False Sense of (Energy) Security

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    False Sense of (Energy) Security | RedState

    U.S. Reliance on Oil From Saudi Arabia Is Growing Again
    The increase in Saudi oil exports to the United States began slowly last summer and has picked up pace this year. Until then, the United States had decreased its dependence on foreign oil and from the [Persian] Gulf in particular.

    This reversal is driven in part by the battle over Iran’s nuclear program. The United States tightened sanctions that hampered Iran’s ability to sell crude, the lifeline of its troubled economy, and Saudi Arabia agreed to increase production to help guarantee that the price did not skyrocket. While prices have remained relatively stable, and Tehran’s treasury has been squeezed, the United States is left increasingly vulnerable to a region in turmoil. …

    “At a time when there is a rising chance of either a nuclear Iran or an Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, we should be trying to reduce our reliance on oil going through the Strait of Hormuz and not increasing it,” said Michael Makovsky, a former Defense Department official who worked on Middle East issues in the George W. Bush administration.
     
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    That's OK... We can always for-go dinner in favor of Ethanol when things get really bad.
     
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    “Until we have the ability to access more Canadian heavy oil through improved infrastructure, the vulnerability will remain,” said David L. Goldwyn, former State Department coordinator for international energy affairs in the Obama administration.

    Keystone XL, anyone?
     
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    Iran Weighs Plan to Cause Oil Spill...
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    'Iran considers deliberate Persian Gulf oil spill'
    10/14/2012 : 'Der Spiegel' reports Tehran mulls polluting Strait of Hormuz in response to sanctions; Iran seeks to cut foreign imports.
     
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    Consider this:

    What Energy Problem? U.S. Oil Exports Are on the Rise
    By Stacy Curtin | Daily Ticker – Tue, May 3, 2011 1:44 PM EDT

    Just as the average price for gas is set to hit $4 a gallon this week, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reports February was the third month out of four that the U.S. -- the world's most energy-hungry nation -- actually exported more oil that it imported.

    Link What Energy Problem? U.S. Oil Exports Are on the Rise | Fin - Daily Ticker - US - Yahoo! Finance

    I don't think imports are a problem, cause we're not using all we refine, last year about this time refiend petro products replaced aircraft and the US number one export.
     
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    And bravo to the oil industry for it. :thup:
     

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