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    Re: U.S. to Be World’s Top Oil Producer in 5 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Except it is not. The states wouldn't own the corporation, just start and fund it as a non-profit and then get their money back from the economic development loan Strawparty Socialism ain't socialism
    that's massively interventionalist on behalf of the government. but i support the idea completely even if you dont agree with my characterization of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roflpublican View Post
    that's massively interventionalist on behalf of the government. but i support the idea completely even if you dont agree with my characterization of it.
    I have no problem with state owned business enterprises whatsoever. Local governments have been known to create special non-profits they control to do things that the local government legally cannot do, especially when it comes to buying and rehabilitation of decaying property and reselling it as part of economic development.

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    Re: U.S. to Be World’s Top Oil Producer in 5 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    Look, I'm not going to claim to know a lot about this subject because I don't. My point was that the gov't apparently isn't granting permits for new refineries and that maybe they would if said refinery pledged to sell to America only. There's nothing big gov't or central gov't about that. It's merely the gov't giving out a permit that they already give out to existing refineries anyway. I'm not proposing our gov't force them to sell X amount of barrels to them at a certain price or anything like that. They could still sell it on the open market. It just wouldn't be sold to foreign countries.
    So a government limits who a company can sell it's products to - including those in other friendly countries - and that is not 'big government' to you?

    Well, it is to me.

    Or at least, too big for my tastes.

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    Re: U.S. to Be World’s Top Oil Producer in 5 Years

    We will arguably become a competitor for the top producer (not that we have ever been a minority producer), and perhaps we can overtake Saudi Arabia it depends on a variety of things not the least of which is the long term viability of shale reserves of which the easiest are being accessed right now and which have a quick burn rate. But we will almost certainly not become self-sufficient, even when you include an influx of Canadian crude, but we can contribute to the stability of global prices, increase domestic employment, and reap large returns.

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    Re: U.S. to Be World’s Top Oil Producer in 5 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    No, I compared the false premise that we shouldn't engage in healthier living because it's expensive to another false premise that we shouldn't engage in healthier living because it's expensive. A coke bottle is literally more expensive than a meth hit. So which would you rather have?

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    Re: U.S. to Be World’s Top Oil Producer in 5 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    Build refineries, drill holes. Pull natural gas out of the ground.
    Care to back these innocuous words of yours with some facts, numbers and locations?

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    Re: U.S. to Be World’s Top Oil Producer in 5 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    Jesus Christ. You guys have lost it. You have no economic sense whatsoever, do you? Any FREE energy alternative would have an EROEI of infinity, since it's free. People (not just conservative people) will happily take whatever is cheapest.



    What TF is "socio-psychopathic neurosis?" Trying to suddenly be a psychiatrist, are we?
    Incorrect statement

    The US economic system is based upon a protectionist Fascist Corpocratic regime that detests free market discipline.

    This is why the USA follows the corporate profit path.

    OIL implies wars, wars means US corporate profit.

    Nuclear energy is the most expensive, most unclean and most dangerous energy forms and yet the US pursues it with its corporate fascist model in the most violent manner

    Are you aware that you cannot INSURE any nuclear power plant anywhere in the world?

    So your CHEAPEST option scenario is kind of a silly statement isnt it?

    Perhaps you need to read up some more on what your fascist US corpocracy stands for and what it is doing domestically and globally before you attempt to engage in discoursal banter in here

    cheers

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    Re: U.S. to Be World’s Top Oil Producer in 5 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by Klown View Post

    Are you aware that you cannot INSURE any nuclear power plant anywhere in the world?
    That isn't exactly true.
    NRC: Fact Sheet on Nuclear Insurance and Disaster Relief Funds

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    Re: U.S. to Be World’s Top Oil Producer in 5 Years

    Industry analysts and players have been quietly wondering for a little while now if the reticence and slow pace of approving new LNG terminals is a subtle form of protectionism to keep domestic natural gas and consequently electricity rates low. A few Congressman like Ed Markey in Massachusetts have been directly attacking the approval of new export licenses, but they have been voices in the wilderness so far. With the late support from President Obama in the last election cycle it seems more favorable that approval will go forward but its still uncertain.

    But yes, of course exporting natural gas will cause a rise in prices since right now the US is a massively oversupplied and almost air-tight market. However it also stimulates efforts to expand gas exploration and production and prevents industries from ramping down production and expansion due to an ultra-cheap and oversupplied market. Moreover it provides important revenue generation for the US, spurs further energy innovation, and creates jobs in a new and expanding industry. Moreover expanding natural gas production from shale reserves and hydrofracking also increases, at least for the foreseeable future, crude production due to the associated exploitation of light tight crude deposits.

    We might even hit the holy grail and discover an innovative way to approach oil shale and actually make it economical and commercial. But we'll see.

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