Thanks to fracking, America is experiencing a flood of energy supplies and changing the global energy market.
Oil and natural gas supplies are hitting new record highs, in spite of Washington, D.C.
The President and the Democrats are using every trick to shut down or curtail energy expansion in the USA. Between EPA and their never-ending restrictive regulations, and other government agencies trying to invoke the endangered species act to protect prairie chickens and restrict exploration, the President and his followers seem intent on turning off the energy spigot of opportunity for America. They do so under the guise of climate change which the President considers our nation’s number one priority. Most Americans do not agree.
The President refuses to approve the Keystone Pipeline in spite of study after study showing limited to no impact on the environment. Unfortunately, Canada is tired of waiting. They have decided to build a pipeline to the East Coast of Canada, and then ship the oil to the refiners.
With the Keystone Pipeline in limbo, we are shipping oil via rail car. In response, the government has decreed we must “harden” 335,000 rail cars. Specifications are still under development to insure added safety. However, according to the Federal Railroad Administration, 99.997% of potentially dangerous cargo arrives at its destination without incident!
Oil Supplies and the Price of Gas
Not too long ago the anti-energy crowd was stating that the increased supply of oil would not have a favorable impact on retail gasoline prices. Wrong!!!
Here are the facts:
- Gasoline prices have dropped from $4.00+ per gallon to less than $3.00.
- This saves the average U.S. family $1,200 per year!!!
Energy Independence and Politics
Energy independence makes us less vulnerable to worldwide political events. Lower oil prices means less money to support radical groups in the Middle East or to finance Russia’s ruthless expansion into Ukraine and elsewhere.
More people are switching to natural gas to power their cars and trucks. Why? It’s cleaner and less expensive…the equivalent of $1.70 per gallon of gasoline. Commercial truck fleets are among the first to convert. They are running cleaner and saving money by retrofitting their vehicles to burn 60/40 blends of natural gas and diesel.
America’s growing energy supplies plus more efficient vehicles provide the opportunity for energy independence that we have sought since the embargoes of the 1970s.
Lower energy costs mean more jobs and lower prices for American consumers. Plus people are switching to more fuel efficient cars and trucks which further lowers consumption, carbon emissions and costs. That’s a Win-Win-Win!
When you go to the polls November 4th, make your vote count! Support candidates that support U.S. energy opportunities and independence. Doing so will Keep America Great!!!