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Should U.S., Canada & Mexico create an energy 'axis of influence'?

GasBuddy Blog -- To say that the U.S. is taking definitive steps toward energy autonomy is not hyperbole any more.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration projected earlier this year that the “U.S. dependence on imported petroleum liquids declines primarily as a result of growth in domestic oil production by more than 1 million barrels per day by 2020; an increase in biofuels use to more than 1 million barrels per day crude oil equivalent by 2024; and modest growth in transportation sector demand through 2035. Net petroleum imports as a share of total U.S. liquid fuels consumed drop from 49 percent in 2010 to 36 percent in 2035.” EIA goes on to say that proposed fuel economy standards covering vehicle model years 2017 through 2025 would further...


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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:29:54 PM

We'll trade Mexico for their oil and our illegal immigrants. Or are they called "pre-citizens" now?
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joanne_abrahams
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2012 8:31:32 AM

yes
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garywa01
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2012 7:01:16 AM

sure
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mst150
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 10:49:09 AM

It would be nice if gas prices were stable for a while.
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52MPG
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 12:34:25 AM

More future date guess work.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 9:06:21 PM

lots of slogans and hot air. No real good comes from that.
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Ticobird
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 3:27:31 PM

It's a little naive to think Countries can form an "axis of influence" when it's already been accomplished by big oil and the special interest dollars influencing the legislation regulating those same businesses.
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CostEngineer
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 11:34:51 AM

Sounds good, but will it be reality?
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rbrowdersr
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 10:55:38 AM

No problem for me.
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 10:53:33 AM

Why?
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 10:01:31 AM

We need to work away from fossil fuels.
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 9:38:01 AM

only if we are running it
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99church
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 9:31:27 AM

Don't think so
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 9:23:17 AM

You can "influence" prices up or down.
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 9:18:14 AM

Keep as much here as possible for future generations
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 9:16:02 AM

Just get the price of gasoline down and keep it there.
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 9:03:50 AM

Works for me. Better here than OPEC.
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 9:02:48 AM

Should the US attempt to get Canada and Mexico to hoard gas and oil at the expense of the world? There should be free trade for all countries. We should only be worried about our own resources, not other countries.
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CPGas1815
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 9:01:05 AM

The last thing we need is a axis of "influence"
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 8:58:48 AM

Could be good, but this is just a projection.
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 8:58:45 AM

Keep the oil and gas in North America. The North American Energy Alliance or aka "NA Energy Allies".
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 8:58:08 AM

muawhaha
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BAJALRRP
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 8:58:06 AM

Why not. Let's be leaders rather than followers....
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 8:57:53 AM

greed and speculators!!!!
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 8:57:46 AM

OPEC had the cartel for years. So why shouldn't we also use energy demand to influence policies to those nations who are friendly to us?
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 8:57:05 AM

Maybe...but drop 'axis'!
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 8:56:52 AM

maybe time will tell
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 8:56:09 AM

Why not? Keep here what's here.
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 8:55:03 AM

Yes, working together would be smart.

Use "alliance" instead of "axis" however!
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 8:54:49 AM

Oil companies will do whatever they can to keep prices high.
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 8:53:01 AM

Price fixing is officially is not allowed for western countries or companies.
Intel, Hitachi, Msft and lots of other companies always get fined for price fixing.
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 8:52:36 AM

This sounds like an interesting idea...a North American OPEC...this would be good for Mexico, where Pemex needs help boosting its output.
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 8:51:56 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 8:51:53 AM

if it helps to shift power away from opec...go for it. The opec coutiures aren't exactly beacons of demcoracy or human rights.
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 8:49:43 AM

Old News
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 8:49:06 AM

the axis league!
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 8:48:21 AM

Don't really appreciate the name Axis of influence... BUT the US, Canada and Mexico should work together and give back to OPEC in our own pricing scheme outside our sphere of influence...
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 8:47:04 AM

if it can help lower energy prices locally...
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 8:46:31 AM

whoever has the money will get the energy...
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 8:45:20 AM

Just speculation.
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 8:44:38 AM

sounds interesting
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 8:44:36 AM

An alternative to OPEC would be a good idea.
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 8:43:55 AM

No, they should not. The US is a sovereign nation.
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 8:43:30 AM

Interesting
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 8:43:24 AM

old news, but I vote no.
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 8:42:41 AM

All speculation
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 8:42:25 AM

To compete with OPEC? How do we stack up?
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 8:42:13 AM

It appears that North America has the greatest oil reserves on the planet.
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 8:40:47 AM

MAYBE
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 8:40:28 AM

a mistake or clAIM A 'mis-calulation" . This is why we need to develop more CNG and hydrogen vehichles...
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