WHOO HOO! Keystone to build from Oklahoma to Gulf

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    This is a victory.

    Whoopsies. Meant to hit preview.

    And now of all things the President is "welcoming" this plan.:lol:

    WASHINGTON — U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday applauded a decision by Calgary-based TransCanada Corp. to build the most southern portion of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline as a stand-alone project that does not need U.S. State Department approval.

    "The president welcomes today's news that TransCanada plans to build a pipeline to bring crude oil from Cushing, Oklahoma, to the Gulf of Mexico," White House press secretary Jay Carney said in a statement.

    The plan will "help address the bottleneck of oil" in the U.S. Midwest that has resulted from increased domestic production.

    "We look forward to working with TransCanada to ensure that it is built in a safe, responsible and timely manner, and we commit to take every step possible to expedite the necessary federal permits," Carney said.


    Obama 'welcomes' plan to build southern Keystone leg
     
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    Good. So when do you expect a drop in the price of gasoline in the US?
     
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    They're also planning on re-applying for the original pipeline extention as well.
     
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    The real insult here is that he says "It doesn't need state department approval" when in fact the state department approved the whole pipeline from top to bottom, he is the one who did not sign off on it. What a dick.
     
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    Good for Keystone; not INCREASED PRODUCTION.
     
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    note
     
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    They will get the whole thing eventually and Obama will approve it. Making a political blow-up of this was stupid, now everyone has an opinion and a political stake and will try to horn in on the action. If this pipeline is such a good idea, why did they use it for a cheap political trap for the president?
     
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    This is expected.

    The southern portion doesn't affect the Nebraska water supply.

    As long as Keystone finds a way to get around the Nebraska water supply problem, I'm sure the President will approve the whole thing.

    As far as gasoline prices go, however, the price of gas has risen to where it is because the oil companies have been shutting down refineries left and right.

    Angry About High Gas Prices? Blame Shuttered Oil Refineries - Yahoo! Finance
     
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    With all due respect the high price of our gas (mine too up here) is because of the taxes on it.

    Every time drivers suffer, do you ever see a State government lower taxes to help their citizens?

    Look this issue is right across the globe on taxation on such a necessity. I think when I was checking out the BBC (someone can correct me if I'm wrong) the Brits are currently paying 1.51 pound per liter.

    That's mainly taxation. And it's wrong for any government world wide to penalize their citizens this way.

    Back to the pipeline, I'm just glad that people are going to get the jobs they were counting on.
     
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    That red state of Nebraska is holding up the pipeline?
     

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