Oil prices rising, gas prices soaring, why does obama refuse to allow more drilling and more refineries?

How does refusing to utilize our own resources benefit our nation?

12 Responses to “Oil prices rising, gas prices soaring, why does obama refuse to allow more drilling and more refineries?”

  1. Tom Says:

    Obama stated his intention to drive energy prices to levels painful enough to limit consumption. There will be no effort made to reduce the price of energy in any form. Every effort will be made to tax anything related to energy. The carbon trading scheme is still alive and well. With Jeffrey Imelt at Barry’s side, the price of gas will hit $6. by Independence Day. The solution is getting Barry back to Chicago as quickly as possible. 2012 sure seems a long way off, doesn’t it ?

  2. SCARFACE Says:

    electricity prices will necessarily skyrocket

    same thing with oil

    Obama has an agenda

  3. Shovel Ready Says:

    obama is on the record saying he wants energy prices to skyrocket.

  4. Melissa Me Says:

    Where are you getting this information? You think my company is closing it’s refinery down because of Obama? NO. They’ve been trying to sell it off for about 6 years now, but nobody ever wants it. So, do you really think the demand is there? Or do you not know anything about the oil industry because you work at McDonalds?

  5. Chewy Ivan 2 Says:

    Obama isn’t refusing. Those who meet environmental and safety standards are allowed to drill.

  6. regerugged Says:

    Because he is an idiot.

  7. ndmagicman Says:

    Oil and gas exploration and drilling are going on at high levels. Many western states recording highest ever number of rigs and production. A new deep water permit was just issued for the Gulf that adds to the over 2,000 rigs already operating there.
    And as far as new refineries is concerned it is not a matter of Obama refusing to build any, it is a matter of the industry having no major expansion due for 2010, with the sole project if completed adding 25,000 b/d of capacity in 2010. The U.S. has suffered a drop in demand following the recession and now finds itself with a large amount of overcapacity. In the medium term, U.S. refinery projects are still planned with a focus on equipping refineries with the capability to handle increased bitumen supplies from ramped-up Canadian oil sands production.

  8. Sock Monkey Says:

    We haven’t built a refinery in this country in about 30 years thanks in part to the EPA.

  9. Mexican N Proud Says:

    http://blogs.chron.com/texaspolitics/archives/2011/02/texas_demograph.html

    Looking at population projections for Texas, demographer Steve Murdock concludes: "It’s basically over for Anglos."

    Two of every three Texas children are now non-Anglo and the trend line will become even more pronounced in the future, said Murdock, former U.S. Census Bureau director and now director of the Hobby Center for the Study of Texas at Rice University.

    Today’s Texas population can be divided into two groups, he said. One is an old and aging Anglo and the other is young and minority. Between 2000 and 2040, the state’s public school enrollment will see a 15 percent decline in Anglo children while Hispanic children will make up a 213 percent increase, he said.

    The state’s largest county – Harris – will shed Anglos throughout the coming decades. By 2040, Harris County will have about 516, 000 fewer Anglos than lived in the Houston area in 2000, while the number of Hispanics will increase by 2.5 million during the same period, Murdock said. The projection assumes a net migration rate equal to one-half of 1990-2000.

    Most of the state’s population growth is natural, Murdock told the House Mexican American Legislative Caucus today. About 22 percent of the growth comes from people moving to Texas from other states.

    About 6 percent of the state’s population is not documented, he said.

    By 2040, only 20 percent of the state’s public school enrollment will be Anglo, he said. Last year, non-Hispanic white children made up 33.3 percent of the state’s 4.8 million public school enrollment…

    The state’s future looks bleak assuming the current trend line does not change because education and income levels for Hispanics lag considerably behind Anglos, he said….

  10. Steve M Says:

    He figures that if fuel is too expensive then we will all by the government motors clown car.

    He is hurting ALL Americans the poor even more, but not to worry he only has a year left. He will be voted out with this being an addition to why he lost.

    He is suck a mega FAILURE.

  11. Ozzy Botkins Says:

    High Gas Prices Makes Obama Smile

  12. Blackstroke Says:

    There’s no shortage of oil or gas. The market is fully supplied, there’s no reason to drill or build another refinery. The prices are skyrocketing because of investors pouring in hundreds of billions of dollars into oil. If you can get them to back off gas will go back to $1.00/gallon.