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Thursday, October 08, 2015

Disloyal Federal Leadership

by Bob McDowell, Contributing Author: My attention was recently grabbed by a story in the daily Tulsa paper that bore the headline: "Crude oil trade with Mexico approved". The by-line credit was to Josh Lederman of the Associated Press. It also carried a sub-headline of "U.S. energy industry applauds the White House’s decision.

The gist of the story was that the Obama Administration had approved ‘limited crude oil trading with Mexico’. It went on to state that the ‘state-run’ oil company, Pemex, wished to import 100,000 barrels per day of higher quality crude from the US in trade for an equal “volume” of their low quality (heavy) crude. The trade that was approved by misguided officials who have demonstrated no loyalty to our citizens.

At the well-head here at home, crude oil is purchased at prices that vary according to the ‘API gravity’ of the crude, with the posted price being for 40 degree crude and at least, used to be, reduced $0.02 per degree less than 40. Thus, common sense would dictate that a non-cash trade should carry a much larger volume from them in trade for the oil delivered by us.
Further, the refineries along the Gulf are more able to process successfully this type of lower gravity crude. That is the main purpose for the Keystone XL Pipeline proposed from Canada, where crude is lower grade, to the Gulf. Approval for this has been delayed for more than six years resulting in the recent announcement that the North Dakota regulatory board was forced to re-open their approval because of the requirement that construction begin within five years of original approval.

Most people today were not alive back in the 1930's when the Mexican oil production was found and developed by U.S. corporations and then ‘stolen’ by ‘expropriation’ by the Mexican Government. There was no compensation. Under their operations, the production has declined and equipment deteriorated. This action has been copied in later years by a number of other nations, such as Venezuela, to the financial detriment of our stockholders. If memory serves me correct, in not one of those ‘grand thefts’ did the U.S. take any actions against the stealing nations.

All this makes it clear to me that those in our government, whether elected, appointed, or employed, carry no personal loyalty to the U.S. citizens and to their stock holdings in international corporations. It has long been my conviction that in our relations with foreign nations we should follow an inflexible policy that whatever a nation’s rules toward our citizens are will be in return the same way we treat their nationals and corporations in our country. This seems only fair to me. It offends me that our spineless government personnel refuse to put forth any pretense of following such a policy or protecting American businesses from foreign exploitation.

Along that line, I received an email some time ago which outlined the Mexican govrnment’s attitude toward any people who crossed their borders illegally. The consequences were somewhat brutal. And yet, the Mexican Government facilitated the crossing of their nation, on their trains, by tens of thousands of "children" from countries to their South for their intent to illegally invade the U.S. Their actions do not indicate any sort of friendship by the Mexican Government toward the Unites States.

We desperately need some LOYAL government leaders and personnel in all levels of the U.S. government who place the best interests of our REPUBLIC and its LEGAL population first in dealings with the other nations. As always, the ultimate fault lies with the voting population who continue to elect people who fail to have that loyalty and patriotism. If a voter has no information on a candidate, it would be wiser to leave blank that place on the ballot.
Robert "Bob" McDowell, Jr. is a retired Professional Engineer and Geologist with over 50 years experience in creating drilling prospects, supervising drilling, well completion, production operation, and pipeline design for oil and gas including repair of problem wells. McDowell is a conservative activist and member of the Oklahoma Republican Assembly. He Contributes opinion and commentary articles to the ARRA News Service.

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