Letter to the editor:

More drilling won’t lower gas prices

Wed, Apr 11, 2012 (2 a.m.)

Here we go again. Drill, drill, drill for more oil. Blame the president for the high prices. Let’s end the welfare tax subsidy for the oil giants. Has anyone heard an oil company executive say, “Let us drill more and the price of gas will come down $2 a gallon, or $1.50 or $1 or 25 cents or even 5 cents”?

No.

As for the big pipeline across the United States, I worked for a major oil company in the product development lab in the late 1950s. We worked to extrude the product from oil sands. It’s quite an expensive process.

If it was an easy or cheap way to do the extraction, why not build the facility in Canada to extract the product from the slurry that will run through the pipeline? Remember the oil mess in the Gulf of Mexico?

Do we want this in the middle of the country?

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