NYT to Obama: Prohibit Pipeline to Choke-Off Oil Supply

Terence P. Jeffrey
CNS News
3/11/2013

The New York Times published an editorial on Sunday calling on President Barack Obama to prohibit construction of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would bring oil to the United States from Canada–but not to protect a fragile landscape in Nebraska or anywhere else in the United States.

The reason Obama should prohibit the pipeline, according to the Times, is to begin choking off America’s oil supply.

The paper thinks this is a good thing…

…Citing the State Department report, the Times says that refining and using the Canadian oil the pipeline would annually carry would yield about 17 percent more “greenhouse gas emissions” than the average oil now used in the United States.

“And by focusing on the annual figure, it fails to consider the cumulative year-after-year effect of steadily increasing production from a deposit that is estimated to hold 170 billion barrels of oil that can be recovered with today’s technology and may hold 10 times that amount altogether,” said the Times.

In the paper’s view, this is the real problem: The pipeline will increase the supply of oil in the marketplace. According to the New York Times, President Obama should use the force of government to stop that…

…When Obama was inaugurated in January 2009, the average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline was about $1.79, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In January 2013, the average price of a gallon of unleaded was about $3.31

 

Read the complete article at CNSNews.com

H/T Cowboy Byte. Also at the site, Sen. Wyden presses Energy Dept. for info on gas price surge

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) is seeking information about oil and refining market conditions from the Energy Department ahead of a committee hearing on gasoline price increases…

 

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