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U.S. awash in oil, but global demand drives prices

Chron.com -- At midnight on April 11, a 940-foot tanker maneuvered into the dock at the oil terminal in Valdez, Alaska, carrying an unusual cargo for a returning ship.

Sloshing in its tanks were more than 12 million gallons of Alaskan crude, at least a quarter of the cargo the ship had carried away from Valdez two weeks earlier.

The Alaskan Explorer had sailed to a Washington refinery but was forced to return to Alaska with 300,000 barrels because the onshore storage tanks were too full to accept it, confirmed Anil Mathur, CEO of the Alaska Tanker Co., which owns the ship.

"Not the normal course of business," said John Kotula, one of the few outsiders privy to the incident because of his position as manager of the state of Alaska's environmental office in Valdez.

The tanker's inability to offload


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Submitted Apr 29, 2012 By: angel4me
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jb107
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What we need is more efficient distribution.
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 10:28:56 PM

Supply?
Lack of Demand?
Just keep raising the price to cover the bottom line.
More record profits for 2012.
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O.K.
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We don't need to drill more we need to use what we have more efficiently.
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 10:20:54 PM

And they want you to believe high prices are justified. I say bull!
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OK
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 10:18:20 PM

just more proof that supply and demand aren't making the prices
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Thanks
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 10:11:56 PM

One would think that, if this happens often enough, this crude could be exported, instead of just sitting in storage tanks next to a refinery.

GTH
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Big oil drives prices.
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Herp Derp.
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Bad bad bad.
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Just great
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hmmmmm
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This has to be Obama’s fault some how
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sure
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ok
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We need to continue the development of natural gas vehicles. While the rest of the world burns oil in the global market, maybe we can keep natural gas domestic.
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Unacceptable
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WASTE OF A TRIP!
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great
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The supply is not the problem...
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Just sell the surplus! Think outside the box.
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 9:49:11 PM

OK...
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I never understand this gas business...
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 9:43:03 PM

..and yet the prices stay up.

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k
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The world is going to Hell and we're all in hand baskets.
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 9:40:00 PM

Then why aren't prices dropping faster.
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 9:39:47 PM

Most countries in the World have a Domestic Price and a world price of Crude Oil. This allows them to sell cheeper to their Citizens that the world. Only Greedy Wall Street BUGGERS want to make them the same here in America.
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ok
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Still $4.00/gallon here in SoCal.
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Supply and demand is broken when it comes to fuel.
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It would help if we didn't export as much refined product.
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I tend to agree with "Rancher23".
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Saudi oil is still cheaper, unfortunately. Maybe they'll run dry soon. Then we can sell it to them at double the price.
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Up at the pump again
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Interesting
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Wow!
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The USA has been dealing with the "haves" and the "have nots" for decades. Back then, we could tell the others what to do. Now the shoe is on the other foot and we have become the "have nots"! The Third World countries are now setting the rules for us to follow.
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Doesn't matter how much we conserve now.
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ok
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It's painfully obvious to everyone that Oil prices are manipulated by speculators and Oil companies or else Oil would be less than half the price it is and Gas would be well under $2 a gallon, But Big Oil Exec and Speculators do not want that to happen!!!!!
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If demand drove prices, oil would be under $40 per barrel.
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Yea
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less supply does usually equate to higher prices & who do you think will pay for this booboo?
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another example of gouging. reduce supply.
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Interesting
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 9:05:57 PM

This just goes to validate that they don't care about our own folks here at home, just so much BS.
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No help for the home folks!
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