Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Breakthrough? First U.S. Oil Refinery in 30 Years?

ELK POINT, S.D.Voters in Union County on Tuesday approved rezoning for what would be the first new U.S. oil refinery in more than 30 years.

Texas-based Hyperion Resources said it would help the United States reduce its dependence on overseas oil. The refinery would process 400,000 barrels of thick Canadian crude a day. Hyperion officials said the project would mean 1,800 permanent jobs and another 4,500 construction jobs over a four-year period.

Hyperion called it a "green refinery" and said it would produce ultra-low sulfur gasoline and diesel and be among the cleanest and most environmentally friendly in the world.

HT: Anonymous comment on this CD post

5 Comments:

At 6/04/2008 5:29 PM, Blogger das Kapitalist said...

Why is this country so freaking insane?

We demand policies that raise the price of food and gas and then demand "change" to lower the prices of food and gas but will not allow any "change" to the very policies that cause high prices. Instead we prefer delusional rhetoric about global warming and evil oil companies. Politics in the US in 2008 is a madhouse.

I am not going to hold my breath to see if it gets built. I expect the same people who want to impeach Bush over high gas prices will find a way to block the refinery.

 
At 6/04/2008 6:33 PM, Blogger randian said...

The rezoning won't matter if the usual suspects can sue the proposed plant into oblivion. Federal law must be amended to remove the private lawsuit provisions.

 
At 6/04/2008 6:33 PM, Anonymous terrence said...

The eco-fascists are vehemently opposed to this 'threat' to the blessed 'environment'. They will do all they can to delay and stop this ‘threat’. If it does go ahead, I will not believe it until it is in production. The eco-fascists are resolute, and will do ANYTHING to stop this EVIL refinery.

 
At 6/04/2008 9:05 PM, Blogger OBloodyHell said...

Hyperion called it a "green refinery" and said it would produce ultra-low sulfur gasoline and diesel and be among the cleanest and most environmentally friendly in the world.

The ''Friends of the Earth'' begin protests tomorrow...

 
At 6/05/2008 5:13 PM, Blogger Marko said...

Don't forget, greens are like watermelons - green on the outside, and red on the inside!

This is all just an attempt to slow growth (there is a slow growth movement, for gosh sakes, which is why my commute takes so long in the morning) to create more poor that will, they hope, vote for leftists, who want to come to power and control every little aspect of our lives. They want us to ride trains to work, even if we like our cars, etc.

 

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