Why? We have not built new refineries in many years because congress has passed laws that make them either too costly or impossible to get permits for them.
Will we run out of gasoline and diesel fuel? We will still be able to get gas because other countries are building refineries as fast as they can. They will sell us gasoline and diesel fuel in addition to selling us crude oil. That way they get those high paying refinery jobs in their country instead of in the USA.
Why are gasoline and diesel
fuel so expensive now? The raw material for gasoline is crude oil. The worldwide
market demand for crude oil is up.
Why don’t we drill for more in the
Why doesn’t the President do something? The
Why doesn’t the government do something?
Why can’t we get the big oil producers to pump out more oil? The 12 largest oil producers are not under US control because they are not US companies. The 12 biggest oil producers are countries not companies. They are country owned oil operations in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, and nine other countries.
We have coal why don’t we make oil from our
coal? Because the
What can we do?
Promote alternative fuels like Ethanol and Butanol made from what ever we can grow here to make them.
Promote personal, corporate and government conservation of energy resources.
Write your representatives in congress requesting they undo the harm they have done to the U. S. economy by unblocking oil production and refining.
Vote, support and campaign for candidates who will work for U. S. Energy Independence. Campaign and vote against candidates who have a record of passing laws that are not in the best interest of this country and your bank account.
Stop sending your money and our jobs to foreign countries by buying foreign made products.
Buy U. S. made high mile per gallon cars and trucks.
Buy electric cars that are built in the USA as soon as they are available. Plug into in to the electric grid to use electricity produced from coal mined here.
Become a warrior for
Opinions expressed in the above are mine. Birney Summers.
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