Tanked Up

Each day in North Dakota, they load up a 104 car tank-train with oil.  Each car holds 70,000 gallons of oil which came out of the Bakken Field which has known proven reserves that exceed those of Saudia Arabia.  This oil then leaves this location and heads south on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railroad for a port in Louisanna.  Please note I said port and not refinery, because you see, all of this oil is being exported oversea’s to locations such as China and India.  Soon, the loading facility will expand, which will when it comes on line, double the export of the oil.

If you ever wondered where it is all going, take another look at the photo above, this year China will be largest automotive manufacturer in the world.  This would be a pretty good indicator why it is you pay so much for fuel, it is leaving the country in a massive flood, one train at a time.

Why do they get priority and you do not?  Simple … They own us.

Do a little research on the country, the numbers will astound you.  China has 19% of the world’s population, China consumes … 53% of the world’s cement, 48% of the world’s iron ore, 47% of the world’s coal and the majority of just about every other major commodity that you can think of.

In 2010, China produced 11 times more steel than the United States.  They recently set a New World Record: China made and sold 18 million vehicles in 2010.  China recently bought the entire rice crop of the country of Brazil, not part of it, all of it.

There are more pigs in China than in the next 43 pork producing nations combined.  A pig produces more waste than a human, something like 8 times more.  China currently has the world’s fastest train and the world’s largest high-speed rail network, along with steam and coal burners.  The largest dam in the world, Three Gorges, ten million people lost their homes when they built this, so big and environmentally unsound the World Bank would not finance it.

China is currently the number one producer in the world of wind and solar power. But don’t use it themselves. While they manufacture 80% of the world’s solar panels.  They install less than 5% and, build a new coal fired power station every week.  In 1 year they turn on more new coal powered electricity than Australia’s total output!!!

China currently controls more than 90% of the total global supply of rare earth elements.  In the past 15 years, China has moved from 14th place to 2nd place in the world in published scientific research articles.  China now possesses the fastest supercomputer on the entire globe.  At the end of March 2011, China accumulated US $3.04 trillion in foreign currency reserves – the largest stockpile on the entire globe.

Chinese consume 50,000 cigarettes every second … They are already the largest carbon dioxide emitter, and their output will rise 70% by 2020.  Of the top 30 cities in the world rated for pollution, China has 28 cities on the list.

 So we’re saving the planet are we, LITTLE Vegemites?

 This so-called green initiative that is being pumped thru the media, is it really going to work?  It will not make one iota of difference what we do or what people anywhere else do for that matter.  As long as you have countries growing and consuming at these extraordinary rates.

Take three carbon credits and a buck sixty-nine to Denny’s and that will buy you a cup of coffee (that is, if there is any left).

OOO

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4 thoughts on “Tanked Up

  1. But despite all this our wizards in Washington will continue to pump out laws and regulation that will strangle our domestic businesses.

    We are the problem. We re-elected every single one of them, and yet we expect a different outcome?????? That’s insanity.

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    • We are clearly the enemy here, we do it to ourselves, just as the piece implies. We continue to elect these do nothing no good bums and we allow them to run freely unchecked and to spend as if there is no day of reckoning, but there will be.

      The treehouse in Belize and eating banana’s is looking better and better with each passing day. Wait until you read the post on Monday.

      DS

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  2. This should put the kybosh on “Drill, baby, drill.” The oil companies drilled in the Bakken and promptly shipped the oil overseas. It didn’t make the price drop one cent here. Huge corporations are not beholden to any country. They are only concerned with maximum profits and owe allegiance to no country.

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    • Sure will. Last data I saw on it, the Bakken Field had enough “proven reserves” to meet our current demand for oil for the next 100 years. Right now, today there is enough oil “above ground in storage” to meet our requirements for 37 years. Yet we are reluctant to build refineries, we do not see the price go lower but instead, higher, and the insanity continues.

      All in the name of what … Now run another commercial boys and tell me how it is that you are my friend in the energy age .. I just don’t get it.

      DS

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