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New Technologies To Benefit Natural Gas Adoption

Bill, I'm not sure that some of your assertions are accurate. Can you provide some information on your source material?  (Nov 18, 2011 | post #2)

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US delays massive oil pipeline from Canada

How about some civil discourse here? I'm a very conservative person who does not like the President's policies at all. But I don't believe he's ill-intentioned or evil. Hitler was I'll intentioned and evil. Stalin was ill-intentioned and evil. Obama is just ill-equipped and wrong. We have to stop demonizing each other. Disagreements are fine. Venom is wrong.  (Nov 18, 2011 | post #604)

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US delays massive oil pipeline from Canada

Straw man argument. Refineries can be built that don't violate any EPA regs or US laws. They're being blocked with abuses of regulatory power and political machinations. In other words, completely legal refinery projects are being blocked by folks who think like you.  (Nov 18, 2011 | post #577)

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Despite Keystone controversy, analysts give TransCanada a...

Matt, I'm curious. This isn't big union country. What union jobs would be created by this pipeline going through?  (Nov 18, 2011 | post #5)

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US delays massive oil pipeline from Canada

We have a guest worker program already. Every year hundreds of Africans, Asians, and Eastern Europeans show up in Western SD to work the tourist service industry. Then they leave when it's over. They generally are not treated very well by their employers, from the experiences I've had with them. The people that are coming here illegally don't want to work a season as guest workers and then go back to whatever dump they came from. They want a new life. I'm not supporting illegal immigration at all. I just understand why they do what they do. I think we ought to take welfare recipients and put them to work in the fields to earn their keep. Low security risk prisoners have done and could do the same.  (Nov 18, 2011 | post #560)

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US delays massive oil pipeline from Canada

Make you pour out your mouthwash and shampoo at the airport while you're holding standing in your socks holding your unbelted pants up with one hand. The powers that be don't want our borders too secure. The ag industry needs the cheap labor to pick our crops. As one California avocado farmer's son told me, "You want to stop illegal immigration? Get ready for $7 avocados if you do."  (Nov 17, 2011 | post #533)

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US delays massive oil pipeline from Canada

Sorry, "I think the Keynesianism that both parties embrace as a core economic philosophy is the problem..."  (Nov 17, 2011 | post #531)

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US delays massive oil pipeline from Canada

I think that the Keynesianism that both parties embrace as a core economic philosophy. It's just a question of which interest group gets the funny money that's supposed to "stimulate " things. That is the only difference between Repubs and Demos. Do we throw borrowed money (which has been created out of thin air by a private bank... the Fed and its authorized outlets) at the unions & government subsidy pork programs, or do we throw it at banks, defense contractors, and other corporations? If even one in ten Americans understood how our monetary system functioned, there would be a revolution before morning.  (Nov 17, 2011 | post #530)

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US delays massive oil pipeline from Canada

Yes, all you have to do is get it past the Greenies in the DFL party. I used to live in the Twin Cities. There's a radical fringe there that rivals anything in San Francisco or the East Coast.  (Nov 17, 2011 | post #524)

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LNG Terminal Exports

LNG, What are you wanting to know?  (Nov 17, 2011 | post #2)

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US delays massive oil pipeline from Canada

Woodtick, Apparently it takes a specialized refinery to deal with the tar sands oil. It's so heavy and sludgey that they have to add chemicals to it just to get it to flow through a pipeline. I would imagine that if those refineries could do that now, or could add that capacity in an economic and speedy way, they would get that business. Then the finished products could be piped or petrobarged down the Missisippi.  (Nov 17, 2011 | post #522)

Faith, SD

Any News on the Oil and Gas Situation Around Faith?

I'm kind of curious if anyone has an update on the oil and gas situation around Faith. News came out about a year and a half ago about someone hitting oil while drilling a municipal water well. I heard (thirdhand but from a reliable source) that the Bakken formation may extend all the way to just north of Sturgis and gets shallower as it comes south. What's the latest you've heard?  (Nov 17, 2011 | post #1)

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US delays massive oil pipeline from Canada

There hasn't been a new refinery built in the U.S. in decades for the same reason that there hasn't been a new nuclear reactor built in decades. The Environmental movement has enough leverage to slow the permitting process to a crawl. A company spent 20 years trying to get approval for a new refinery in Arizona and just gave up in the last year or so and abandoned the idea. Let the Canadians build one if they can. That might be a useful addition to the North American energy infrastructure. But I doubt that North Dakota or South Dakota are good spots for a refinery logistically. You'd need to build all sorts of pipelines or some other transportation network to get the plethora of finished products to market. It'd be one short pipeline coming in and ten long ones coming out of the refinery. It's cheaper to have one long one coming in and ten short ones leaving. Therefore it's better to build them closer to larger population centers or else the coasts for ease of shipping distribution.  (Nov 17, 2011 | post #520)