Gas Pains Ahead in 2012?
Pressure mounts on president to open Keystone pipeline
- Duration 7:47
- Date Dec 31, 2011
Pressure mounts on president to open Keystone pipeline
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Talk about a pain in -- dance to start the new year hello everyone I'm Charles Pena for -- and only box on top of my -- going over to top.
Threatening this 2012 by stopping any oil from passing through -- -- -- -- That's fifteen million barrels a day -- -- alone already putting American drivers over a barrel so gas prices climbing isn't time for President Obama.
The ultimate Keystone Pipeline in a -- a potential gusher for our economy.
Just signed David Bell analysts say it's -- that would map the call Matt if there I mean we you know we have another reminder of why we probably need to take.
Our energy into our own hands yet energy security would face eagles' national security in my mind because you know what's going on -- -- right now.
Going 2012 that's one of my big.
You know things like -- blow up in this economy because -- that's strip -- -- gets close 100 dollar oil into very -- we're now paying for a five dollars for gasoline it has slowed down this entire economy.
And they -- weren't getting oil Charles other top seven countries we import our oil from -- -- -- are very unfriendly to -- put it nicely so we're not relying on these countries to.
-- basically run our economy.
So what would we have -- like have you ever looked at the pipelines going across this country they're running as well what we want to we're gonna go like a zillion album already -- Hot iron perplexed by how the president can turn his back on a pipeline project that even the Teamsters and I.
I'm not at.
What -- do it's -- pecking order by environmentalists.
First and foremost unions and then Teamsters when he.
And then the environmental argument doesn't wash because -- -- -- you're gonna ship oil to China where is going to be burned.
In polluting factories when in fact it would be better used here and has sites.
You don't -- we always have a lot of reminders as to why we probably should did get the most we can -- -- domestic supplies and certainly.
Canada being very friendly but should that should that's put additional pressure on -- president to give the okay to the Keystone Pipeline.
-- the president has to look at at -- real realistic situation the environment is incredibly important we love it we want to live on earth.
As long as mankind Basel again.
But right now we need oil and natural gas he's his people is environmental -- are fighting shale gas wherever they -- again they're fighting implied by Merv and again they're fighters -- -- again.
Obama -- to make good -- he -- got to say to the environmentalist look I love you guys you're my Brothers.
I love you like mad but the country runs on energy doesn't run on the hot air spewed out by the environmentalists -- runs on energy.
And we've got to get that energy of people are going to be and what we're gonna give him being a Third World nation let's be realistic mr.
If only it ran on hot at all but there.
Yes well then we could probably you'll country from new show up -- I don't know if President Obama have to make a decision but -- don't have to make a very very soon it's I don't you guys gonna sidestep this one.
Well Charles I I applaud you for trying though link list through whatever the latest wacky comment from a politician in Iran made.
Last week even though.
None of year none of our friends here who agree with the faces wanted to discuss Iran would -- so.
I'll try to discuss Iran review I'm glad that the president isn't gonna make our national energy policy based on what a -- and politicians are trying.
Your question is should -- approve keystone because the Iranians might.
Shut down until they're gone out of -- -- -- -- -- answer -- that is an example there's just -- later as an example of how vulnerable we are.
Two oil shocks from around the world particularly we enemies.
Of a married known that for a long time.
We continue to know it the president in the national security agencies know it -- have a contingency plan for it they're waiting it -- -- -- Halfway and I haven't finished a way to that I think here -- finished I think you're finished I.
I got a bigger than that because the politicians knows -- dominate the right decision are you telling you know what I'm saying.
What I'm saying is is that it's easy for us to say -- this is another example of why the keystone project.
Should be approved and all I'm saying is they have next to nothing to do with each other we can have a conversation about -- -- out.
I don't know I don't want you all that the four of you wanna and that's what's yeah.
How does how does on how does.
A rod and its control over our almost one -- the world oil supply the transportation of it.
And their threat ongoing threats a regime that hates us and the west.
And how does that how -- that not related to us wanting to be more energy independent or at least dependent.
On nations to provide a bit like gusts that provide us with oil and -- did and I cannot talk about related.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Whenever you're ready farming out opt out number I'm happy day yesterday hit it any crop -- at.
I mean everything's related dating you and I are related were appearing on the same television show -- -- and a million at the -- an -- invasion should we have.
Should we have an independent energy policy in North America that promotes North American producers.
Absolutely should we pursue all accredited and -- he -- -- in North America yes.
-- -- on second Matt it seems maybe a little bit Adam contradicted himself.
Because he's saying we should have some sort of Bob woke public will.
Ever thought about -- or a policy I don't think there is an oil policy.
And it does feel like embargo analysts.
Call the shots period no matter what the economic damages to our country -- the only -- possibly have now as we're gonna continue relied on people that don't like us coming out of you know the Middle East and other areas of the world -- it how.
How about Brian not linked -- -- close I might look at Nigeria and we got a lot of will funny Gerri and that's a hot bed for terrorism -- Venezuela.
That is another so in different places that were relying on right now which then.
More importantly you know it the whole job -- energy factor this is national security wondered what.
Yeah Israeli defense couldn't do it all all the oil that's a security issue -- there's EPA fighting like they had to close down oil production in west Texas around Midland -- examined -- -- -- -- and that they're trying to shut that down because of some time you -- lizard and hardly anyone's ever even seen I.
And -- yeah I'm going even.
I have one more thing that is going to be important in this decision making about this case and XL pipeline the price that.
That people pay for gasoline in this country 4150.
Dollars is what the average -- -- paid this year that was a new.
Record and an election year I don't know how you sidestepped tried to do something about improving.
Then the amount of energy that we produce in this country or at least we get from people who like us.
And I -- Adam I gotta go back to -- bulletin date and I think laid it out perfectly it's an economic gets you is an idea idea that we can get this -- -- -- probably neighbor and create amazing about a jobs in this country would just assigning the Paper saying okay keystone let's go forward.
Well I think I think we can have a news alert -- and just gave us a very hopeful data pointed people are spending more than ever on gasoline this year.
The economy's doing slightly better than we might have thought it they have no breath of -- that I -- yeah -- yeah that does make more than fifty yeah.
-- you know gas is more still -- it.
I'm here to question -- -- back sort of -- percent in the last -- not here's the engineer question Matt made it Matt made a very good point that this is the national security issue.
We can spend in sly in some what.
On economic terms when we have national security issues.
That's why there's been a bipartisan approach to alternative fuels that you'll want to have anything to do -- this conversation absolutely you're right we're gonna leave it right there yeah I might have gotten.