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stpetebp
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 3:03:10 AM

Libya rushed to beef up security at its oil fields and energy firms were considering similar measures in Egypt as Islamist militants threatened to attack new installations in north Africa.

More than 20 foreigners were still being held hostage or missing inside Algeria's In Amenas gas plant on Friday after Algerian forces stormed the desert complex near the Libyan border to free hundreds of captives taken by Islamist militants.

Hundreds of workers were evacuated from a number of Algerian production sites on the border with Libya to safer places in the country's centre and industry experts said that could ultimately lead to lower oil and gas production from the OPEC member state.

Libya and Algeria are Africa's third and fourth largest oil producers with Libya also the largest oil reserve
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SkooterG
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:42:42 PM

Have security at all these places. They can afford it!
Zonk
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:32:04 AM

Drill, drill, drill in the USA and forget OPEC.
crreed1
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:31:30 AM

ok
us4usa
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:31:10 AM

Switch over to NG and tell OPEC to kiss our A$$...
walkerms1
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:25:26 AM

I thought Obama single handedly rid the world of Al-Quieda?
naspa
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:25:07 AM

Horrible situation. I wish Bush used planes to bomb the hell out of al qaeda every day for a decade.
pyndasky
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:22:56 AM

I'm sure production will resume.... way to much cash at risk!!
GasholeMI
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:22:51 AM

Now that our oil and gas fields are producing, let them keep their oil and problems. Just keep Americans out of harms way.
granitestater
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:21:19 AM

imagine staging forces in the deep Sahara.
unicornpmb
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:20:50 AM

A bunch of nuts.
jrschl
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:19:55 AM

What a disaster. And what does this country and its companies do, ship its resources off to the highest bidder.
TonyPSU
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:18:35 AM

lunitics
RAKARWOWSKI
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:18:11 AM

Nuke them from orbit!
heartbroken2010
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:17:13 AM

power struggle.
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:16:58 AM

going up again
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:16:42 AM

Okay
wang91554
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:16:42 AM

but not Nigeria?
regout
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:16:28 AM

Also a yesterday post.
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:16:25 AM

Not good,
yakstar
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:15:57 AM

too much sugar?
Blue_Cruzer
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:14:34 AM

I doubt we will ever see the middle east peaceful.
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:14:32 AM

Ok
BobD2009
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:14:21 AM

The Middle East is an insane asylum.
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:13:54 AM

One idea: Nuetron bomb!
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:13:23 AM

Crazy mess.
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:13:02 AM

Hey just the excuse the oil company's need to raise prices again!!!
obimerrill
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:11:38 AM

Our oil and gas prices will go up...just because!
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:11:20 AM

I'm sure Republican speculators are salivating at the profits they'll make driving up the price of fuel.
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:11:08 AM

I guess mitt4prez is still blaming the president for all that is wrong in the world.
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:07:45 AM

And we will pay for this in America somehow.
mitt4prez
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:07:30 AM

Butbutbut The Won told us alQaeda is so over! The Won GOT BIN LADEN! The Won's gonna change the world! We're gonna get the Republicans andmakethe world love us by bowing to the sheiks and doing all we can to stop development of North American petroleum resources. And if you disagree, you're a raaaaaaaacccccciiiiiissssssttttt full of white privilege.
viperND
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:06:41 AM

crazies
quasar502
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:06:27 AM

Not too surprising.
LostInNY
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:05:43 AM

not a problem
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:05:07 AM

safety first!
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:04:29 AM

Okay!
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:04:14 AM

mox nix
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:02:58 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:02:28 AM

Blahblah
FlyNFool
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:59:58 PM

All the more reason to find our own supply.
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:57:15 PM

i cant understand why people revert to violence, as a means of communication. we all know such acts only give rise to derision and rejection!
john1956
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:56:48 PM

well this is over quite the shootout almost looked like a FBI shootout back in Waco.
pgerassi
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:53:35 PM

More of the same baloney.
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:52:37 PM

Now the Fracking will pay off.
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:51:24 PM

No Worries Mate cuz when those Loonies launch their Dirty Bombs, we all get Fried!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:51:06 PM

It will only get worse
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:48:52 PM

We must explore all possible domestic energy options before it is too late for us.
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:48:08 PM

the middle east has made the wrong turn with no hope of return
NemoIL
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:48:03 PM

No doubt obama will use this as an excuse to undermine the government of Algeria and turn the country over to the radical muslims.
gd83goldwinger
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:44:18 PM

Here we go again.
viperND
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:43:30 PM

lots o crazies
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