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Old 04-08-2015, 06:20 AM
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I have read that things around the the local oil patch are not looking so good anymore and thousands of workers are laid off now because it simply does not pay to produce oil when its' price is at $40.00 per Barrel versus the old price of $120.00 for a barrel. Things have slowed quite a bit, I have read.
There is so much oil around the U.S. right now that there is no longer a place for it, to store it in. We are swimming in oil. Quite the difference fracking has made? Then; they want to build a pipeline across the middle of the U.S.to bring extra dirty tar sands oil to Texas for the refineries here ? From Canada ?
This is for lining the pockets of the Oil rich in this country through foreign sales. -Just leave it there for later on.- In Canada. There is No need to add to the atmospheric pollution and make things worse and, it would be pumped here for refinement. Did not someone in a tanker spill a bunch of crude in the gulf a just few weeks ago?
Houston is polluted enough right now and there is already plenty of oil already here in the ground in surrounding San Antonio counties and south Texas already.
As Steve Martin famously said in a moment of movie rapture and revelation in "The Jerk" when he accidentally made a fortune , ( a movie quote) which is also very descriptive of the fight for this legislation concerning this oil pipeline.
" It's a profit deal ! "
Just what we need- even more money for the 1% uber wealthy.They need more.

Originally Posted by oilfieldman View Post
if the oilfield were to pick up again you could make 6-7k take home with a class B. but I can't speak for the current climate.
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Old 04-08-2015, 09:23 AM
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Originally Posted by blizzrd View Post
I also don't know about $500 a month for food and groceries.
I can feed my family of four on $500/month. I usually spend about $600/month but I think the extra $100 is mostly junk food that the hubby and kids could really live without. If someone eats a lot of meat and organic veggies, then $500/month wouldn't cut it.
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