Posts tagged ‘Petroleum’

July 28, 2013

Environuts Protest Fossil Fuel Aboard ‘Chartered’ Fossil Fuel Yachts

by lewwaters

From the Saturday July 27 2013 fossil fuel protest in Vancouver, Washington organized by the FART’s* (Floating Affluent Recycling Tyrants).

From the description under the video;

Published on Jul 28, 2013 Dateline Sunday July 28, 2013 – Portland Oregon: “How Much Is Enough!?!?” asks Jill MacIntyre Witt, a former Occupier and Certified Presenter for Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project. This shortly after she is caught on tape accepting deliveries and mowing down copious amounts of food aboard “The Gallant,” a private yacht which was one of at least three that participated in yesterday’s environmental extremist protest in Portland Oregon and Vancouver Washington. One of the yachts can be seen in the video spewing diesel fumes and oil pollution into the water. The copious amounts of food were chauffeured to the event by gasoline powered taxicab, and delivered directly to the anxiously awaiting “limousine liberals,” complete with several bouquets of roses. “Down and out” hipsters who were down for the struggle were apparently on the guest list can be seen arriving for the event. A solid four minutes of “hashtag” hypocrisy of the Left. The event was put on by the environmental extremist group “Rising Tide,” and titled “Pacific Northwest Says NO to fossil fuel exports!” Enjoy.

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March 22, 2012

Scapegoats, Lies and Photo Ops Will Not Bring Gas Prices Down

by lewwaters

“The recent spike in gasoline prices following that huge spike in 2007, 2008 is a reminder to Americans that the price of gasoline over the long haul should be expected to go up just because of supply and demand issues.”

The above quote was spoken by Steven Chu, Energy Secretary for the Obama Administration in a March 20, 2011 Fox News interview, clearly acknowledging that supply is a part of why our gas prices have climbed. At the time he spoke that, gas was costing on average about $3.54 per gallon.

One year later the average price of a gallon of gas is $3.88 with several areas of the country exceeding $4.00 per gallon and inching closer to $5 a gallon.

Acknowledging that supply has an effect of how much we pay at the pump, we saw Barack Obama down in Brazil in March 2011 telling the Brazilians, “We want to help you with the technology and support to develop these oil reserves safely. And when you’re ready to start selling, we want to be one of your best customers.”

Months after being inaugurated, with unemployment already well above 9%, still indicating the importance of supply, Obama, speaking of the Saudi’s was quoted, “In those discussions I will be very honest with Saudi King Abdullah with whom I have developed a good relationship, indicating to him that we are not going to be eliminating our need for oil imports in the immediate future.”

Clearly, in spite of growing calls for more alternative energy sources, even though they have been shown to be inefficient, unreliable and overly expensive, Obama and those in power realize that oil remains our most efficient and economical source of energy available. Several past calls have been made for Middle Eastern countries to increase their oil production, increasing supply and bringing prices down.

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November 1, 2011

We Are The 53%

by lewwaters

There is more truth in this one sign than in all of the Occupy anything but a bar of soap protest signs combined.

The problems lie at the feet of Politicians. If you need an example of why, read An Open Letter to the Citizens of Oakland from the Oakland Police Officers’ Association

September 20, 2011

Saudi’s Stifling Ethical Oil Ads in Canada?

by lewwaters

The ad that has the Saudi’s upset?

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February 1, 2011

Senators Cantwell and Murray Fight to Keep America Dependent on Foreign Oil

by lewwaters

After the devastating crippling of America in the 1970’s due to the oil crisis in 1973, when Arabian members of OPEC embargoed oil to the U.S. over our support for Israel, then president Carter signed legislation creating the Department of Energy in August 1977, that was supposed to lessen our dependence on foreign oil imports, amongst other matters.

Ever since, we hear frequently from our politicians how we need to end our dependence on foreign oil, yet our dependence has steadily risen since the Department of Energy was created to the point that we now import some 51% of our needed oil from foreign countries, many hostile to us.

At the same time, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, “we are the third largest crude oil producer” in the world!

We also read, “the U.S. has more than 200 billion barrels of oil and 2,000 trillion cubic feet of natural gas that are recoverable with today’s technology,” in an article in Forbes Magazine quoting a report prepared by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.

The article continues, “That’s more than most OPEC nations. If fully developed, it would be enough to eliminate our 10-million-barrel daily diet of foreign oil for half a century.”

At a time we are so heavily dependent on foreign oil sources and at the same time have a scarcity of wage earning jobs in America, we read of our illustrious left coast politicians, namely Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell joining in with other Democrats up and down the left coast advocating a “Permanent Moratorium” on off-shore drilling?

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