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Senators Propose Tying Strategic Oil Reserve, Keystone XL

Business Week -- Senate Republicans introduced legislation that would bar the Obama administration from using the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve unless TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline is approved.

The bill, preventing President Obama from releasing oil from the reserve if oil supplies are disrupted, is aimed at advancing Calgary-based TransCanada’s plan to build the project to carry oil to U.S. Gulf Coast refineries.

Asked whether the U.S. might release oil from the reserve to limit a recent jump in oil prices, White House press secretary Jay Carney said the administration never takes “options off the table,” although he had no announcement.

Senate bill S. 2100, is sponsored by Senator David Vitter of Louisiana and Senators Richard Lugar of Indiana and John Hoeven of North Dakota.


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Submitted Feb 20, 2012 By: Martinman
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GDC16ttu
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:31:44 AM

The only good Keystone is the beer, and even that's not that good!
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ntass1
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:30:18 AM

ok
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PrepHermit
Champion Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:30:18 AM

It's a shame that this project has become about politics and not about prosperity.
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tauro514
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:28:20 AM

maybe.
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niceguytx
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:27:38 AM

This is the way the politicians hold us all hostage to politics.
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silverghost2000
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:26:58 AM

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ddkk
All-Star Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:25:05 AM


A CBS 60 Minutes, or maybe NBC report showed the source to be low grade really crappy dirt that happens to contain some hydrocarbons -> 'tar sands' really ?? Ha ! What a joke.

So why is does the TEA/GOP glibly waste its time on this stuff ??

Does it not have way more important issues of importance that could actually create jobs and improve USA security ?
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JunGleJimBo
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:25:04 AM

The pipeline is dangerous. We need alternatives, not oil.

JimBO
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Gascapade
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:24:57 AM

More utterly insipid partisan grandstanding instead of compromising for the good of the American People. Congress should take a good look in the mirror, realize what a complete and utter disgrace they are to our nation and to the memory of our founding fathers, and resign en masse.....
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rjd1608
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:22:56 AM

ok
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BudsterMO
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:18:58 AM

I wonder how much TransCanada has paid the Obstructionist Teapublicans to go after the Keystone XL sour oil sands pipeline?
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flydudemi
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:16:46 AM

douches
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Gascapade
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:15:52 AM

What a complete and utterly imbecilic Capitol Hill clownfest we have posing as our United States governmment.....
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TuanCanCook
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:15:32 AM

Agree with ILANGE9. Politicking is not a good way to govern
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rjhaugh
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:15:28 AM

Last time Obama released oil from the reserves, there was no impact on prices.
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jmg144
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:15:00 AM

The pipeline should be approved.
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bonbon5
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:13:59 AM

oh boy.
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walkit1
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:13:08 AM

$5 gas = Obama gone.
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YodaON
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:12:36 AM

This Pipeline is sure causing a stir
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:12:29 AM

Interesting
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DutchTreatMI
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:11:26 AM

The last time that Obama released oil from the reserves it only hurt the prices.
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ILANGE9
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:10:29 AM

Politics gets in the way of any good decision.

I agree with red5529.
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JCS
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:09:27 AM

Fast track the build of Keystone!
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packards42
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:08:00 AM

Releasing oil to Eruope was joke anyway. we paid to develop this and Obama give it to his friends.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:07:16 AM

Hoow do you spell loser? RepublicanT.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:07:12 AM

Is it really possible for this do-nothing Congress to actually approve and implement anything? I strongly doubt it, no matter how beneficial an approval might actually be. And if so, would the president sign it? Dream on, folks.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:06:38 AM

Political posturing.
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khareabhishek
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:06:02 AM

hmmm
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:05:59 AM

more politics
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:05:33 AM

Just build the darned pipeline
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bodu
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:04:56 AM

"Let's not forget that in 2008 Obama campaigned on raising energy prices -- especially the price of fossil fuels. So this is not unexpected. "

Yep he did say this.
Everyone ignored it.
That is until they had to pay for it.

I really wonder how much a Senator gains for these greedy proceedings.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:04:50 AM

Just do it.
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Wolfwings
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:03:33 AM

I must be missing something here.

If we are EXPORTING more oil than ANY OTHER COUNTRY in the world, why do we need Canadien oil?
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DABEE1073
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:03:25 AM

NO PROPOSALS, NO TALKING JUST DO IT.
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zonkthegreat
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:03:10 AM

And why do we need to build a pipeline for China's oil needs?
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mecforyou
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:02:42 AM

OMG This is go kindergarten. THERE IS NO OIL SHORTAGE PRICES ARE SET NOT BECAUSE OF SUPPLY AND DEMAND BUT BECAUSE WE WILL PAY THAT PRICE.
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jalan25
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:02:39 AM

Releasing oil from the reserves is more symbolic than substantive. It would have little effect long term. Our energy policy is what must be resolved.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:02:13 AM

"Republicans are getting really good at making Keystone a political issue rather than a supply issue."

I believe it's Obama who wants to announce a Keystone decision after the election. Republicans just want it built.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:01:56 AM

No politician ever takes any options off the table it it advances their re-election chances.
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lpatti1
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:01:08 AM

Keep the oil here! STOP ALL EXPORTS!
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:59:43 AM

Is politics getting worse, or am I just paying more attention as I get older and smarter???
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:59:36 AM

Nero fiddles while Rome burns!!
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:59:27 AM

Is a shame Obama is so stupid as to have to have his hands tied to prevent him from picking his sores.

If we don't need XL oil it stands to reason we don't need to tap our oil reserves.
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Rockwoodband
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:58:00 AM

So, he just won't use the Strategic reserve. Obama will not do anything that creates jobs. Ever.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:57:51 AM

The next president has to be someone who can lead and bring parties together. I am sick of these party politics.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:57:27 AM

Once again, just follow the money and you will find the crooks.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:57:02 AM

partisan politics never seems to end ...
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:54:10 AM

I'm split on this one. I believe strongly that we need to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. At the same time, I don't like these political manipulation games. Ultimately what we really need here is a president who will take the obvious right step and just approve the piepline without making it a political football.

I also see the electioneering that's takig place here. With gas prices forecast by many to reach $5 this summer, right before the election, I expect Obama to use every trick available to him, especially releasing oil from the strategic reserve, to manipulate public sentiment toward him before the election.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:52:52 AM

Republicans are getting really good at making Keystone a political issue rather than a supply issue.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:52:31 AM

I AGREE WITH gasrat6083. OBAMA SHOULD LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND IMPEACH HIMSELF FOR WHAT HE HAS DONE TO THE USA.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 9:52:00 AM

More BS
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