New polling shows that Americans don’t support natural gas exports. This is not surprising. Fracking was sold to the American public as our answer to national energy security. Duh.
Little support for natural gas exports, UT poll finds
Posted on April 9, 2013
You know what this means. Don’t you?
You’re going to need some asbestos underwear because fracking’s Joe Camel will start a shiny new ad campaign accompanied by lots of smoke targeted toward our backsides.
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apparently you and others don’t understand market economics. the gas companies have a product they want to sell, here in the US they can’t sell because the price is below the cost of production, but they can sell overseas for a much higher price the results ie profits will be used to expand production here. current estimates are that we have 110 yrs of natural gas reserves. Foreign companies are moving production facilities to the US because natural gas is so cheap and it is used as a feedstock by these facilities ie used to create products.
So does that mean you are FOR leveling the playing field with other forms of energy? I guess you will be for giving the solar & wind industries some of those incentives you receive from taxpayers.
Andy Mechling says
Pak; which part is the part you think we don’t understand?
The Gas Holes can take the idea of energy exports and put it where the sun doesn’t shine!!!!
Texas Widow says
Pak, why so butthurt that some of us care about the world we live in, and not sacrificing peoples’ lives for greed? You must be some kind of monster, to always defend what’s really going on.
elizabeth burns says
America doesn’t own the minerals. The government has no say in who buys and sells gas. Corporations own the rights. Just like we have been importing gas from other countries for decades. How do you think those countries felt? The corporations drill in the cheapest place (with weak governments that they can control) and then sell the highest bidder. We are the cheap place now. We used to be the super power but now we are just the third world country getting exploited. We had our day but times have changed. I don’t even know why they would bother running ads. It doesn’t matter if Americans like it or not.
This is so true. We exploited other countries for their resources, and we still do it!
I still think if enough Americans get engaged, we can fight this back. We are making some progress. Fracking is a household word now and there are many towns with moratoria on drilling.
But, I think the clock is running out on the climate issue and I doubt enough will get involved before it’s too late.
Okay, wait! The government has no say if it’s a free trade country but that is not the case in many/most of the pending LNG contracts. So the DOE and FERC have to approve these permits and enough pressure from us CAN stop or at least delay them.
Here is the FERC process
Here are the projects
Right on, Elizabeth–the U.S. is just a new one in the ‘third world’. The peasants have NO rights or power.