United States EXPORTS Oil!

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read this morning on Crooks & Liars that the United States exported 1.8 million barrels of oil per day in May 2008.  That’s stunning.  And where did this oil go?  Apparently to the likes of China, Singapore, and even Venezuela!  Venezuela, where gas is selling for something like $.25 per gallon.

Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass) sent a letter to President George Bush last week requesting this practice be stopped. 

This is what happens when we elect Big Oil to the White House.  I have never bought into the lies that we have to begin drilling in ANWR or offshore in order to reduce the price of oil.  And even if it did reduce the price, it doesn’t do squat to move us away from our oil dependence in general.

The next time you hear a politician telling you we MUST agree to offshore drilling, etc., take a look at from whom he/she takes financial contributions.  I’ll guarantee it’s from someone representing Big Oil or Big Oil interests.

From Rep. Markey’s letter:

“This is yet more proof that there are countless efforts America could make to increase our energy independence that dwarf any results from offshore drilling,” continued Markey. “We should be stopping oil exports and increasing the production of renewable energy and plug-in hybrid vehicles, not depend on Big Oil’s offshore drilling pipeline dream.”

One Response to “United States EXPORTS Oil!”

  1. I was shocked at how little attention this got as well. I wrote about this in some detail last monthe here: http://youraveragejoe.wordpress.com/2008/07/31/us-exports-record-quantity-of-petrolium-products-in-may/

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