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NOTSOGRN

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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2013 1:44:14 AM

Libyan oil production is at its lowest level since the onset of civil war in 2011. In Iraq, oil production is down below the 3 million barrel mark for the first time in five months. Much of the region was highlighted in a global security alert issued recently by the U.S. State Department. For struggling OPEC members in the region, the International Energy Agency said oil production from North America was providing relief for the global marketplace. Some U.S. lawmakers have been banging the drum of energy independence amid record-setting levels of oil and natural gas production. While reducing foreign imports is a source of domestic appeal, it does little to address the ripple effects of international turmoil.

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tillandsia
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2013 10:47:56 AM

ok
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daqw
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 10:58:53 PM

Ok
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tomok
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 5:51:41 AM

Here’s Why U.S. Energy Independence Doesn’t Mean a Thing? Crude oil, natural gas, coal and many other carbon fuels will be needed for many years to come, they are Not going away! Take care of the domestic fuel market first and above all else before exporting and selling fuel or natural gas to other countries!
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
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GoGoGoodyear
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 2:38:30 AM


The author of that article is wrong. While more domestic oil production doesn't change the demand for oil from other countries and seems to have no material effect on oil prices in a global market, it STILL means that the US imports less and less foreign oil, which means that US energy needs are less and less affected by political instability in other parts of the world.

Those unstable backwater countries that can't seem to get their political act together are not holding the US over a barrel so much anymore... and that definitely means something!
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RogerB
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 1:11:42 AM

- Very Interesting . . . .








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wshokie12
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 1:08:06 AM

Old.
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JagXKR
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:47:56 AM

Not being a slave to Arab oil is a dream that will have a long term effect. The instabilty in those regions has always made N America a slave to their messed up ideology. Slavery is bad.
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dumba55
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:39:11 AM

knew this alrdy
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huey715
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:36:31 AM

Iam sure the author had no idea what he written about
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jjfisher
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:36:11 AM

Old news...
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TIGERPAW46
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:31:48 AM

Energy Independence from OPEC could have been achieved 2 yrs ago if Washington wanted it. All they would have had to do was stop exporting Diesel & crude oil. They were exporting as much from the USA as they were importing from OPEC.

[Edited by: TIGERPAW46 at 8/20/2013 12:32:40 AM EST]
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jackson661
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:31:25 AM

This may not be correct information...
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gman32MI
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:31:23 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:31:02 AM

Major accomplishment.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:29:17 AM

Too many factors in the equation
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:26:56 AM



This is all political so OBUMA can get Nancy P back as speaker of the House. I hope it neve happens, because will alll be in bad fix if it does.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:26:56 AM

heck with opec let them deal with there own mess we been at there mercy long enough time too cut them loose and get are own country going again
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:25:49 AM

It will mean something if they shut down the Suez Canal.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:24:51 AM

time for that alphabet agency, the IEA, to be disbanded..nobama can then use the money saved on another vacation..
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yakstar
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:23:27 AM

so why bring it up?
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jrschl
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:22:46 AM

Free market will allow greed to keep process wherever they want them to be.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:22:42 AM

Ok
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boatfloyd
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:22:37 AM

Let's hope they don't blow it all up.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:22:12 AM

One again, why must we say again, OIL is a WORLD COMMODITY in a WORLD MARKET.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:21:44 AM

no matter what, world market, they will find some reason to hike the price.. and gas will follow..
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:21:23 AM

Old post!
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:19:45 AM

You say.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:19:18 AM

Old
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KrsnaDragon
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:19:14 AM

Somehow not a very interesting news article.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:18:49 AM

Very uninteresting...
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jkpsr
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:18:04 AM

It is a World market.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:18:02 AM

imports at a new low
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:17:41 AM

lemmings
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jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:17:30 AM

crooks
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jetskijerry
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monopoly
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:16:14 AM

everyone feels the pinch these days.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:15:56 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:15:51 AM

BS ALERT!!!
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N5EXY
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:14:42 AM

Does not mean anything to whom?
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alaric76
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:14:28 AM

this is an absurd statement!
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Tigercat88
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:14:27 AM

We must control our own energy, we must be independent.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:13:37 AM

huh?
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:12:59 AM

I don't agree.
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Just here for the points.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:12:17 AM

In this world everyone and everything is interdependent. Better to call the shots yourself.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:11:06 AM

wont happen anyway
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:10:54 AM

Old news
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rahcat
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:10:50 AM

EIA another worthless government agency.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:09:41 AM

Consumers get !.m.,.,
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PrinceLH
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:09:19 AM

It would change if export tariffs where imposed.
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:09:18 AM

It doesn't mean a thing until the next global war....
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