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DoctorV

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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 6:25:25 PM

Oil production in North Dakota, home to the giant Bakken shale formation, may double to 1.6 million barrels a day by mid-2017, a state official said in remarks shown on video at a meeting on Thursday and received by Reuters on Friday.

[Helms] said U.S. oil refineries only have an additional 650,000 bpd in capacity to take light sweet crude beyond the amounts they are processing now. But that could change as the domestic market gets flooded with light sweet oil produced not just from Bakken but also the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford formation in Texas and New Mexico. "As refiners get a taste for light sweet crude oil, we think there'll be some switching back to light sweet from heavy sour but there's going to be some price turbulence involved in all of that," he said.

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ClarkSC
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 1:16:39 PM

Great.
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amoshins
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 9:34:57 AM

cool.
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scu227
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 9:13:39 AM

Now all we have to do is keep and use it here and say goodbye to OPEC
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 7:45:58 AM

Good news. And Obama is out come 2016.
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EnviroChemist
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 7:29:07 AM

I hope they are correct on their calculations, but only time will tell.
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gbs1
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 7:22:20 AM

WOW, good news.
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FocusST2
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 7:19:38 AM

Let's get it goiing now.
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Rockyguitar
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 6:54:24 AM

Do it! Good news!
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 6:37:45 AM

ok
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Luckylindy
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 4:52:34 AM

Drill baby drill.
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Previvor
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 3:26:17 AM

Lets see
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werich44
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 3:16:32 AM

So far, all of this increased oil production has not reduced oil prices.
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 2:25:27 AM

not fast enough
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 2:10:49 AM

Sounds like we need to build a pipeline paralell to the Keystone XL from North Dakota to the Gulf Coast. The Keystone was for 830,000 barrels a day and N.D. already is producing 875,000 barrels a day now. Since it would be entirely within the US, the parallel line would not need US government approval.
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 1:10:49 AM

More buzz and hype. I'll believe it when I see it.
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KAR120CSII
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 12:57:54 AM

Say it ain't so --
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Jeff4U
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 12:55:53 AM

I don't have much faith in predictions.
Hell, they can't even predict the weather - like the very active hurricane season we are supposed to be having right now. See any hurricanes lately?
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 12:45:27 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 12:39:19 AM

Interesting.
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 12:36:34 AM

Good... now we need to state to act like an oil producing nation.
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 12:31:14 AM

A few weeks ago an article was listed that stated production in North Dakota was slowing down. Glad to see they were wrong.
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 12:20:59 AM

Now if they could transport it to the refineries by pipeline, prices would come down.
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 12:05:31 AM

Hope that brings prices down!!!
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 12:01:17 AM

Great News!
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 11:54:57 PM

Great, go for it!
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 11:49:40 PM

Amazing.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 10:25:40 PM

wow.
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nurdco
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 10:25:39 PM

But NO Return to Customer of LOWER fuel pump prices
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Vetteblu
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 10:22:45 PM

And we'll be paying $5-6/gallon then.
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davenles
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 10:21:46 PM

Price turbulence = higher prices
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 9:56:19 PM

Yippee
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 9:42:13 PM

Dreams are nice.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 9:17:51 PM

Drill baby drill in all of America, tell OPEC to go pound sand and keep the profits in America, this will increase taxes to the Feds.
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mwg6275
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 8:54:28 PM

We do need more refineries. How else can we handle the increase in oil?
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madison8359
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 8:51:03 PM

And will this raise prices?
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comprof
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 8:27:32 PM

WE SHOULD BE BUILDING MORE REFINERIES NOW.
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Snowball2013
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 8:12:14 PM

How will it affect gas prices?
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 8:03:27 PM

Good!
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:59:50 PM

It would be good, If it would bring gas prices down.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:50:44 PM

Less OPEC oil needed can only help
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:26:19 PM

Excellent
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:08:39 PM

Light sweet crude is easier to refine and, if more of it comes from North America, the better we'll all be in the long term: i.e., self sufficiency.
P.S.: Heavier oil is not necessarily sour and the range of refined products differ than the light crude (which can also be sour - i.e., containing H2S).
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:06:57 PM

Great news.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:00:26 PM

Excellent
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 6:49:34 PM

Go NORTH DAKOTA!!

DRILL BABY DRILL!!
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 6:44:31 PM

..."but there's going to be some price turbulence involved in all of that." is the key phrase here.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 6:42:19 PM

how delightful
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