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71 Percent Of Voters Favor More Oil And Natural Gas Development

Oil and Gas Online -- Seventy-one percent of American voters favor increased access to U.S. oil and natural gas resources, 90 percent believe more oil and natural gas development could lead to more U.S. jobs, and 87 percent believe it could lower energy costs for consumers, according to a new poll released recently.

"Strong majorities of voters support more domestic energy development, regardless of party affiliation," said API President and CEO Jack Gerard. "And they don’t like what they’re seeing in Washington where development has been slowed or stopped despite millions of Americans still out of work. Nearly two out of three voters believe the nation is moving in the wrong direction on energy."

The telephone poll, conducted by Harris Interactive, among 1,016 registered voters also found that nearly two


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jtravis711
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 5:43:30 PM

The present administration has no energy policy to open up business to more access and therefore no more jobs in this industry. And I do believe that the Obama administration has much of the Keystone project on hold until sometime in 2013, which has opened the door for Canada to proceed with negotiations with China to build a pipeline to the coast of British Columbia instead. We need to be less dependent on others for our energy and more sufficient. We need government to support our technologies and businesses and let us be less dependent on our government. We can be oil independent and natural gas can be a fuel allternitive.
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 2:31:27 PM

BurtB - "But the loony left does not care what Americans want. They know better. They will force you to get with their program, by any means they can. No tactic is off limits. No lie is too ridiculous. No level of cheating is unacceptable."

Except that what most of what most Americans seem to believe on the issue is based on lies and cheating.

We're already pumping more oil domestically now than we have in almost a decade. We're pumping so much natural gas that the selling price is lower than the cost of production for most wells.

And the Keystone pipeline won't produce any significant number of new jobs and will mostly allow the oil companies to charge more for fuel produced from Canadian crude, whatever part of that they don't export.
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BurtB
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 2:14:00 PM

Gnusman53,

When automobile technology was seen by the public as preferable to horse drawn carriages, did you know that Millions of jobs went away?

Are you sad that so many people were fired who made horse drawn carriages, and buggy whips and horse shoes, and Curry combs, and Tack mfg and more.


[Edited by: BurtB at 8/21/2012 3:17:19 PM EST]
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BurtB
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 2:11:51 PM

good post.

But the loony left does not care what Americans want. They know better. They will force you to get with their program, by any means they can. No tactic is off limits. No lie is too ridiculous. No level of cheating is unacceptable.
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 1:59:27 PM

Funny...some of the same people had no problem pulling a "Romney" (firing people)....
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2012 11:50:48 PM

IN fact, both sources are full of the verbal variant of the word that Jocelyn Elders got in trouble for saying years ago.....
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2012 11:48:36 PM

Sad, nothing but bilge....both from the API...and from those kool-aid gluttons posting.
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JoeKR
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2012 3:52:21 PM

This was reposted and is an opinion piece with propaganda verbiage from the Petroleum institute.
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sparky808
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2012 3:11:12 PM

Thank you for posting.
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jethro5000
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2012 12:49:42 PM

and this is surprising??? it seems obvious to me
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kyjlh
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2012 8:10:44 AM

ok
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remay
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2012 7:24:37 AM

Easier said than DONE!
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CrappieFool
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2012 12:13:56 AM

@uptherefiners

Damn! You mean I missed my own #666 message!?!?!?!

Which one was it? I am showing 668 as I write this, so 669 when I post.

No, really! I didn't see it! LOL!

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uptherefiners
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2012 12:02:20 AM

and a couple things for kool-aid drinkers, lazy idiots, and occupy whatever

Warren Buffet Owns Burlington Northern. Burlington Northern hauls 25% of Bakken oil. Does this(not) clear up any question about why our 'president of change' killed the pipeline?

In 1979 the top 1% of income earners paid 18.3% of the total tax bill, by 2006 they were paying 39.1%.
In 1979 the top 10% of income earners paid 48.1% of all taxes, by 2006 they were paying 72.8%.
In 1979 the top 40% of income earners paid 85.1% of all taxes, by 2006 they were paying 98.7%.
In 1979 the bottom 40% of income earners paid 4.1% of all taxes, by 2006 they were receiving 3.3% in direct payment from the US Treasury.
- Phil Gramm, fmr US Sen, October 3, 2011


[Edited by: uptherefiners at 8/18/2012 1:04:05 AM EST]
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uptherefiners
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 11:54:27 PM

took a second...

post 666 huh?(twilight zone music in the background..)

I think we'll get more people on the right, or correct side
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CrappieFool
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 11:43:14 PM

Pelosi is on Jimmy Fallon tonight. Hate the hag, but am about the watch to see how she sticks her ???? in her mouth, yet again. (argh)

The people who keep electing this hack hag are the real enemy of the US.
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CrappieFool
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 11:37:10 PM

"@CrappieFool

pardon me, but my statistical analysis has NO margin of error. I see what the federal gov't can do about creating functional jobs, and don't have to look any further than the USPS and the IRS

hey, the truth hurts

can the panderers be overcome in Nov?"

Well said. And YES, they can. Oops... sounds too much like an Obama socialist label. Oh, what the hell. Forward! Oops again... (snicker)

[Edited by: CrappieFool at 8/18/2012 12:40:34 AM EST]
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uptherefiners
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 11:25:57 PM

@CrappieFool

pardon me, but my statistical analysis has NO margin of error. I see what the federal gov't can do about creating functional jobs, and don't have to look any further than the USPS and the IRS

hey, the truth hurts

can the panderers be overcome in Nov?
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rahcat
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 11:23:14 PM

If Obama gets another four years.......America is SCREWED!!!!!!
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CrappieFool
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 11:14:59 PM

@LanguageMan1

You have to consider the costs involved in the "alternatives". I am all for alternative energy, BUT it will come when it is economically feasible. Not before. Throwing federal money away on it now is and has been shown to be a HUGE waste.

Let the free market work!!!!!!!! DAMNIT!
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LanguageMan1
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 11:11:18 PM

I am one of the people that favor that, but I'm also one of the people that favors we move forward with ALL THE ALTERNATIVES as well.
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CrappieFool
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 11:06:19 PM

@uptherefiners

You forget the margin of error for statistical analysis. Most of the time you will see +/- 3%, so it may in fact already be over the 50% mark.

Of course, these stats include not only welfare recipients, but ALL people dependent on a government check whether earned (paycheck whether earned in reality or not. If you know any government employees then you know that MANY of them sit on their hands and produce nothing. Notice I said "employees" not "workers".) or simply doled out.

The fact is that it will be very hard to take back the country from the entitlement disabled non producing slag in this country. Sorry, couldn't think of a better term for it.



[Edited by: CrappieFool at 8/18/2012 12:09:37 AM EST]
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shores4now
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 11:04:01 PM

right
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 11:03:54 PM

YeahBut - can you convince Bozama?
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treeguy
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 11:03:08 PM

"biased article is biased"

Your redundancy is redundant.
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canfranchiser
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 10:59:20 PM

yup
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mstearno
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 10:56:44 PM

29% don't get it
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 10:54:35 PM

hmm...
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uptherefiners
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 10:51:25 PM

@CrappieFool..btw it's <49% of the population that doesn't pay.

>=50% =socialism

even the ignorant would know better than to be france
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 10:50:37 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 10:47:38 PM

yup shows that the tail is wagging the dog when it comes to our energy policy
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uptherefiners
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 10:47:35 PM

@CrappieFool..10:35:45 PM post sums up the state of the union

but I just cannot believe that the people of this country will not see through the BS and re-elect the clueless speechmaker

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firefly09
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 10:45:56 PM

At least we do not eat oil.
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Number43
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 10:43:48 PM

Drill Baby Drill!
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SavALot
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 10:43:30 PM

Most definitely if it's better for the planet
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abcdMA
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 10:43:19 PM

we need to become energy independent as soon as practical
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CrappieFool
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 10:42:27 PM

@IamwhoIam

Global warming MAY be here, but whether or not we have much influence, if any, is still debatable. If you simply believe the government and MSM, then you will always come away with the view that WE are responsible.

However, do a little more research and you will find that MANY reputable scientists refute the idea that WE are causing this warming. In fact, since 1995 (I think date is correct) NASA has concluded that NO global warming has taken place. In fact there has been Global Cooling.

Sorry for not spoon feeding links, but you got here, so you can look them up yourself if you really want the truth about GW.
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drz614
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 10:40:49 PM

just like the article on coal. when there is an over supply, we will allow it to b sold overseas, which reduces supply available here driving up u.s. consumers cost. does no one else see this?
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cokezero
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 10:40:13 PM

no brainer
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uptherefiners
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 10:39:59 PM


the ridiculous current energy policy is seen for what it is

obozo's leaky boat is springing more holes

fwiw, 9% of 08 obozo voters have said they've come to their senses, and are switching sides

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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 10:39:55 PM

I agree also
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 10:39:43 PM

I agree with knot2swift. We need to find new innovative ways to utilize the abundance of natural gas that the US has and end such a dependence on foreign oil.
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CrappieFool
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 10:37:22 PM

@Mermaan

Biased??? Explain please.
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itsjustme719
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 10:36:51 PM

I don't know how much faith in put in these polls, since I've received poll calls regarding the upcoming election, and I live in Canada.
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IamWhoIam
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 10:36:01 PM

Much better than using coal. Let's face it, Global Warming is HERE in all its total ugliness and unless we get our act in gear rapidly we will go the way of the dinosaurs and much sooner.
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CrappieFool
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 10:35:45 PM

The biggest problem is the vast majority of the electorate is at least ignorant of economics and a large part of that majority is incapable or at least unwilling to inform themselves as to sound economic policies.

It is just "will this help me" without regard to whether it will hurt or help the country as a whole.

Nothing new, but sadly more important today as the shift in government dependents is around 50% or over that mark.

It is hard, if not impossible to support an economy in which more than half of the populace depends on the other less than half to support them. 4 more years of Obama will show you how much this is true and will destroy this country.
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 10:35:22 PM

biased article is biased
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 10:35:19 PM

seem right to me, now if we could only convince the
white.....oh wait, there's an election coming
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 10:33:43 PM

Seems like a common sense idea... to bad the administration tries to claim it makes no sense and were are all wrong. Too bad they are in the pocket of the oil companies and nor reflecting our concerns.
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 10:32:57 PM

Me included.
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