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Democrats press O. for SPR release

And that leaves me in weird agreement with Mitch McConnell, one of the most objectionable individuals in the entire den of thieves on Capitol Hill:

“The [SPR] is there for an emergency situation. You have to ask the question: If there were release from the [SPR], would it have the desired effect, and how long would it have the desired effect?” McConnell said.

via Worried Dems pressing Obama on gas prices – TheHill.com.



… and India

Via the Energy Export Databrowser:

Also — China’s import picture.



How sanctions against Iran backfire
February 28, 2012, 10:28
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Demand from China
February 28, 2012, 02:44
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via the Export Data Browser:



Chris Cook’s take on oil prices

…has little to do with geology, EROI and all that, and everything to do with manipulation by market players. An interesting take, although I don’t get on board with any analyst that completely ignores an entire wing of the mental hospital of energy ideas.

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2012/02/chris-cook-the-oil-end-game.html



TransCanada will build Gulf Coast leg of Keystone XL
February 27, 2012, 18:26
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Doesn’t need fed approval for that.

TransCanada said Monday that a 700,000 barrel-per-day Gulf Coast leg originally part of the Alberta-to-Texas Keystone XL proposal is now a separate $2.3-billion US project that doesn’t require a cross-border presidential permit. Obama denied Keystone XL a construction permit in January, following a delay of the project last November caused by an extension of U.S. environmental review.

The link between an oversupplied Oklahoma oil storage hub and the world’s largest refining market in Texas will help relieve a glut in crude supply in the U.S. Midwest upon startup in mid to late 2013, the company said.

via Update: TransCanada has “significant” commercial support for Gulf Coast pipeline: executive — Calgary Herald.



Gasoline Taxes in Canada

In 2010, per liter.


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See also GAS TAXES IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES



Radionuclide contamination in Fukushima and adjacent prefectures

The outside annual radiation dose due to the radionuclides from the Fukushima accident is estimated to be 10 mSv in Naka-Dori, 40 mSv in Iitate, 0.2 mSv in the region between northern Ibaraki and eastern Saitama, and 2 mSv in southern Ibaraki and northern Chiba prefectures (note that the present estimate does not include the doses from short-lived radionuclides). No internal dose contribution is assumed in these estimations.

via PubMed: Assessment of individual radionuclide distributions from the Fukushima nuclear accident covering central-east Japan.



Mexico’s oil exports slip lower

I guess they haven’t heard that Peak Oil is dead. Once they get word, exports should jolly well pick right back up again.

State-owned Pemex said Friday the country exported 1.191 million barrels per day in the first month of 2012, the lowest level in 19 months and a drop from the 1.282 million bpd shipped in December.

The company sent 1.254 million bpd to refineries in Mexico in January, compared with 1.164 million in December.

via UPDATE 2-Mexico's January oil exports lowest since mid-2010 | Reuters.




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