Militant movements in Iraq could cost Utah drivers at the pump

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  • Baron Scarpia Logan, UT
    June 22, 2014 6:53 a.m.

    Once again, the price of wind from Spanish Fork and Milford? The same -- no change, despite militant turmoil in Iraq. No need to send advisors or a military force to protect it (as opposed to the worries of the oil refinery getting into "terrorist" hands).

    With Harley putting out a fast electric bike that goes from 0 to 60 in four seconds -- and yes, it sounds like a refrigerator -- it is another sign of things to come for the world's transportation sector. Tesla has just GIVEN its patents to anyone who wants it, and almost all the major car companies are launching electric vehicles in the next year or two.

    In the coming decade, we'll increasingly be driving electric vehicles on cheap, price-stable electricity from renewable sources. The days of fretting over terrorists taking over Mideast oil fields and refineries to impact our 4th of July vacation plans can't come soon enough...

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    June 20, 2014 7:53 a.m.

    ‘Militant movements in Iraq could cost Utah drivers at the pump'

    yeah, and incomptence in the WH is costing everyone everywhere else.

  • lket Bluffdale, UT
    June 19, 2014 1:05 p.m.

    the keystone pipline will not supply oil to this country at all so read up and know what you are talking about. it is for oil companies to sell oil from canada on the open market as high as it can. there is more oil on the market than in years to from fracking. so dont listen to oil proaganda on t.v.they are profiteers, and mark up prices when ever they can. oil fron the middle east takes months to affect the market but they will raise prices right away.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    June 19, 2014 12:31 p.m.

    Shhhhh, isrred, you'll confuse them with the truth.

    If they can't blame Obama, who can they blame?

  • isrred South Jordan, UT
    June 19, 2014 12:11 p.m.

    "Where was Obama with the Canadian pipeline deal?

    Now the Canadian oil is going to China."

    How absurd. Do you even know the purpose of Keystone? The entire purpose of Keystone is to get Canadian oil access to the Gulf of Mexico for overseas shipping. The Keystone pipeline was never intended to deliver oil to the US for keeping here.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    June 19, 2014 10:23 a.m.

    Where was Obama with the Canadian pipeline deal?

    Now the Canadian oil is going to China.

  • liberal larry salt lake City, utah
    June 19, 2014 10:20 a.m.

    Despite oil prices of $100/barrel, world oil production has been almost flat since 2005.

    All of the cheap, easy oil has all been discovered, and the oil that is left is laden with hydrogen sulfide (Russia), in 7000 ft of water (130 miles southeast of New Orleans), extracted out of tar sands (Canada) or fracked out of solid rock. (U.S. Bakken deposits)

    Spare capacity in world oil production is nearing zero, and any disruption in current supply will cause petroleum prices to increase, maybe drastically.

    We better get cooking on zero point energy generators, cold fusion, or "oil from algae", because "drill baby drill" isn't going to solve our energy needs!

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    June 19, 2014 9:33 a.m.

    Good comment, Hutterite. I doubt that militants in Iraq are fighting out of motivation to drive up the price of gas in Utah.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    June 19, 2014 9:25 a.m.

    For all our bluster about our involvement in that region, occasionally the real reason comes out. It always contains the phrase 'at the pump'.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 18, 2014 9:18 p.m.

    Failure to approve the long-delayed Keystone pipleline will also hurt Utah drivers at the pump.

    Drill, baby, drill.