:thumbsup YupIts not just Alaska. There is oil in lots of other places that have a less fragile eco system. They have used the Alaskan example way to much, what about the Dakota example? Claims that North Dakota has more oil than all of Saudi Arabia? I hate to say this, but throwing out examples, and pointing fingers is never going to help the cause. We are destined to pay high fuel prices for eternity. We could have all the oil in the world at our door step, but someone will have their hand in the air to keep that high price...either to afford that ferrari, or there mistress down the street. Times havent changed that much, only peoples ethics.
Both your statements are partly incorrect. Existing refineries have been expanded over the years. However, no new refineries have been built. Mostly because of econuts who lobby to prevent such construction.The oil companies have not added refining capacity in over 20 years. An the government is allowing this.
3. Price of crude does contribute to fuel prices, but what we are seeing is a result of the intentional limit of supply in order to maintain the highest fuel price possible.
Amen Brother!!!!! I say bring the troops home from Iraq, let them kick the s**t out of all the tree hugging green people, then we drill wherever the f**k we want.This country is a joke, the government is pathetic, and all they are going to do is run us into the ground! These people are making us do what we dont want to do...ie. filling a tank of diesel a week for more than what our electric bill is in a month! Taking food off of our familys table, not being able to go anywhere for vacation because we just cant afford it, not being able to go to town and spend a little just because we worked hard for it, THAT AINT FREE, maybe this used to be a free country, but not now, not unless you are a minority. Sorry if I offended anyone, but some things just piss me off and some things need to be said.