bill on Mar. 9 to automatically extend federal deepwater leases of producers who have been unable to develop their tracts because of the deepwater drilling moratorium and permitting delays. “Giving back this time is simply a matter of fairness,” Landrieu explained. “This would be an automatic extension to one year of leases that were already in effect, thus cutting down on paperwork, cutting down on regulation, and giving time back that was taken away from these companies.”

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  6. Anon did a good enough job. Thanks Anon.

    But see all that matterts is that Obama is getting blamed right now. He is the one that stopped offshore drilling. He is the one that has only given one drilling permite since the Gulf accident. And that will show in the future.

    Obama can thank Bush and Clinton for the oil we are getting out of this country now.


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