Setting the course for lower gas prices
Is U.S. sitting on viable energy sources?
- Duration 5:19
- Date Mar 26, 2012
Is U.S. sitting on viable energy sources?
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All right now a dime away from the national average for gas hitting four bucks a gallon prices already jumping nearly 20% so far this year to the guy.
Who's trying to reverse that -- energy tycoon Boone Pickens.
-- what's the one thing you would do right now to at least set the course and a different -- Set the course on energy -- In a different directs of these prices -- well.
Well but in the other the cheapest.
Energy in the world United States.
I mean -- our gasoline prices have what it is in Europe.
And all prices are twenty dollars a barrel cheaper -- United States.
And natural gas prices are unbelievably low.
Natural gas station two dollars and thirty stance in Beijing is sixteen dollars fifteen the mideast thirteen in Europe.
So we're sitting on the cheapest energy -- -- and you know we're kind of -- with a -- on her shoulder.
So if we're sitting -- all this -- the -- you hear from other.
Critics of the president is that he's got to be open and up to more drilling more fossil fuels -- it's -- -- use it.
That's -- do it but you're not Vienna.
The price for gasoline globally is a good prize.
And you know here we are.
It I don't wanna be repetitious on the point that.
We've got -- -- energy in America.
And but but what what I wanted to do -- get you know our -- duty trucks on natural gas.
You do that there's eight million -- and if we had those eight million trucks on natural gas that we can do it.
In less than five years that would be three million barrels oil a day so that 60% of what we import from OPEC.
That's what you've got to do is stop -- OPEC calling the and you quit the money to the Taliban.
Were paying for both sides of the war.
I'm trying to get something more done than just a cheaper -- for gasoline.
So would that mean ruling out as the president has you know some of the screen technology and -- it's -- -- course not those -- resource is that we need to develop over time.
Get on your own resource is in America and your economy will recover there is in a country in the world it's on their own resources.
That isn't doing well.
As long -- going to be dependent on the -- for your all your economy is gonna struggle and I can tell you OPEC sets the prize for gasoline.
I understand -- I UNC I understand -- you're -- you're you you would support that there.
The president's efforts then he says go for everything his critics say everything but when it comes to.
Of -- is that sort of being here you you say they're wrong in the president's right on the.
Now I'm telling you that the wind and solar you can't make it work because it's too expediency.
And so attack in time that will they'll all those will come into focus I would wanna go out spend a lot of money right now on developing.
Something it was on economic.
And that you know get on your own resources that -- -- -- solar are part of those three -- and their day will come.
It's just not now so our date now is natural gas as we have that an abundant supply right.
Yeah how we're you know we're neck deep in natural gas and I get more natural gas United States anyplace else in the world environmentalists say it does well no scenario -- -- -- -- Environmentalists say goes slow going.
We'll go slow I mean it didn't listen -- semi stiff sentences.
Don't do this don't do that it's okay fine what's your idea.
What's your idea -- mean -- if you don't wanna do this tell me what you wanna -- And it's -- sample but I'm not afraid of tracking my god I've -- 3000 wells myself.
And I've ever had a failure yet you get noisy environment let's get -- tell -- how many failures they know about that have happened on -- And they'll talk in vague generalities.
I know what I'm talking about I've been -- before.
So you -- a lot of what we have is right here right underneath our nose so why don't you think we're pursuing it.
Is -- your leadership.
The leadership has not taken you in that direction.
You've never had a candidate says Richard Nixon ran for president Democrat or Bogut hadn't told you that if you elect -- -- That they knew we would be energy independent.
But never do you guys in the media hold them today.
You never asked them later hey how are you coming on your plan plugin that what Obama's they had any -- nominating speech and -- liable way.
He said you elect me and we won't import any off the mideast in ten years will air by understands teen years is beyond his.
His service to the country but you can asking guys come along on the project.
And I've never seen one time that he ever.
It acknowledged -- referred to that statement at the nomination speech aren't on when asked getting any I don't ask him ask some I have the president.
-- thank you very McLemore it's good.
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