Imagine having to bring ice from Nebraska to Alaska. Yet, little North Dakota is producing as much gas as California—and shipping it here!
“A 26,000 barrel-a-day refinery on East Panama Lane is buying large amounts of crude from North Dakota and paying to have it hauled by train to Bakersfield, where it’s turned into mostly gasoline and diesel for the California market.
Bringing more domestic crude into California would reduce the state’s dependence on foreign oil.
Since 1982, California’s use of foreign oil has increased from 6 percent to 50 percent, according to the state Energy Commission. Last year, most of the imported oil refined in California came from Saudi Arabia (29 percent of the state’s foreign oil), followed by Ecuador (22 percent) and Iraq (16 percent).”
Yet, we have massive gas deposits offshore that Obama/Brown and the Democrats refuse to allow us to drill. Were we allowed to drill California would not have a deficit, our teachers and cops would not be pink slipped and our employment would skyrocket.
Why do Democrats hate us so much that want to harm our families, our kids and our safety—just to reach the nirvana of Alinsky/Ayres totalitarianism?
BY JOHN COX Californian, 4/8/12
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“The commission said it does not know how much crude oil arrives from North Dakota.
That’s like selling coals to Newcastle, as the British say. Surely the refinery could find raw material closer to home.
The ingenious part of Kern Oil & Refining Co.’s strategy is, the company turns a bigger profit using midcontinent crude than if it were buying roughly the same grade oil strictly in Kern County.
Strange though this may seem — and people in the industry admit the situation is more than a little odd — there’s every reason to believe other refineries will soon follow Kern Oil & Refining’s lead.
Oil marketer Bob Devine said more California refiners are gearing up to bring in midcontinent crude.”