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largobob

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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 12:27:12 AM

A few weeks ago, Continental Resources (NYSE: CLR ) applied to export some of its crude oil out of the United States. The company is pushing for America to end its more than 40-year ban on oil exports so that it can get its oil into refineries that can better processes it. While there are a number of positives to be gained from lifting the ban, the recent violence in Iraq reminds us that ending the ban could end up being a very bad idea.
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andy1024
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 10:03:03 AM

Eventually importing/exporting will lose its significance as the world becomes more connected.
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djgunrunner
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 3:21:41 AM

If America wants to out do the stupidity we have already displayed by exporting gas and diesel the exporting crude would be the next big step. Instead of keeping the gas and diesel at home it is allowed to feed the world market and drive our prices up over 200 percent on a good day. So when we hear the profiteers saying that it would do the American economy good to export crude and natural gas it is true But!, it would really stick it to the real Americans.
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NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:06:29 AM


They likely just repeated the press release from Continental Resources Jeff. The same is happening throughout print, web, and video media as proofreading is eliminated to save money.
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 2:58:46 PM

sure wont help americans any
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gbs1
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 12:06:59 PM

I agree.
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Jeff4U
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 11:03:31 AM

CNN no longer proof-reads their own articles?
Do you see anything wrong with this:
"get its oil into refineries that can better processes it."
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reidlej
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 11:02:54 AM

I agree we don't want to export. Less supply in the US tends to lead to higher pump prices. Purely supply and demand.
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Discovery02
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 10:59:12 AM

If we are continuing to pay a premium to IMport oil, it makes no sense to EXport oil.
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johnpuh
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 10:22:21 AM

Do not lift the ban on crude oil exports, and end record exports of refined products.
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dallfo
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 10:07:11 AM

To achieve energy independence we need to...

Ban the export of both crude and refined oil.

Ban the export of natural gas.

Increase the use of our coal reserves, which are the largest in the world.

Build more refineries.

Build more pipelines.

Vote Republican.
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 10:02:22 AM

okay the xl and tell opec to pound sand
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wrunner
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 9:48:30 AM

Keep U.S. oil in the U.S.A.

Keep U.S. jobs in the U.S.A.

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scorpiogg
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 9:37:17 AM

Ok
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dunesfly
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 9:14:50 AM

exporting would be dumb
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merlinCO
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 9:11:50 AM

Nothing is stopping the Chinese from drilling and exporting their oil. Keystone would only amplify that problem.
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EnviroChemist
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 8:58:14 AM

We should impose limits on the exportation of our refined petroleum products as well, to accompany those placed on the imposed on crude oil.
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PhilMils
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 8:21:31 AM

Agreed.

Not only should we not export US crude oil, we should not export any crude oil or refined oil fuel products, no matter what the original source.
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eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 8:17:50 AM

You don't want to depend on oil from the Middle East. Saudi Arabia is stable but Iran and Iraq are bad news.
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brbaritone
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 7:29:10 AM

Thank you! Exporting oil would damage our economy and our security.
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dave27johnson
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 7:00:03 AM

Yes, as bad idea. Keep it local.
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scu227
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 6:50:49 AM

WE NEED TO TAKE CARE OF OUR COUNTRY FIRST
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tim1999
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 6:50:24 AM

Bad idea.
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VMIJim
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 6:47:08 AM

Same old crap, different day when it comes to price increase excuses from speculator vultures & aided by one of the most liberal media outlets, Clinton News Network. Meanwhile, the roller coaster ride of fuel prices under Oblamer continues amid all his lies, coverups, scandals, failed economic & foreign policies, abuses of power, gross incompetence, & major campaign contributions from Big Oil/Utilities. Working class taxpayers continue to be screwed at the pump, with our utilities, & with our taxes while Oblamer pushes his tree hugging, stimulus sucking, union dominated, out of control spending, ultra liberal agenda at our expense. Stop this madness in Nov 14 & start taking our country back before it's too late!
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bruce1156
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 6:27:16 AM

Until we are no longer importing oil, we need to keep it.
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Buckeyee
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 6:18:16 AM

Maybe " Dear Leader " will have to curtail all his numerous free vacations & overseas trips, NA, not him !!
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grandpadon28110
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 5:52:00 AM

yes.
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Ltdc
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 5:40:12 AM

I'm not saying we should export our oil but just think of where we would be if the rest of the world had the same attitude about their oil.
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moenkopi23
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 5:19:03 AM

If one good thing comes from this it is that our collective American memory will get some badly needed refreshing on why we need to be energy independent and why we need to embrace alternative energy sources such as hydrogen fuel cell technology.

[Edited by: moenkopi23 at 6/15/2014 5:19:51 AM EST]
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Amplion
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 4:02:06 AM

I AGREE, EXPORTING OIL HAS ALWAYS BEEN A BAD IDEA !!!
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JohnofGB
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 3:03:19 AM

The only people that would benefit from oil exports is big oil
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Point__man
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 3:01:42 AM

Iraq should be an excellent indication of why our country as a whole should cut back on the use of petroleum as well as not exporting it. The spigots are wide open now and industrial use is at record heights ;)
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deant99
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 2:04:56 AM

It's amazing what can happen when a few noses get out of joint.
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2b0b
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 1:34:22 AM

I think CNN got it wrong again. Didn't Continental Resources apply for a permit to swap some light oil for heavy oil, most probably with PEMEX.
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tbelstone
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 1:32:26 AM

ok
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KAR120CSII
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 1:19:32 AM

Thanks for the article -- yet another reason to keep our oil here and have our refiners in control --
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Bttlecat
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 1:17:30 AM

never has been a good idea
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roadrunnerMO
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 1:13:38 AM

Always think such would be a bad idea.
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 1:06:22 AM

I don't think we'll find out either way any time soon.
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 1:00:32 AM

true that
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toadNY
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 12:54:55 AM

Why are we exporting oil an gas?
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el_fr
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 12:48:29 AM

Let keep our oil
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mwg6275
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 12:47:05 AM

This is what I have already commented. This should put an end to the idea of exporting USA oil.
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hubers00
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 12:36:50 AM

agree
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Pilot925
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 12:34:55 AM

Ok, cool deal.
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jimgraham
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 12:34:43 AM

NO exporting of US crude. NONE....
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pricewar
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 12:29:59 AM

As long as it brings our gas prices down!
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