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U.S. Dept. of Energy's insight and direction: missing in action

GasBuddy Blog -- When people who follow the oil industry try to look ahead most of us, I think it’s safe to say, do so with vision that is often predicated on (and perhaps impaired) by powerful assumptions. Commentary on where oil and gasoline prices may be going is easy to find; but what’s difficult is finding credibility that emerges from conviction and that can only materialize when we have proof that our assumptions are correct.

Last month the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Energy Information Administration published its 2012 DOE Annual Energy Outlook & Forecast to 2035. If you're expecting to find insight on how the government looks ahead, you'll be disappointed.

According to the DOE, “the projections in the U.S. Energy Information...


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2012 7:23:30 AM

outlook schmoutlook. My crystal ball is just as good in predicting the way as theirs.
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ok
SkooterG
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 1:36:54 PM

'Insight' and 'government' don't mix.
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This doesn't surprise me......
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 1:19:21 PM

Hmm.
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Yesterday's article, yesterday's news.
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...
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Ok
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 1:04:46 PM

Yesterday's news.
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 1:00:30 PM

In other words, it's worthless.
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 12:59:53 PM

Get Chuck Norris to find them.
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Drill Here! Drill Now! Pay Less!

For all of you doubters who have e-mailed me it doesn't work. Look at the price of American Crude vs. Brent Crude and then tell me that our prices aren't any lower as a result of of drilling on private land in the Dakotas and Pennsylvania!
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 12:50:08 PM

They always make their prognostications in a bubble
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 12:48:30 PM

They have a lot missing in action.
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ok
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yup for a long time know
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 12:39:21 PM

does it surprise anyone
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 12:37:57 PM

Here we go again...
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 12:36:42 PM

definition of oxymoron? U.S. Dept. of Energy's insight.
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 12:36:12 PM

To assume makes an ass of u and me.
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This article is old.
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ok
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 12:34:44 PM

Typical of worthless EIA. Been that way for decades.
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what do you expect of overpaid bureaucrats?
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 12:31:27 PM

Another waste of government money, but it might have created jobs for more federal bureaucrats.
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all of obams's people MIA
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They have no problem burning our money when it comes to not looking for energy.
Kick them out in November!
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 12:28:33 PM

Enjoyed the article.
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Never trust anything from DC
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Need to find a government that works together for the good of the people...then we'll make progress.
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 12:26:39 PM

interesting
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 12:25:53 PM

Good article.
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It's all a farce
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 12:24:05 PM

whatever
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OK
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Ok
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 12:21:43 PM

I am more concerned that gasoline prices have increased more than 30 cents per gallon during the past 3 weeks.
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 12:21:06 PM

How do you predict the unpredictable?
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no kidding
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Another meaningless report at tazpayer expense.
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we hv to believe our judgement.:-)
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 12:14:27 PM

Not sure about anything these days. Articles are easily one sided. Who do we believe?
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This whole article rates a big fat DUH!
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ok
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 12:12:34 PM

FYI
Hads up folks, A storm looks like it's going to form (move into) in the Gulf of Mex. on the 10th/12th of this month and it looks like it can be big enough to effect production. I hope the models back off!
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if all this talk was manure you could grow corn 1 mile high
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I need a shovel to get through this crap!
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2012 12:06:15 PM

Our Govt, look ahead.. More like, they're in over their head.
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Really?
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