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Old 06-04-2011, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Northeast NE
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Yankton Press & Dakotan > News > Federal Agency Shuts Down Keystone Pipeline

A spokeswoman for the pipeline agency said Friday that federal inspectors will closely review repair work done by the pipeline’s owner, Calgary-based TransCanada Corp. The company reported a May 7 leak of about 400 barrels in North Dakota, and a leak of about 10 barrels last Sunday in Kansas.
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Grrrrrrr... and these are the same people that want to build another pipeline, directly thru the Sandhills (read - porous soil!) and across the aquifer! "Don't worry, it's ok - they're responsible people!"
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Old 06-05-2011, 02:52 PM
 
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AP reports pipeline operations can restart | News 5 | News, Weather, Sports for Hastings | Kearney | Grand Island | Nebraska | Local News
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Northeast NE
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Got a telemarketer call today about the new pipeline.
Choices: For, Against, Not sure.

I wanted to know why they just couldn't put it beside the one already in?
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Western AZ
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Impossible at times and extremely difficult at best to explore for more oil reserves in the US. Can't pipe it in... active rig count is down 51% from 30 years ago. Can't figure out why gasoline is nearly $4.00 / gallon. Must be Geo Bush, Dick Cheney and Halliburton.
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Impossible at times and extremely difficult at best to explore for more oil reserves in the US. Can't pipe it in... active rig count is down 51% from 30 years ago. Can't figure out why gasoline is nearly $4.00 / gallon. Must be Geo Bush, Dick Cheney and Halliburton.
It isn't just the rig count that's down - back in the 70's the tree-huggers and the Big Oil companies colluded to pressure Congress to limit the number of refineries in the US. If you have to ship it overseas to refine it - or pipe it hundreds of miles to get it to a refinery - it costs more.

My aunt owned 3 oil wells (danged woman bought a farm and ended up discovering oil on it). Those pumps were steadily pumping until the 70's - when Congress limited them to only pumping 3 days a month. They are still on the property, but became such a liability due to the regulations and oversight that her inheritors sold them and the farm. How ridiculous is that?

Refine it where it is pumped, don't limit the number of refineries, and you'll not only have fuel but jobs all over the US. Then we won't have to worry about thousands of miles of pipeline breaking and spewing oil into our groundwater and aquifers - which is exactly what is going to happen with Keystone. But, hey, who cares? It's just a few farmers and ranchers who'll suffer, not the people who eat the corn, wheat, and beef that those water resources provide.
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Old 09-28-2011, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Western AZ
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It isn't just the rig count that's down - back in the 70's the tree-huggers and the Big Oil companies colluded to pressure Congress to limit the number of refineries in the US. If you have to ship it overseas to refine it - or pipe it hundreds of miles to get it to a refinery - it costs more.

My aunt owned 3 oil wells (danged woman bought a farm and ended up discovering oil on it). Those pumps were steadily pumping until the 70's - when Congress limited them to only pumping 3 days a month. They are still on the property, but became such a liability due to the regulations and oversight that her inheritors sold them and the farm. How ridiculous is that?

Refine it where it is pumped, don't limit the number of refineries, and you'll not only have fuel but jobs all over the US. Then we won't have to worry about thousands of miles of pipeline breaking and spewing oil into our groundwater and aquifers - which is exactly what is going to happen with Keystone. But, hey, who cares? It's just a few farmers and ranchers who'll suffer, not the people who eat the corn, wheat, and beef that those water resources provide.
My post was pure sarcasm Granny, but I couldn't agree more. Because of the classification of so called "stripper" wells, over 200,000 wells were plugged in the state of Kansas alone during that time period... lost production forever.

There hasn't been a refinery built in the US for over 35 years, and many have closed due to increased regs and rules. A company called Arizona Clean Fuels of Yuma has been trying to build a refinery near Yuma AZ. They've been at it for over 6 years, spent over a billion dollars and haven't turned a shovel of dirt. For example: Soil & Veg Impact study 2005; environmental justice assessment 2005; technical support document 2005; air permit summary 2005; air permit 2005; lawsuit by indian tribe 2006; moved proposed site due to lawsuit, start permit process over. I'm surprised they don't just give it up.

In 1981 the price of oil was about $35.00 / bbl and there were nearly 4000 drilling rigs operating in the US. Today the price of oil is north of $75.00 and there are less than 2000 rigs operating due to these same rules and regs.

Today we're importing about 2/3 of our oil. Much of that comes via oil tanker across the open sea and billions of barrels of crude have been spilled using this method of transportation.

Diesel fuel here is $3.79/gallon, which includes $.46 in taxes. Which means for each 52 gallon fill up I pay over $23.00 in taxes.

The answer out of Washington always seems to be more big government, increased rules and regs making it more and more difficult to explore... shut down the permiting process in the gulf, on and on.
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Old 10-02-2011, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Nebraska
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No worries, Michael, I caught that... I was just expanding on a theme! Thanks for your additional...
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Sandhills
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No dang pipe line in sand hills!!!
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Northeast NE
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Why can't they put the new pipe beside the one they just put in?
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