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Slowly, U.S. reduces reliance on Middle Eastern oil

GasBuddy Blog -- In election years there's always lots of rhetoric to consume and some of it may give you indigestion, but this much is clear: energy independence is an achievable goal and it is indeed a political issue too.

But, no matter whether President Obama is re-elected or whether Mitt Romney is elected president, our reliance on foreign oil will likely decline in years ahead.

According to Steve Everly of the Kansas City Star, the two candidates have vastly different ways to get there, and despite the differences both may bring the U.S. closer to energy independence...

Republican nominee Mitt Romney promises to be more aggressive on drilling for oil and natural gas by opening most areas where it is not now allowed...


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Submitted Sep 20, 2012 By: PD
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2012 4:54:49 AM

The question is, has the reduced oil consumption helped the US (and North America as a whole) to stop, rethink and find new ways in the energy sector so that, when the economy gets better again, there will be more effective means?
hok
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mikesr100
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 10:22:06 AM

Obummer is blocking all efforts of Drilling on Public land and will not authorize the Pipeline. Obummer has blocked the Pipeline all His 1st Term!
jrs4125
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 6:48:07 AM

We're headed in the right direction.
remay
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 5:38:15 AM

And is the reduction temporary or permanent? Guess time will tell...
gabisgram
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 5:33:20 AM

Still 3.89 a gallon here.
prcoqui
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 5:23:36 AM

It's a good start.
ricebike
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 5:20:32 AM

Mid East doesn't care if USA buys from them or not... this is a commodity & others WILL buy from them

they're laughing all the way to their mansions
bikerWI
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 5:04:49 AM

If the price remains high we'll keep the demand down.
WR-INC
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 5:03:20 AM

Oil is a global commodity. Someone is buying OPEC output.
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 5:01:52 AM

Got a bridge for sale????????????????????????
germainesr
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 5:01:49 AM

Not sure if it will help prices
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 5:01:38 AM

We may get it from a different source, but the price will be the same.
padlocks2
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 5:00:57 AM

good
warlord1
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 5:00:57 AM

ok
stpetebp
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 5:00:42 AM

We need to use our own recourses
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 4:59:58 AM

Good
tco0102
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 4:59:54 AM

Maybe with natural gas we could someday.
scottydoesnt
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 4:58:43 AM

But yet we are not energy independent.
Petrock
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 4:56:51 AM

I really don't think either's approach will help the price of oil/gas. And no matter what, when the global price of oil goes up the price of domestic oil will also go up.
LeeFree
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 4:55:38 AM

We're getting there but will never be there.
pfone1847
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 4:53:33 AM

About time. We should not rely on them 100%
P H
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 4:50:40 AM

Paranoids disagree!
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 4:50:27 AM

We shall see
PhilMils
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 4:50:14 AM

OLD - the usual stuff by PD.

It isn't more drilling for oil that will lead to energy independence, it's more about what we do with the oil once it is taken out of the ground. The refineries in the NE US don't have access to oil found in North America. All they can get is the imported Brent, which costs about 45 cents a gallon more. That's why I would agree with constructing the Keystone XL pipeline only if it went to the NE US refineries instead of Texas ports.
NAVYHM
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 4:49:18 AM

NOT UNTIL, GREED & DEPENDENCE & MANIPULATION HAS ENDED...
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 4:48:24 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 4:47:52 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 4:45:47 AM

good
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 4:45:44 AM

speculate baby speculate
tc316
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 4:44:33 AM

About time
jeff95519
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 4:43:35 AM

drill baby drill
cheapertvs
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 4:41:53 AM

Generally good news to hear. However, what will this event cost us?
hawkman1950
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 4:41:34 AM

About time also.
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 4:41:13 AM

"Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe." steven chu, obama's energy secretary.

RocketGeek
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 4:39:56 AM

Which approach has a lesser financial impact on the public?
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 4:39:03 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 4:37:12 AM

ok
gobux10
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 4:35:38 AM

K
StrangeLuv
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 4:35:03 AM

Good.
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 4:33:08 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 4:32:16 AM

We need to become oil independent. But, with gas prices at record highs, someone really needs to address this immediately!
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 4:30:46 AM

Good.
neptune2008
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 4:28:12 AM

likely?? we need to GET off BIG oil.....period
Enstein
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 4:24:49 AM

We would do a lot better if the republicans in control of congress could
be forced out. To much bribe money being placed in their pockets by their Arab owners to break away free. Obama will do a little better the next 4 years. The Bush tragedy set us back for years. Obama in 2012.
REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS SUCK.
Tru2psu2
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 4:22:25 AM

We need this!
LogansGasPrices
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 4:22:02 AM

Drill
twobroke61
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 4:21:54 AM

ok
SUPERSTEVIEO
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 4:21:11 AM

get on with the drillings... but continue to put into place alternative fuel sources...
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 4:20:04 AM

They're just buying it somewhere else.
silverfox63
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2012 4:19:34 AM

We are a long way from not relying upon Middle Eastern oil.
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