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Section A: General News


Letter: Wake up, America; we have plenty oil




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June 25, 2014 | 3,323 views | 17 comments

All the local and major cable news sites have jumped on this false panic over the loss of oil from the Middle East. The United States is awash in its own oil. What the United States does lack is enough oil refineries in which to refine our own oil.

I had to laugh at the new NBC prime time television show that is based on a fictional hospital in San Antonio, which places an oil refinery in San Antonio. We can thank those who believe in so-called global warming for this panic. How is it that in the 1980s, we were taught that we were in danger of another ice age? Now the far left environmentalists have successfully prevented new refineries from being built by threatening global warming.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s website, “The newest refinery with atmospheric distillation capacity greater than 100,000 barrels per day began operating in 1977 in Garyville, Louisiana.” Others have been “upgraded,” but fall far short of our needs, so the United States ships its oil to be refined in other countries.

This has been a problem for so very many administrations. We can’t really blame this on any one political party, but the media crying wolf on the cost of gasoline rapidly rising on a false pretext is just that: False! The lack of true investigative journalism is sorely lacking today, and is compounding the already perilous road we are heading down to self-destruction.

Wake up, America!

LINDA WILLIS-RIOJAS

Somerset
 

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Johnny Partain  
McAllen, TX  
July 2, 2014 9:19am
 
Regarding alternative fuels and power sources, I have a couple of ideas I've already pursued. One project was submitted to the Office of Navy Research and to the DOE in response to their RFPs. My company and I went through ... More ›

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
July 2, 2014 8:39am
 
My Opinion .... You better stop using ice in your green Kool Aid, you know all that global warming. :-)

 
Johnny Partain  
McAllen, TX  
July 2, 2014 8:10am
 
:)

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
July 2, 2014 6:55am
 
Johnny Partain Are you serious ? Continents floating on the rising sea. Well, that eliminates coastal flooding. LOL No reason for the great one to issue an executive order commanding the oceans to start ... More ›

 
Johnny Partain  
McAllen, TX  
July 1, 2014 11:43pm
 
Every politician and respectable scientist knows that to make ice you need to remove the heat from water. That heat naturally ends up in our atmosphere resulting in global warming. Additionally, global warming fuels the rain ... More ›

 
Johnny Partain  
McAllen, TX  
July 1, 2014 11:32pm
 
Unfortunately MyOpinion, good old American know how is log jammed by weak patent law and useless judicial processes. There are individuals and corporations that buy up junk patents for the sole purpose of blackmailing real entrepreneurs ... More ›

 
squawk box  
Pandora, Tx  
June 30, 2014 11:48am
 
High gasoline prices, rail and highway deaths from above ground accidents related to transportation of oil products. Blame the greenies.

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
June 30, 2014 9:12am
 
Hey Grouch....lighten up.....Al and Barry need all those useful idiots. I guess each of us have a purpose.

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
June 30, 2014 5:49am
 
MyOpinion .... Just curious, is there any facts in your list of opinions ? Have you ever considered the possibility that you are being manipulated ? How do you explain all those doomsday predictions that failed to materialize ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
June 29, 2014 4:33pm
 
MyOpinion .... Just read where the sea ice coverage area at the south pole set a record this weekend. Isn't that nice ?

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