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Old 03-31-2010, 05:43 AM
 
Location: Very close to water
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Good / bad - they should demand that Alaskan's get gas for a fair price if not lower than the -48. Sick of being ripped off in Kenai - raise the price of the exported and lower it for Alaska.
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:53 AM
 
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Prez opened arctic and east coast off shore drilling.
If that is what is really going to happen, it would be good news, albeit too little - too late. However, as with any words emanating from the Great Charlatan's constantly flapping pie hole, you have to read the really fine print to get a hint of what he is actually saying. In this case, for Alaska specifically:

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Study the viability of drilling in Alaska's Beaufort and Chukchi seas -- areas hotly defended by environmentalists -- but issue no new drilling leases in either sea before 2013.
Yay, more studies. Whoopdy f'ing doo.

Getting the Beaufort and Chucki into production ASAP was one of our last hopes for keeping Alaska's economy afloat. Given the long lead time to actually get a field in production and oil flowing down the Pipeline, this could be one of the final nails in the coffin. We face the very real possibility that TAPS could be shutdown within 10 years due to declining throughput. Meanwhile, our vaunted State Legislature has once again dropped the ball this year on legislation that could have modified existing oppressive taxation that is stifling development on the North Slope.

Current projections are that it will take roughly $12,000 in annual income taxes per Alaska resident to replace oil revenue and support our bloated state government at current spending levels (and of course, they only increase spending every year). Hope you are ready to get a second job to pay the salaries of those clowns down in Juneau.

At that point, I'll bet gasoline prices will be the least of our worries.

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Old 04-01-2010, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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Good / bad - they should demand that Alaskan's get gas for a fair price if not lower than the -48. Sick of being ripped off in Kenai - raise the price of the exported and lower it for Alaska.
"If" (doubt it though) Obama was serious about oil exploration and hand stamped all the approvals, it would be about ten years at the earliest before any of that would come to market.

The Democrats and the left have done all they could to ensure that we haven't gone after our own resources for the last twenty years and locked all of the areas up with "Endangered Species", "National Parks" and a host of other scams.

So we are pretty much at the mercy of people that don't like us to supply us with oil...

Not a good thing...
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