Monday, February 18, 2013

Fuzzy math

Yesterday the Canadian Ambassador to the United States, who you may be surprised to learn is not Don Cherry but Gary Doer, spoke about how terrible this continued non-approval of the Keystone XL pipeline is.
“Twenty people protesting do get more attention in the media than the 65 percent of Americans that prefer to get their oil from Canada rather than Venezuela or the Middle East,” Doer said in an interview broadcast Sunday on Platts Energy Week TV.
"Platts Energy Week TV" does sound like a quality television program to follow Girls on HBO but nonetheless about that claim of  the Keystone XL pipeline or no Canadian Oil in favor of other nations.   I'm pretty confident we're getting a lot of that Canadian Crude here already...and so is reality.
Canada reigns as the United States' leading oil supplier, exporting some 707,316,000 barrels of oil per year (1,938,000 barrels per day) — a whopping 99 percent of its annual oil exports, according to the EIA.
And about those "Twenty people protesting":
Over 35,000 people descended on the National Mall in Washington on Sunday, huddled together against a stinging cold wind to deliver a message of opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline.
Mr. Doer is really good at math.

[cross-posted at Firedoglake]


StonyPillow said...

The “Do it for the Great White North, eh?” push means it’s a done deal.

We've all got our "Faces of Oil" before pics, right?

pansypoo said...

better to get the worst oil than mid-east oil. no way. eh.


Anonymous said...

"65 percent of Americans that prefer to get their oil from Canada"

But 100% of the XL Pipeline crude is going overseas so 100% of Americans shouldn't give a damn what Canadian Teabaggers want,