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US Reliance on Russian Oil Surges to
Record High Amid Tensions

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Posted By: earlybird, 6/19/2021 11:19:33 AM

WASHINGTON—Russian oil imports have set a new record in the United States despite the strained relationship between Washington and Moscow. Industry experts believe the Biden administration’s climate policies will make the country more dependent on foreign oil producers. The United States imported record levels of crude oil from Russia in March and is expected to continue importing at high levels in coming months, according to the Western Energy Alliance, a trade association that represents 200 independent natural gas and oil producers in the United States. Imports of crude oil and petroleum products from Russia reached 22.9 million barrels in March, the highest level since August of 2010, according to International Energy Agency


Russia is the third largest oil exporter to the U.S. Did you know that?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: marbles 6/19/2021 11:27:55 AM (No. 820521)
Reliance on Russian oil,............................if that doesn't make you angry , not much will.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 6/19/2021 11:32:40 AM (No. 820526)
Looks like biden the cheater turned the tables on us. I thought we were energy independent.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Krause 6/19/2021 11:33:33 AM (No. 820527)
Looks like Biden wants to go down as the worst American president ever. The left thinks Obama was a better president than Trump. Stupid people.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 6/19/2021 11:45:30 AM (No. 820540)
When your leader is a TRAITOR, and is paid by foreigners, this is the sort of treasonous stuff you get. Remember when Trump had is using NO imported oil? That was a LONG time ago.....about a year.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Condor44 6/19/2021 11:47:19 AM (No. 820541)
5 months! He really has royally effed things up !
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Californian 6/19/2021 12:07:22 PM (No. 820549)
Oh good... I was very concerned about the America first energy independence policies Trump put in place which would have freed us from the influence of foreign dictators. I am glad to see the old status quo of leftists running this country into the ground for the benefit of people like Putin and Xi and Iranian terrorists and the rest of the world is back in place. It makes me feel so warm n fuzzy inside to see the new normal is just like the old normal under the previous globalists.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Geoman 6/19/2021 12:21:21 PM (No. 820552)
As a newly minted petroleum geologist in 1981, along with the boom in technology, I was amazed at the ease of success in drilling for oil & gas across central and west Texas. It was during that time period when hydraulic fracturing (fracking) of tight oil-bearing formations like limestone, was being perfected as a completion technique to enhance production and keep the economics favorable for sustained domestic production, which even then was of geopolitical importance in reducing the US's reliance on Middle East imports. Still, when OPEC decided to dramatically lower their price per barrel, that changed the domestic scene causing a terrible recession in the US oil & gas industry, with many independent operators permanently forced out of business as thousands of drilling rigs sat idle. Only the large international companies were profitable or prosperous. I went back into the public safety business for the next four decades and it wasn't until big finds were made in the Baaken and Marcellus shale formations in Montana, the Dakotas, and NY-Pennsylvania that our domestic exploration and production activity picked up and began the march towards US energy independence. The big gains in fracking knowledge and technology of the 80s were used to exploit tight formations in other areas, such as the Eagle Ford shale south of San Antonio in Texas such that during the Trump Administration, we became net exporters. Biden is purposefully and hypocritically destroying our domestic production and distribution capabilities all in the name of climate change but actually for the purpose of control by his communist brethren. Tens of millions of Americans burn natural gas in their kitchen stoves, with no bad health effects but somehow, the democrats find electricity generation too polluting to continue. Biden did not take a fast sailboat to Europe and back recently, just like Al Gore never lived the extreme electricity conservation life he preached to be imposed on others. All democrats have more regard for our enemies than for their fellow citizens, especially conservatives whom they now wish to eliminate. Their push for the global economy is more intended to destroy large segments of the US economy to justify further communist policies and top-down control over the soon-to-not-be-free market, while flooding our country with third-worlders of color for whom communist wealth transfer holds much appeal. Obviously this must be resisted and defeated by all means necessary.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: subal 6/19/2021 12:33:00 PM (No. 820565)
A year ago the US was energy independent and exporting petroleum. A year ago Trump was President!!!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Venturer 6/19/2021 12:38:23 PM (No. 820569)
Last year we were energy independent, and now we are using US dollars to buy Russian oil, and the democrats accused Trump of working with the Russians.??? Appears like it is Biden that is sending them our money. Then he removes the missiles from Iraq, so Iran can send missiles there against them. What is this fool doing and why isn't our press up in arms.? It's crazy.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Luandir 6/19/2021 12:38:41 PM (No. 820570)
And they said TRUMP was a Russian stooge!
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Reply 11 - Posted by: DVC 6/19/2021 12:55:15 PM (No. 820597)
And remember that essentially ALL of Russian military is funded by Putin's oil revenues. So, we are LITERALLY funding the Russian war machine with our money, thanks to Traitor Joe.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: columba 6/19/2021 12:56:44 PM (No. 820599)
Jusr before the real President was criminally removed from office, the United States EXPORTED oil. Now we are below that status. Re-instate the real President for justice.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: bad-hair 6/19/2021 2:03:24 PM (No. 820659)
Hey there crazy Joe. Hey there Democrats in general ... whenever a voter pays 90 bucks for a fill up of foreign gasoline we're thinking of you.tick tock goes the election clock.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: moebellini3 6/19/2021 2:45:03 PM (No. 820695)
Fact is, the absolute stupidity of a democrat is appalling. These illiterates make Alfred E Neuman look like a genius.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Italiano 6/19/2021 2:48:46 PM (No. 820698)
It can't be that Putin "has something" on Biden. The entire world knows that Demento is the most corrupt president in our history, and no matter what came out about him or his family from Hell, the media would cover it up, the corrupt FBI would not investigate it and our equally corrupt DOJ would never prosecute. So what is it?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: snowoutlaw 6/19/2021 5:04:46 PM (No. 820790)
Even better is we are now also importing oil from Iran.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 6/19/2021 5:18:54 PM (No. 820799)
Remember way way back... To last year, when the US was an net exporter of oil. Gee, whatever could have happened????
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Reply 18 - Posted by: rochow 6/19/2021 5:41:43 PM (No. 820820)
Just reading the headline makes my blood boil. This retarded animal in the WH needs to be thrown out for not protecting our borders and for not having America first in his dumb box of a so called shrunken brain. Of course, this is Klain, Rice and Dr. whatever's doing
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