Texas and Louisiana should not have built pipelines to the north and northeast.
Oil producing states should have sold their energy abroad and let the cold- climate states buy energy on the open market.
When relatives moved to Illinois, they were surprised to find their natural gas prices lower than in Texas. South Carolina should not have lower gasoline prices than Louisiana. Oil producing states are treated as colonies to be ripped off by the rest of the nation.
And its something we all want. No its not . The Dems get boatloads of money and unwavering devotion from groups who believe oil is heroin and the only way to get us off of it is to destroy oils viability through high cost and low availability. They believe no matter how much pain it causes, the survival of the planet is at stake. Energy is political power to Obama & the fools who stand with him. Truth and common sense are not relevant to these bastards. The sooner we, all of us, understand we dealing with manifest evil the better. The good of the country may not even be on the list of what motivates these people. In fact, the reverse may be true.
Meanwhile, the Canadians will be piping their surplus oil to Vancouver and the waiting Chinese tankers. Hard to pipeline oil, when it’s already sold and gone.
The solution for the old pipelines ? build new ones next to the old ones.