Mrs. Palin on Energy Policy

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    Mrs. Palin on Energy Policy

    Today, the person who "knows more about energy than probably anyone else in the United States of America" let slip some pearls of wisdom:

    "Of course, it's a fungible commodity and they don't flag, you know, the molecules, where it's going and where it's not. But in the sense of the Congress today, they know that there are very, very hungry domestic markets that need that oil first. So, I believe that what Congress is going to do, also, is not to allow the export bans to such a degree that it's Americans who get stuck holding the bag without the energy source that is produced here, pumped here. It's got to flow into our domestic markets first."

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    Are there such things as export bans on U.S. oil?? I'm pretty sure there are not. Even so, our two biggest buyers of oil, Canada and Mexico, would be unaffected by export bans through NAFTA provisions. Thie is besides the fact that Canada sells us roughly 70 times as much crude oil as we sold to them.

    You would think the 'petro-governor' of Alaska and "the nation's foremost export on energy" [snort] would be well-schooled on such energy policies. She may very well know more than she lets on, but she doesn't show it here. This is, of course, combined with the claim that "AK provides 20% of U.S. oil" [AK oil production has decreased during her administration from 18% to 13% this year.]

    Anyone else like to take a stab at deciphering what she meant here??

    Anyone else think that she might not have any idea what she's talking about?
     
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    Mrs. Palin on Energy Policy

    year 2007 total production 5,064 (annual-thousand barrel per day)
    total offshore 312


    total 5,326

    AK 722 + 252 offshore = 974 ... do the math, ak produce roughly 20% of all US production

    since 2002 US production as a whole was down about 13% but nice little spin
     
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    [Quote]year 2007 total production 5,064 (annual-thousand barrel per day) total offshore 312
    total 5,326
    AK 722 + 252 offshore = 974 ... do the math, ak produce roughly 20% of all US production since 2002 US production as a whole was down about 13% but nice little spin[/Quote]


    "It's simply untrue that Alaska produces anything close to 20 percent of the U.S. "energy supply," a term that is generally defined as energy consumed. That category includes power produced in the U.S. by nuclear, coal, hydroelectric dams and other means – as well as all the oil imported into the country.

    Palin would have been correct to say that Alaska produces just over 14 percent of all the oil produced in the U.S., leaving out imports and leaving out other forms of power. According to the federal government's
    Energy Information Administration, Alaskan wells produced 263.6
    million barrels of oil in 2007, or 14.3 percent of the total U.S. production of 1.8 billion barrels.

    But Alaskan production accounts for only 4.8 percent of all the crude oil and petroleum products supplied to the U.S. in 2007, counting both domestic production and imports from other nations.
    According to EIA, the total supply was just over 5.5 billion barrels in 2007.

    Furthermore, Palin said "energy," not "oil," so she was actually much further off the mark.
    According to EIA, Alaska actually produced 2,417.1 trillion BTUs [British Thermal Units] of energy in 2005, the last year for which full state numbers are available. That's equal to just 3.5 percent of the country's domestic energy production.

    And according to EIA analyst Paul Hess, that would calculate to only "2.4 percent of the 100,368.6 trillion BTUs the U.S.
    consumes."

    Palin didn't make clear whether she was talking about Alaska's share of all the energy produced in the U.S. or all the energy consumed here. Either way, she was wrong."

    - from factcheck.org (http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/energetically_wrong.html)

    Care to link to your source, 'daddy...??
     
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    Mrs. Palin on Energy Policy

    [Quote]

    Care to link to your source, 'daddy...??
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    Daddy never lets us know who's his Daddy.
     
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    Source is from EIA

    look under crude oil production

    14.3% would only be true if you only count oil produced in the US soil .... but you left out the amount of oil produced in AK offshore which if combined would give AK aorund 18.4% of US production (including all offshore drilling)

    AK offshore is still part of her state

    When she talked about energy in AK (everybody know she was talking about oil especially when there this fight going on about ANWAR)
    http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/dnav/pet/pet_crd_crpdn_adc_mbblpd_a.htm

     
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    How difficult is it to say "oil" when you mean oil and "energy" when you're talking about energy? Assuming she knows the difference, she should show it.
     
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    Mrs. Palin on Energy Policy

    Daddy 1 Matty 0

    On this issue, Daddy is Matty's Daddy....

     
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    Sarah Palin is a political superstar. A strong future candidate for President of the United States, regardless of the outcome of this election.
     
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    [Quote]
    Source is from EIA

    look under crude oil production

    14.3% would only be true if you only count oil produced in the US soil .... but you left out the amount of oil produced in AK offshore which if combined would give AK aorund 18.4% of US production (including all offshore drilling)

    AK offshore is still part of her state

    When she talked about energy in AK (everybody know she was talking about oil especially when there this fight going on about ANWAR)
    http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/dnav/pet/pet_crd_crpdn_adc_mbblpd_a.htm
    [/Quote]

    Fair enough...I crossed-up "production" with "supply" like she did, even though it's still not 20%, but I'll concede the numbers.

    In any case, the thread is about her inability to make herself clear when discussing these issues. In the quote at the top, she's mis-stating oil export policy. And, if she means "oil", why does she say "energy"?? These might be only slip-ups for most politicians, but isn't she supposed to be the expert?

    These are important trends: exaggerating her accomplishments, distorting her record, and bending her supposed qualifications to the whims of the GOP. If she's anything more than a political gimmick or prop for McCain, she has yet to prove it.

     
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    Mrs. Palin on Energy Policy

    [Quote]Sarah Palin is a political superstar. A strong future candidate for President of the United States, regardless of the outcome of this election.
    [/Quote] --

    BobinVa,

    It is good to know eventually we'll have her as President for 8 years, and somewhere along the line Bobby Jindal for 8 too.

    Definitely a comforting thought.

    BobC
     
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