27 Dec '11, 2am

THE POLITICS OF A PIPELINE.

THE POLITICS OF A PIPELINE.

What’s NOT guaranteed with the construction of the pipeline is whether the additional supply of oil will mean lower prices at the pump for American drivers. Oil is sold on global markets. World demand and supply, as well as fear of supply disruption, determines the price of oil. However, the price of refined products, such as gasoline, can be determined by local, regional or national supply and demand. Currently, gasoline is relatively low-priced compared with the cost of oil. Better fuel economy from cars and trucks, as well as a shift away from large SUV’s and light trucks, has eased demand on refiners to the point where refined fuels are now an export item. Exports, no matter where they come from, are good for the U.S. Exports bring new money into the economy. Some portion of the oil sands oil would become exports. This is a point in favor of the pipeline.

Full article: http://www.green-energy-news.com/arch/nrgs2011/20110089.html

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