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HOW MANY TIMES DO WE LET OUR GOVERNMENT RUIN THE ENERGY INDUSTRY?

Every time I watch our own government let the Arabs destroy our petroleum industry it makes my blood boil. Thirty-eight years ago, I was recruited to leave a twenty-seven-year career in the Aerospace industry because of new and unnecessary bureaucratic government regulations. There was a need to awaken the industry to modern Quality System advantages but to single out only selective devices was the typical way our own government plays games with the lives and future of targeted segments of a huge industry segment. Of the hundreds of high-pressure devices used in the exploration and production of oil and gas, this new regulation only involved two devices. The reason was the word “safety” was in their nomenclature. The regulation was titled ANSI/ASME – SPPE-1/2 and only applied to Surface and Sub-Surface “Safety Valves”. The limitation of this requirement only applied to equipment used in US Offshore Waters. To hell with the land environment where most devices should be used.  

Four of the next five years was the most exciting time in my long career in Quality which should be titled “Customer Satisfaction”. I traveled to exotic places like Saudi Arabia and many surrounding countries and many locations in Europe, Scandinavia and many states. Improvements were made in both Safety and Reliability but only in these selective device families that the government demanded. Without boring you the worst spill in history was caused by the failure of a device called a blow-out preventer and a questionable well completion operation. Amazingly the two safety devices targeted by the government are not installed until the well is completed. 

If true experts were allowed to question the millions of regulations imposed by law on industry after industry it would explain why industries disappear like the coal industry under Obama-Clinton. It would also show the public how the Keystone Pipeline fiasco is destroying an industry segment to protect the rail industry and investors like Warren Buffet who is more powerful. Folks, it is time to make the bureaucrats justify the destruction of targeted industries to satisfy the “Tree-Huggers”, the Wall street Barons and the Congressmen who allow these boondoggles and fatten their pockets. Until Trump appeared on the scene, I and I am sure thousands of other Americans had no voice.

I am long retired and live in the forest of East Texas where I watch young Americans grow up and have no jobs. Sadly, they must go elsewhere to make a living before they can retire where they were raised in Gods Country. Most must work in the petroleum industry, many offshore and on the Intercostal Waterway to make a living for their wives and children who can live here. When I read articles like the one below it makes me mad as hell to watch these fine young people manipulated by politicians and they have no voice. Well, maybe they will have if the women and our “Welfare Army” can’t get Hillary the Witch elected for another 4-8 years of mismanaged bureaucracy.  Only “We the People” can stop this destruction of the freest country ever created by people with a vision that has lasted 200 plus years. Please give Trump a chance. Read this carefully before you vote for another Demoncrat.

This was sent by my great friend Ron Jenkins who lives in San Antonio. C Brewer

This a quote from an oil executive in south Texas who was instrumental in developing Eagle Ford Shale Oil Field (a major, new oil field in South Texas). He cites just one critical economic factor that could be extremely detrimental to America’s road to recovery from eight years in the financial doldrums.

“I think I just heard the biggest LIE I have ever heard in a debate. And if Mrs. Clinton really believes what she said then that just shows beyond a shadow of a doubt how ignorant and out of touch with reality and the energy business, she is. She said, and I quote, ” for the first time EVER as a country, we are now ENERGY INDEPENDENT”.

The absolute facts are this:

  1. We use in excess of 18,000,000 barrels of oil every day in this country. Of that total, we IMPORT 10,000,000 barrels every day from foreign countries. A large percentage of that total comes from the Middle East and Mexico.
  2. Over 1,000,000 jobs have been lost, in the past 2 years, in the energy industry because we are so DEPENDENT on foreign oil; they can do whatever they want, price and the supply-side. And, because they know they have us by the throat they can flood the market with low-priced oil for the sole purpose of putting domestic oil and companies out of business. Over 1,000,000 energy jobs were lost and the “ripple effect” from that is millions of other the jobs that directly benefit from a robust domestic energy industry.
  3. The so-called Iran “Peace deal” allowed 1,500,000 barrels of “additional oil” to be sold on the world market. Thus, adding to the foreign oil total and further endangering the viability of domestic oil production companies.
  4. The EPA is strangling the life out of the domestic energy industry. They do this with restrictive regulations and by closing down huge areas of government-owned land, to private energy company oil exploration. The revenue derived by developing those lands would earn billions of dollars annually and truly makes us INDEPENDENT from foreign oil.
  5. Wind and solar are a joke. The projects are only viable, economically, because the government subsidizes every solar panel and every windmill built. If you took all the energy created from wind and solar it would only amount to seven-tenths of one percent (0.7%) of all the energy put into the grid currently. That’s right… less than 1% of our daily energy demand and it costs billions of dollars in government funding!!!

Liberal Progressive policies put more credence on the theory of “man-made global climate change” than on trying to solve our energy DEPENDENCE on countries that HATE us and then use the same dollars we pay them to buy guns, bullets, missiles and bombs to kill us with. They know that our entire country would come to a screaming halt if they quit selling us oil and we lost those 10,000,000 barrels a day that currently power our country.

The media will avoid this issue like the plague because it was such a moronic and out of touch statement, that makes HRC look like she has no idea what’s going on and has no concept of reality. I was absolutely shocked she made such a statement.

We have enough undeveloped, yet known reserves of oil, natural gas and coal, to power this country for the next 500 years, if we only had anyone in Washington that actually knew what the hell was going on in the energy industry, plus the will and power to do something about it!!

Hillary Clinton is a perfect example of the ineptness of our current leadership. So far she has promised a litany of “Free Stuff” to almost every constituency except for the working people who pay the vast majority of US income taxes. Free college education at state universities. expanding subsidized housing and food entitlements, extending welfare entitlements indefinitely and borrowing ourselves into oblivion. She proposes mortgaging our future generations into a financial fiasco that will mirror the failing socialist regimes of Europe, Asia and South America; just to get votes!!

As with this and other revelations of ineptitude, bribery and corruption, at the highest levels in the State Department, Justice Department, IRS and FBI, it is too late for all those voters who have cast their votes “Early”.

I hope we all survive the next four-year ride on the USS Banana Republic.

ANON

WHY HILLARY?

I have always considered myself honest, fair, and considerate but extremely firm when it comes to the law of the land and following explicit rules and instructions. My family and many people who have worked for me would be a chorus to tell you I am “Hard Headed”. I graduated from High School in May 1947 at 16 and I was convinced that I had learned everything possible and I was destined to be a leader.

This time period was focused on finding jobs for the brave young men who were lucky enough to have survived WWII. Finding a job then was about as hard as it would be today so when I reached 17 I joined the US Navy reserve. It took me several months but on March 17, 1948 I was accepted for active duty and I quickly discovered I was not as smart as I perceived. This transition from a boy to a man was expected and accepted as there were zero options. I learned that honesty, fairness, consideration were the rules but the one thing I added to my list was that “Respect” was not an option it is mandatory. I give the US Navy a lot of credit for preparing me to be a success. If I did not have to wear a hat I might have spent my life in the military.

I have had an active life that most people would revere. I have worked and/or visited in 32 countries and 49 states. I have witnessed how people are treated, especially females, as I have had two wives, five daughters and currently nineteen daughters in-law, grand daughters and great grand daughters. If we had an honest media you would see how the Muslims treat women and girls that would make Christians throw up. The media can’t remove the things I witnessed with my own eyes.

I have watched the Democratic Party switch from the conservative political views to the most Liberal-Progressive political party in my 86 years. Texas and most people my age or twenty years younger were conservative Democrats at one time. We did not change but the Democratic Party did.

Folks, someone is going to have to pay for the 20 trillion dollar debt. Hillary has called for another 500,000 Muslims to be dumped into poverty so they will vote for Democrats. We can’t even take care of our veterans who have worse health care than illegal aliens.

Hillary will continue to thwart our energy industry with regulations and end our coal industry entirely. If our government would wake up, the energy industry alone could create at least 500,000 good jobs in less than six months. We have more than enough coal, oil and natural gas to become an exporter in two years. This could ease and reduce the national debt.

Good hard working Americans have watched their jobs disappear, especially after Bill Clinton gave us NAFTA. Why unions can’t wake up and see how the Democrats have systematically caused so many of its members to be without jobs. Why do the union leaders never lose their positions?

If Hillary wins this election she will have everyone on welfare, most Blacks, most union members, the same army of young women who are blind and as many dead people as they can dig up.

I am in my twilight years of my life and blessed to still be here. I can’t believe that females, union members and the black folks are dumb enough to vote for someone who created the poverty and unemployment that plagues America today.

When I do croak the Democrats will not be able to register me to vote by getting my name off of a tombstone. I have chosen to be cremated.     C Brewer September 7, 2016

OPEC – OBAMA POLITICAL ELECTION COMMITTEE!

ObamaPEC for short.

I have recently avoided writing about energy issues as no one in Washington wants the United States to have cheap energy.  The main stream media will never report the facts and sadly blogs, like this one, never reach the people who have the power to force politicians to change. This is really sad as the people who are hurt the most with high energy prices are the middle class and the poor.

Currently Obama and his puppets in Congress tell these poor people that they have no control over energy prices. OPEC sets the price for oil. What they will not reveal is that OPEC has no control over shutting down the most coal rich nation on earth. OPEC has no profit from the continued debacle to waste billions chasing “Green Energy Projects” that fatten the politicians and the banks.

No one, including myself, opposes new technology but it will never happen in private industry with Executive Branch and Congressional manipulation and intervention. General Motors will never be the leader in the automotive industry as long as bureaucrats make both creative and marketing decisions. If the government wants to create new technology itself they need to create another NASA type organization. Establish goals, fund the research and get out of the way. If Obama had been in office along with Polosi and Reid instead of President Kennedy we would still be building a ladder to reach the moon.

Even idiots understand the facts that the United States has more oil, natural gas and coal than most of the rest of the world combined. Even the media knows this but will not report it factually. Obama and company have destroyed the coal industry. They are hell bent on slowing down the natural gas industry with the same regulatory irresponsibility they imposed on the coal industry. They have intensified the effort to slow down the production of oil and with four more years they will regulate it out of profitability.

Has anyone ever wondered why or does anyone really care why we restrict oil exploration? There are three basic reasons why and they are; Bankers and Speculators and OPEC. If the United States ever became energy independent Bankers lose leverage, Speculators will have nothing to manipulate and OPEC will disappear as a world thief. The only people who would gain from this will be the unemployed, the poor, the middle class and the retired Americans.

The others who would be hurt are the politicians who depend on the three sources above to provide money to keep them in power. This brings me to the place to explain my title for this article.

Obama PEC is a play on words I will admit, but try hard to observe what is happening before your eyes dramatically this last week. Oil prices dropped dramatically and no one can explain why. The reason is they do not want voters to know the truth. Guess what, we have a Presidential election in about six weeks if you have been in a coma. Now we are hearing that Obama may tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, to reduce prices. Should this happen to drive down the price of gasoline, it should be a treason level crime. We have no threat to our security which is why the reserve was established. High gasoline prices are a threat for Obama to get re-elected.

The reason that oil prices fell is that OPEC knows that Romney has promised to open several avenues to expand oil and gas exploration. If he does OPEC will slowly disappear as they should have many years ago. Political manipulation is the reason OPEC was born.

Unless your elevator is designed to avoid reaching your brain, any sane person can understand these plain facts. IT IS CRYSTAL CLEAR THAT THE ARAB WORLD IS MAKING SURE OBAMA IS RE-ELECTED. If US dollars dry up, how will they control the poverty that will obviously result? They will lose their palaces, their private planes and possibly see women allowed to vote and be educated someday. Their 72 virgin myths to control the young will disappear.

When or if you ever understand this please explain to me how the young people, the poor and the women elected this admitted Muslim to be President. He is a mere puppet controlled by the Progressive bankers and specifically by George Soros who has destroyed the economy of several countries for his personal gain. With Obama and the Arabs to help him with the destruction of our Republic, it will make him the richest person on earth. One man will control everyone’s destiny. That has to be his dream.

I hope that the young people, the poor and the women who elected him will recall some earlier articles regarding Obama’s re-election consequences. They will impact their future. Remember that most Japanese Kamikaze pilots were children, welfare is not available in Muslim countries and Muslims have no respect for women’s rights.

On top of all of that and all out energy initiative would have created enough jobs and reduced the unemployment that would have assured Obama another term. His cowardly attempt to get enough people on welfare to win will hopefully backfire. In addition he has deeply mortgaged the future of our youth to have to pay for his folly and they gained nothing but debt. They sure can’t find jobs.

C Brewer  

GASOLINE PRICES – OBSERVE OBAMA’S EPA ACTIONS!

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.

http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=8343372 

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. 

http://stillwaterassociates.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=139:us-east-coast-refinery-for-sale-whos-buying&catid=40:white-papers&Itemid=155 

Conoco also announced they were closing their Alaskan refining facility.  

http://www.delcotimes.com/articles/2011/09/28/news/doc4e828f2ba723a246763254.txt 

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: 

http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/16543753/major-oil-refinery-to-close-in-us-virgin-islands 

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.  

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/23/usa-oil-refinery-labor-idUSS1E78M0T620110923 

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.

http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/News.aspx?ElementId=37873cee-2b75-4aa0-86ac-5336e56a4c04 

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.

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003192895784&sk=notes#!/note.php?note_id=145148522268243 

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

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