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Democrats and oil prices-remember Phillips 66?

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  1. Big Heap

    Big Heap TS Member

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    This is a real eye opener, a must read for all voters.

    An excellent read on the oil situation. . .

    Bill Phillips spent nearly 50 years in the US oil and gas industry; most of his career was with the Phillips Petroleum Company. Bill is a descendant of Frank Phillips. Frank Phillips, along with his brother Lee Eldas (L.E.) Phillips, Sr., founded the original Phillips Petroleum Company in 1917 in Bartlesville, OK. Do you remember Phillips 66 gas stations? Phillips Petroleum Company merged with Conoco, Inc. in 2002, to form the current ConocoPhillips oil company.

    So, when Bill talks about oil and gas issues, listen - very closely. You will find Bill's thoughts and facts very revealing, very compelling and very difficult to argue with:

    As you prepare to cast your crucial ballots this fall, please think long and hard about the far-reaching, cumulative effects of the US political philosophies, policies and legislation that have contributed to the current and future US oil supply situation.

    Did you know that the United States does NOT have any big oil companies. It's true: the largest American oil company, Exxon Mobil, is only the 14th largest in the world, and is dwarfed by the really big oil companies--all owned by foreign governments or government-sponsored monopolies--that dominate the world's oil supply.

    With 94% of the world's oil supply locked up by foreign governments, most of which are hostile to the United States, the relatively puny American oil companies do not have access to enough crude oil to significantly affect the market and help bring prices down. Thus, ExxonMobil, a "small" oil company, buys 90% of the crude oil that it refines for the U.S. market from the big players, i.e, mostly-hostile foreign governments. The price at the U.S. pump is rising because the price the big oil companies charge ExxonMobil and the other small American companies for crude oil is going up as the value of the American dollar goes down. They will eventually bleed this country into printing even more money and we will go into runway inflation once again as we did under the Carter Democratic reign.

    This is obviously a tough situation for the American consumer. The irony is that it doesn't have to be that way. The United States--unlike, say, France--actually has vast petroleum reserves. It would be possible for American oil companies to develop those reserves, play a far bigger role in international markets, and deliver gas at the pump to American consumers at a much lower price, while creating many thousands of jobs for Americans. This would be infinitely preferable to shipping endless billions of dollars to Saudi Arabia, Russia and Venezuela to be used in propping up their economies.

    So, why doesn't it happen? Because the Democratic Party--aided, sadly, by a handful of Republicans--deliberately keeps gas prices high and our domestic oil companies small by putting most of our reserves off limits to development. China is now drilling in the Caribbean, off Cuba but our own companies are barred by law from developing large oil fields off the coasts of Florida and California. Enormous oil-shale deposits in the Rocky Mountain states could go a long way toward supplying American consumers' needs, but the Democratic Congress won't allow those resources to be developed. ANWR contains vast petroleum reserves, but we don't know how vast, because Congress, not wanting the American people to know how badly its policies are hurting our economy, has made it illegal to explore and map those reserves, let alone develop them.

    In short, all Americans are paying a terrible price for the Democratic Party's perverse energy policies. I own some small interests in tiny, 4 barrel-per-day oil wells in Wyoming. We have 14 agencies that have iron-hand jurisdiction over us. If we drop any oil on the ground when the refinery truck comes to pick up oil from our holding tanks, we are fined. Yet down the road the state will spray thousands of gallons of used oil on a dirt road to control dirt. When it rains that oil runs into rivers and creeks. Yet a cup of oil on the ground at our wellhead is a $50,000 EPA fine plus additional fines from state regulating agencies. They treat oil as if it were plutonium that has the potential to leak into the environment. We are fined if our dirt burms are not high enough around a holding tank, yet the truck that picks up our oil runs down the road at 60 mph with no burm around it. People wonder why there is no more exploration in this country. It's because
    of the regulators; people who have lived their whole lives doing nothing but imposing fines on small operators like us for doing mostly nothing.

    So, America enjoy your $4.00 per gallon gasoline. Your dollar is now worth 0.62 Euro-Cents. The lack of American production of GNP, the massive trade deficit (as labor markets have moved overseas to fight insanely high union imposed labor costs in America) and the run away printing of money (backed by nothing of value here in America) has caused the dollar to become more worthless on the international market. And that's where our oil comes from. It's paid for with dollars that become more worthless everyday. If we had just kept par with the Euro we'd be paying $62 dollars per barrel for oil (42 gallons) or about $1.50 instead of $2.50 a gallon for crude oil.

    What the US government also does not tell you is that it is the leaseholder and royalty recipient of most oil production and receives 25% of the gross oil sales before we pay for electricity to lift the oil, propane to keep the oil-water separators from freezing in the winters. We pay a pumper to visit each well everyday plus we have equipment failures all the time. We pay for that out of our 75% of gross sales. The government does not share in any expenses to run any production well. So, if the Big Oil Companies are making record profits, then so is the federal government from it's 25% tax on every molecule of oil sold to a refinery in this country. Why isn't the government on the stand for "Record" profits? What you don't see is this 25% of the sales price of crude oil being siphoned away by the government. That money plus the road taxes, state taxes, etc. amounts to over $1 per gallon of gasoline you are buying while the governments only admit to
    about 50 cents per gallon.

    To all you Democrats, when you go vote for your candidate, a blazing liberal like Barrack Hussein Obama or Hillary Clinton, just keep in mind that their liberal spending habits will further decrease the value of the American dollar on the world market and your gasoline costs will hike even higher. As they introduce more give-away programs, raise taxes on everyone to pay people not to produce or work, your dollar will continue to dwindle on the world market and you will be paying $10.00 per gallon at the next election. Cheap hydrocarbon fuel is all over. Enjoy! Enjoy the fruits of your decision to elect these folks when you are there in that voting booth and you stab your pin through a Democrat's name.

    William "Bill" Phillips
     
  2. JBrooks

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    Whatsa matter PTS, can't find anyone to read it to you?
     
  3. bill1949

    bill1949 Well-Known Member

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    He can't handle the truth!...Bill
     
  4. hoggy

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    Maybe he's one of the rich and it just does not matter what gas costs to him.
     
  5. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    PerazziTopSingle, that's pretty hypocritical and illogical.<br>
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    First, you're a hypocrite for whining about opening a subject you don't want to read. So why did you open it?<br>
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    Second, you whine because someone you wasted time reading text you didn't care for, and you demand he post a link. So, just how loud would your whining have been if you had to click the link to see text you didn't want to see? And don't tell us you wouldn't have clicked the link. We already know you succumb easily to post temptation.<br>
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    I have a better idea. Just don't click on threads you don't care about.
     
  6. Tom Strunk

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    The truth is good reading. And I didn't have any trouble "plowing through it", maybe because I don't have attention deficit disorder like PTS above.


    Tom Strunk
     
  7. Brian in Oregon

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    Question, can firearms be taken on Amtrak? Could you take a train to some shoots and then rent a car? Is there any savings over airlines at this point?
     
  8. Dove Commander

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    Go to the web and pull up "American Solutions.com" Vote to drill for oil in thr US. It is a national petition that will be sent to congrss.
     
  9. JBrooks

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    Amtrak doesn't allow firearms. They are afraid you will hijack the train to Cuba.
     
  10. blizzard

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    The last I knew Amtrak was also very expensive.
     
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    not sure why everyone thinks amtrack is expensive. last trip i took in june from s.c. to penn station nyc was 101.00 1 way,couldnt have driven for that price and im sure i couldnt fly for that price.

    bill
     
  12. blizzard

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    Wow! That's not a bad price at all. back in 1991 I knew a guy that I was in college with that would take the train from Utica, NY to Rochester,NY and although I don't recall the price, I do remember the shock of how expensive it was.
     
  13. Tripod

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    Because the liberals in the senate would not let the bill pass. There are some republicans that always voted with the dems on that issue. Mostly northeast senators, plus, I think John McCain, although he has now reversed his position. Its a miracle what $4 gas will do for ones resolve.
     
  14. GunDr

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    It didn't get passed because the Republicans are pussies, and don't fight for what's right!!!! They're a bunch of "hen-pecked husbands"

    Doug
     
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