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Energy policy shifting as abundance replaces scarcity: Obama adviser

Reuters -- As U.S. oil and natural gas production booms, the Obama administration's energy policy has been "fluid" by necessity to adapt to the huge economic opportunities and climate challenges posed by growth, the top White House energy and climate adviser said on Wednesday.

In a speech to a room packed with energy analysts and lobbyists, Obama adviser Heather Zichal acknowledged that U.S. energy policy "might not look perfectly pretty from the outside" as it evolves to shifting supply-and-demand scenarios.

"It is a little bit fluid, but the landscape is changing," Zichal said at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think-tank.

The White House wants to ensure oil and gas production is done as safety as possible, while investing in research and development of renewable


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honda0105
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judgemobile: Greed...?
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honda0105
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doublegolden: since nothing is being done, maybe the conclusion might be "it ain't so..."?
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judgemobile
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if true, why price at pump up and up ?
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:44:27 AM

so they say
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:08:28 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:47:18 PM

Whatever
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HawaiianGuy
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:10:58 PM

Right. Just like he was "evolving" on gay-marriage. Yup, just go wherever the shifting political winds take you. This Empty Suit demonstrates the worst political pandering that I have EVER seen. What's it going to be tomorrow? And all you Liberal Lemmings buy into it. How pathetic.
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Double_Golden
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:43:58 AM

if we have abundance energy, please do somrthing about the gas prices...
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mitt4prez
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:31:53 AM

"Fluid" = who can we shake down next?

Admitting "peka oil" is wrong? Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha.
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teamsimons
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:07:56 AM

So, is this an admission that the peak oil theory is wrong?

If energy is so abundant, why is it so expensive? In our area of SC, the price of a gallon of regular gas is hovering right around $3.50 per gallon. That is probably low compared to some places, but high for here.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 11:05:11 AM

Hmmm, the is something rotten in Denmark...
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 10:40:48 AM

garbage news
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 9:46:29 AM

More political rhetoric. Regulate the speculators.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 9:37:48 AM

Ohhhh paleeezzz...
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 9:24:12 AM

Uh, this administration's energy policy sucks.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 9:15:14 AM

Erkel Obama administration is out to destroy this country anyway that they can!

Honesty is not on their list and the OPEN is used only to con those sheep in the meadow.....
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The WH needs a changing of the guard.
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The guy really needs to be taken out of the Oval Office.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 8:54:44 AM

This is the most ignorant administration ever.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 8:53:13 AM

what nonsense.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 8:51:40 AM

Typical of this administration. Use a statement that sounds good. Who doesn't want things done safely? Then go way off on a tangent by burying them with regulations and paper work. Ethanol is a example where something sounded good, but they keep regulating and wasting our tax money, until they have made the fuel useless. Poor fuel economy, won't keep, and destroys engines just to name a few!
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 8:48:34 AM

Policy? Do you mean the policy that creates higher prices?
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 8:43:01 AM

How are we going to use all of this? That is the bigger question.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 8:41:34 AM

I agree with skybiker and would add--build the pipeline now. It is a no brainer.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 8:38:13 AM

Same fluid policy Oblabber uses to run this country...just wing it.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 8:37:47 AM

Okay, so according to the White House, there is an abundance of oil, demand is lower than it has ever been and there is no problem with the energy policies.

According to reality, gas prices for the entire year of 2012 have never been higher, on an annualized basis. High gas prices are choking the economy. High gas prices are raising the prices of everything from food to services. The higher prices of everything is hurting the working person. The very person that the White House keeps telling us, is the one that they are looking out for.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 8:34:49 AM


"Zichal noted the administration is finalizing new rules for disclosing chemicals used in fracking on public lands, and tougher standards for fracking wells and wastewater.

"We're not glossing over the challenges of natural gas development, but we're also not ignoring the opportunity natural gas presents for jobs and for the climate," she said."

Can't ask for more than that.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 8:34:35 AM

I hope we don't forget that abundance is temporary in the long term.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 8:33:57 AM

Higher prices are on there way.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 8:33:44 AM

'fluid policy' sounds a bit like 'jumbo shrimp' to me. Policy is supposed to set the direction, not follow it.

[Edited by: Wierbe at 2/28/2013 8:34:15 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 8:32:33 AM

Will Nobama's doom and gloom Mayan prophecy come true tomorrow? I don't think so unless he creates the doom.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 8:32:21 AM

Need some new refineries asap!!
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 8:31:47 AM

this was not on their agenda nor does it support it
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 8:31:09 AM

Here, here, traumer!!
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 8:30:54 AM

need more refineries
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 8:30:47 AM

The article said
The White House wants to ensure oil and gas production is done as safety as possible, while investing in research and development of renewable

This is Obama's way of saying "we're going to put more roadblocks to more production in place"
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 8:30:26 AM

here we go
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 8:30:10 AM

Obama is a tragedy..
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traumer
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 8:29:47 AM

Obama and his morons should stay out of all this before they screw it up.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 8:29:12 AM

oh boy
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 8:28:49 AM

Obama's administration is "fluid" on everything - he proposed the sequestration bill and now he's blaming everyone else for the "dire consequences" if it happens. Of course it is only a cut in the increase of spending but that is overlooked.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 8:28:42 AM

Nobama BS
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 8:28:41 AM

You said it right danreino. Your energy costs will increase. Thanks to all the new regulations and fines. But look on the bright side. The money is being well spent on bankrupt green energy companies and projects.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 8:28:02 AM

Obama, "Don't confuse me with fact, my mind is already made up!"
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MrGasKGB
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 8:26:56 AM

How is production booming when a majority of refineries are being repaired.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 8:26:53 AM

Clueless
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"Might not look perfectly pretty from the outside"? To me all of DC looks & smells like an outhouse.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 8:26:03 AM

Flexibility has always been a core benefit to any good business model, but sadly rare!
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 8:25:44 AM

Whatever...
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"Let Me be clear: under My Leadership; your energy cost will skyrocket." CHU get what CHU voted for :/
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