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The North American Energy Boom
Is America Ready to Be a Major Natural Gas Exporter?
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  • FriendlyGoat

    Was this to be one of those products on which producer/exporters would never pay any income tax on profits—-due to a “border adjustment”? Anyone in the USA unhappy about paying THEIR income taxes while this segment might be forever just skipped?

    • Isaiah601

      Taxes on corporations are just taxes on the consumer, since ALL OF IT get’s passed on to the end consumer. So, no, no one with even cursory understanding of economics can be or should be upset about this segment never paying income taxes. I’d rather they create more jobs. I thought you wanted more middle class jobs for Americans?

  • rheddles

    Been a long time since the Texas Railroad Commission was relevant to the price of energy. Now if only we could go back to there being only 15 minutes of national news on TV.

    • ——————————

      That’s the problem…24 hour news cycles and never 24 hours of actual news happening each day. So just bring on pundit after pundit day and night and get everybody stirred up about virtually nothing….

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    Anyone that complains about the free market is a leftist idiot. The free market is the most efficient way to allocate resources. It’s the reason American Shale Developers are eating OPEC’s lunch. The Trade between the US and Mexico is NOT a free market, but rather Government manipulated trade. Hopefully Trump will renegotiate NAFTA to create a free market, or at least a freer more efficient market.

  • D4x

    Guess most news/pundits missed how TeamTrump turned President Xi’s return flight to China from Mar-a-Lago refueling in Alaska, into a serious discussion of exporting LNG from Alaska to China. Increasing exports to China is most important to start to shrink the USA trade deficit.

  • George Shawnessey

    Yes, Texas is ready to ship oil overseas – even though the o&g industry pollutes air and water all over Texas. Watch Texas citizens tell Railroad Commission Sunset Review Committee that oil and gas have contaminated their groundwater, but Commissioners Sitton and Craddick claim there’s never been a case of water contamination related to fracking.

  • George Shawnessey

    Christi Craddick received 81 percent of her (2012) campaign funds from the oil and gas industry. Those donations totaled more than $2.8 million, according to David Jones at the 2016 Railroad Commission Sunset Hearings.

  • George Shawnessey

    Commisioner Ryan Sitton thinks it’s perfectly appropriate to accept $700,000 in campaign contributions from companies when their cases are under review.

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