“…The problem is, California generates less than one-seventh the total amount of natural gas that it needs to meet consumer demand.”
By making the above statement, Mr. Whalen is swallowing whole the line of a few energy companies, like Sempra Energy and Australia’s BHP Billiton. While it is true that California does not produce nearly all the natural gas it needs, the state never has produced that much. Rather, its supplies come from the Permian Basin, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Canada via several pipelines.
The U.S. Energy Information Agency’s latest forecasts of California natural gas use see it as flat for the next 30 years. Those same forecasts indicate North American supplies will be at least adequate to supply California needs during that time.
Yet the push for LNG goes on even though no state agency has even bother to stage a hearing where claims of need for LNG can be examined and cross-examined. What a way to make decisions that will cost Californians untold billions of dollars in additional natural gas rates for decades to come if any of the current planned projects are completed!p>Mr. Whalen has been suckered, and I don’t know why. Did he want to be? br> — Thomas Elias br> California Focus columnist /p>
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?