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U.S. can become an energy export nation

Politico -- Imagine a future in which the United States abandons its tepid policy of inching toward energy “independence” and instead joins forces with Canada and Mexico to become the world’s largest energy exporter.

It could push the Middle East off the geopolitical center stage. Americans would profit from supplying the world energy instead of spending to defend those supplies. The North American energy industry would also bring trillions of dollars in domestic economic benefits and generate millions of jobs.

This felicitous scenario is now possible because the energy world has been turned upside-down. While policymakers globally have focused on alternatives to hydrocarbons, from solar and wind to plant matter, the game-changing technologies that have emerged are in the traditional sectors —


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Submitted Jul 26, 2012 By: angel4me
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 4:40:52 AM

baddog: careful what you wish for. More export means usually higher domestic prices.
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baddog58
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 2:06:00 PM

Let's hope that future isn't too far off!
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 6:48:44 AM

just love the negativity here. I can always count on a dose of politics injected into discussions, whether or not an article is mentioning either party.
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RONALD777
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 6:54:05 PM

Democrats will ensure that this will never happen.
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gravityhurts
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 8:53:21 AM

Not if the EPA and the current talking heads in this administration have anything to do with it.
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carranco
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 9:03:08 PM

We have to get the one out of the way, along with his senate blockers.
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FunMyster
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 7:15:23 PM

ok
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58salty
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 2:17:49 PM

I agree with K9LO 100%.

Keep our oil here, take care of America first
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TRYWI
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 10:32:01 AM

Not new news.
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nichols
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 10:21:49 AM

Biggest hinderance to this is American politics
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ErnieK9LO
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 10:14:56 AM

The US is exporting oil now. Keep it within our borders.
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A2J
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 9:18:20 AM

For now
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 8:23:47 AM

ok
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sljbc475
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 7:41:03 AM

Requires all three nations to agree to this!
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smokinjoe54
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 7:35:02 AM

That could be a good thing.
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OldMan322
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 7:26:50 AM

This is not what Obama and his backers want
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scu227
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 7:21:03 AM

If we stop importing and then only export our true surplus that would be a good thing
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Agarre
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 7:18:44 AM

For now ?
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VPSNC
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 7:17:15 AM

sure, satisfy our demand, then export away!
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doeslayersr
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 6:58:19 AM

Know your history. This great Republic has been exporting energy since before WW II.

Exports are good, they bring $$$$ back into this country.
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brbaritone
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 6:54:23 AM

We are already exporting too much, especially diesel fuel, which causes artificial 'shortages' and supports high prices.
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DozenSpeed
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 6:51:16 AM

Export only what we do not need to import!
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 6:49:51 AM

TAT36. What I am saying is with every step he puts a foot in the gooey stuff and doors remain a mystery.
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 6:47:58 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 6:44:09 AM

Worthy of note at the end of the article ...

"... All this has happened in an environment either hostile to or, at best, neutral toward hydrocarbons.

In hydrocarbon-friendly states, tax coffers are bulging and job markets are booming, largely from production on private and state-controlled lands. Ohio alone stands to reap 200,000 new jobs by 2015 and $22 billion in economic growth. In the Western states, a mere few dozen proposed oil and gas projects could generate 120,000 jobs and $400 billion cumulative benefits over 15 years."

Can you imagine the progress that could have been made if Obama (the HO) were not an obstacle? Vote him out of office in November.
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TAT36
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 6:42:57 AM

cssco - Are you saying it is a long way around the barn and while he may have found the path he has not yet found the door he needs to get through to make us successful?
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cssco
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 6:39:03 AM

As long as the bus driver is wearing his first pair of long pants this wont happen. As you know the current driver can't reach the pedals.
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fxb1
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 6:38:16 AM

That would be nice.
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Jebeahm
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 6:37:03 AM

It already is
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 6:32:31 AM

Outstanding
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 6:30:45 AM

Get a new President first then we might have a chance.
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 6:29:06 AM

ok
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teegeesp
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 6:29:02 AM

At who's expense?
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 6:28:36 AM

A good move .
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Rick52
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 6:28:28 AM

Exporter ??? Why ??? Let's take care of ourselves first..
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bear123FL
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 6:28:10 AM

Do you think we could see oil prices drop to next to nothing?
Let's take care of our own people first for once, or is that to much to ask?
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brbts
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 6:27:23 AM

Let's START with KEEPING IT HERE FIRST! Once we become TOTALLY self-sufficient, THEN we can think about exporting it if we have huge surpluses and reserves. Let all of these other countries fend for themselves for a CHNAGE and see how they do. Unfortunately we still need their oil, which is why our military is there. If we can become self-sufficient and take care of our own FIRST, we don't need them! Makes sense to the average person, but unfortunately politicans aren't average!
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red5529
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 6:27:02 AM

As long as our prices are up, we don't need to export.
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 6:26:19 AM

Past time!
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 6:26:16 AM

Now with obama.
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 6:26:00 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 6:24:55 AM

jimmy544: " In the northleast solar power is becoming cheap enough so most people can afford it."

I wish that were true, but in RI, we are living through a depression where most people are having trouble paying for food, medical care, housing, and many now have no transportation.
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 6:24:39 AM

That will be great.
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 6:23:57 AM

Not if we let the KOOKS drive the bus.
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 6:23:40 AM

In what alternate dimension?
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 6:23:18 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 6:23:18 AM

I have mixed feeling on this, that selling the energy of future generations now.
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tomok
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 6:22:59 AM

US an energy export nation? - never happen! The US imports too much foreign oil and exports the fuel from that oil for sale on the world market. Just try doing this with 'coming out of the closet' Barry in the white house.
Big Oil continues to sell fuel and natural gas on the world market for higher prices, there will be NO price reduction for the cost of fuel or natural gas IN the US. 'Coming out of the closet' Barry will support natural gas and oil production for sale on the world market to pay for his ‘spending gone wild’ addiction and receive the huge federal tax income from oil. Barry's economy is not improving but continues to hurt the population and the job numbers continues to be down – no matter how smooth talking Barry spins those numbers and he can spin them! People will still drive and buy fuel no matter what but it sure helps to have a job too!
The US ‘oil and natural gas resources’ belong to the citizens of this country and are to be used by those same citizens! Speculators, manipulators and the banks continue to unfairly and unjustly make the driving public pay higher prices at the pump for their personal benefit.
How much will gas prices go up and they will rise, the trend is always up with fuel prices. The price at the pump needs to go down to $2/gallon, $3 to $3.50/gallon is Not the new low!
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using other forms of less expensive transportation to lower your cost.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 6:22:28 AM

political...
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 6:22:25 AM

we dont have the kahunas
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