Make up your mind and fast. Did you know this? Did you really want to know this? Or do you really care?
My friend Ron, has provided me with some new material to further expose our current government’s mandates to force us to pay more for gasoline and provide more tax money to waste on government funded boondoggles.
Someday we will hopefully again allow entrepreneurs like Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and thousands of other Americans be free of government strangulation. These are the people who developed products and services without government money, regulations and interference to establish America’s technology leadership. Obama has meddled in private business so intensively, that we are soon going to be dependent on someone else to refine oil and produce plastic products when the EPA bans all petrochemical products. They have the noose around the coal industry in place now.
This Administration has, as it’s publicly stated objective, the conversion of this country from carbon based energy and products to any other form of alternative energy, be it wind, solar or metaphysical!!
The problem is that this country is being held hostage by our own government to transfer our wealth to the Sheiks (OPEC) and despots of the world (Chavez of Venezuela), who control the price and production of crude oil.
My previous articles have documented where this country has hundreds of years of energy within its grasp, in the form of coal, natural gas, oil shale and off shore deposits of oil and those on currently reachable on federally controlled land. If our current government would authorize unlimited exploration and production of crude oil, we would be exporting enough petroleum products to erase the national debt. Unlimited exploration and production of oil would create enough jobs to wipe out all unemployment by the end of this year.
If, the Obama Administration took the shackles off of our entrepreneurs, the US could again become the leader and a significant competitor in the world petroleum market and thereby reduce the cost of energy to US citizens. BUT, that is not in conformance with the Liberal, Progressive, Socialist agenda of the Obama administration.
The news media will not be truthful with the American people and expose the Obama administrations race to stop all petrochemical and refining operations in the US. Coupled with stopping the use of coal to produce electricity, Obama has single handily destroyed millions of jobs in the name of the unions and tree huggers. He is killing millions of union jobs and using the poor union member’s money to put them out of work. It is sad that the unions have provided the funding to force industry after industry to move elsewhere to make what we buy more expensive.
LOOK AT THE FACTS
In 2010, there were 149 operable U.S. refineries with a combined capacity of 17.6 million barrels per day. We have not built a new refinery in over 30 years. In late 2010, early 2011 the Obama steamroller took over.
The US oil refinery industry, without exposure from Obama or the media, announced the closure of numerous US oil refineries. Did you know that we now ship oil to other countries to be refined?
We do so, as we do not have enough refineries to process the vast amounts here and we are barred from building anymore refineries. All refineries perform three basic steps: separation, conversion, and treatment. Simple technology today that was invented by us, but regulated away to save west Texas sand lizards and the leeches demonstrating in our cities.
There are several reasons including technical and economic factors forcing companies to ship it overseas to be processed such as;
1. The crude petroleum is sold to the highest bidder, NOT the nearest bidder. Think China!
2. There are different kinds of crude oil, such as sweet/light and dark/heavy. They have different applications and uses.
3. Different kinds of refining processes are needed to make different products from the crude oil. Petroleum is processed to make lots of products other than gasoline, like plastics and asphalt.
4. Politics, unions and the “environmentalists”
Are you are aware Sunoco, Conoco-Phillips and The HESS Corp are all closing US oil refineries? Not many people are as the media refuses to give this HUGE story coverage. If Americans understood the complete truth to how we are being sold out and enslaved, there just might be the much needed political revolution to turn this country around.
Late last year, both Sunoco & Conoco-Phillips announced plant closings, effecting thousands of workers. Sunoco announced they are completely getting out of the oil industry; closing up shop. They are fed up with the US regulations.
Sunoco is closing its two oil refineries in July 2012 in Philadelphia and Marcus Hook, Pa. Those 2 facilities alone process over 500,000 barrels of crude every day.
Also last year, Conoco-Phillips announced two plant closings for sure in Trainer, PA and Bayway, NJ; the other three plants are undecided as of today.
Conoco also announced they were closing their Alaskan refining facility.
Just a week ago, the US 3rd largest oil refinery owned and operated by The HESS Corp just announced its permanent closure. Costing over 2,000 jobs, and affecting 950 contractors:
Refineries on the East Coast of the US supply 40% of the gasoline sales and 60% of the diesel and other fuel oils. Of that, HALF of that comes from the Sunoco & Conoco-Phillips plant about to be closed.
When Conoco-Phillips announced that it was closing the Trainer refinery, Willie Chiang, then Conoco-Phillips’ Senior Vice President of Refining, Marketing, Transportation and Commercial noted that their decision to sell, like Sunoco’s, was based on unfavorable economics caused by a competitive and difficult market environment characterized by “…product imports, weakness in motor fuel demand, and costly regulatory requirements.”
They are ALL closing up shop due to federal government regulations, union demands and excessive operating costs resulting from myriad of the new regulations.
Then you have the unions, led by a President Obama supporter, Leo Gerard, saying they will close ALL US oil refineries starting today, from east coast to west coast.
The unions are shutting down ports, rail and air across the pond right now……the SAME EXACT thing they plan on doing here. When the ships stop importing, the rails and air stop delivering….how much is everything you consume going to increase in cost? Remember…we are a CONSUMING country, no longer a producing one.
The excessive and costly government regulations on the US oil refinery market have forced companies to re-evaluate the cost of doing business in the US. As a producer, why have operations in the US, where you bleed money via regulations and demands, when you can have refineries built in Columbia, Mexico or Brazil for pennies on the dollar, and less regulations? It’s all business folks …nothing personal. In addition Obama and his miserable Congressional Democrats are giving BILLIONS to Columbia and Brazil to build refineries to process all that oil the US is losing. We are transferring wealth to every country on earth, while destroying our own….all in the name of Obama’s socialist dreams.
When the US oil refineries finally close up shop, who will process all of that oil….and how much do YOU think that gasoline will cost when it’s ALL processed overseas? If you think that gas and energy costs are high right now…….wait 6 months. You haven’t seen anything yet.
How can any company do business with an anti-American, hostile government which is totally out of control? We sit back and watch the mass exodus of industry after industry, LEAVING the US. Are you going to vote for more of this under a Democrat or is it time for a change to sanity and prosperity? We could export people who refuse to work! Better yet we could export Congress and the Supreme Court who are wrecking our freedom!
Thanks Ron for your thoughts and facts…..C Brewer