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Energy Why Lower Natural Gas Prices Help the U.S. Only a Little

Bloomberg Businessweek -- There’s a rule of thumb that says a $10 rise in the price of a barrel of oil reduces gross domestic product growth by anywhere from 0.2 to 0.5 percentage points. Applied over the past six months, when crude prices rose by about $30 from early October to the end of March, that means dearer oil might’ve chewed as much as 1.5 percent out of GDP growth during the last two quarters. Not a trivial amount considering GDP increased 3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg tend to think the economy grew just 2.2 percent in the first three months of 2012, when the price of gas really took off.

Oil is our economy’s most important raw material. The price of it (and therefore, gasoline) impacts the price of just about everything we buy, from groceries to clothes to app


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ok
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ending speculation would help....
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Need more of it!
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 7:42:52 PM

Actually it helps a lot.
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 7:41:09 PM

as long as big oil controls detroit, CNG vehicles
will never go mainstream
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 7:40:29 PM

Natural Gas is the answer.
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Focus2
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 7:33:16 PM

I would have to agree that we need to make more use of natural gas especially in transportation. As far as having enough for over a century, we might have much more than that if big oil would stop flaring it off to get to the oil. They claim the gas just gets in the way and they are after the more expensive oil not the cheap stuff! We need to enact laws and have them enforced to protect our natural resources, yes natural gas! Greed has blinded them and they go after the dirty oil and waste the clean burning fuel that we should be using but are being denied. T Boone Pickins thinks the natural gas should be high in price so it won't be wasted. Sure he would think that way being an oil man. We just need regulation protecting our resources not higher profits for Big Oil! To make a point, my brother sold some timber to a logging firm. They picked out the prime trees they were interested in and he marked the other trees that they would have to take (which they agreed to) that they didn't really want as they were just classed as pulp wood and not profitable. The same goes for natural gas while it is cheap is not as profitable as going after the oil.
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 7:27:00 PM

If you use natural gas to heat your home, lower prices helps!
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 7:26:33 PM

Wish I could afford to convert my vehicle to NG.
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 7:20:58 PM

well ok then
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 7:18:23 PM

Drill for more.
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From the article:
Although we have massive amounts of natural gas—an estimated 2,214 trillion cubic feet, enough to last 100 years by some measures—we still don’t use that much of it. Case in point: We’re drilling so much and using so little, it’s conceivable that we’ll max out our 4.3 trillion cubic feet of storage capacity at some point this year. Americans burn about 22 trillion cubic feet of natural gas every year.

With natural gas being so abundant and costs staying reasonable it's obvious we need to make more use of it and replace gasoline and diesel uses with NG where possible.
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 7:06:07 PM

We have oil, use it.
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 7:00:29 PM

The oil industry and Wall St. don't care about the people of this country. Only $$$$$$
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 7:00:14 PM


Link to the full article is broken because it's missing the URL.

Here is the working link to the article on Businessweek.com

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GO FIGURE!
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it is making every one broke
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 6:52:45 PM

If you're spending all your money on oil, then you can't use it for anything else.
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This is just a "blip" higher prices coming our way thanks to Obama, the Democraps & the Eco-Terrorists.....

TAKE BACK AMERICA THIS NOVEMBER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 6:46:19 PM

We have huge reserves of natural gas.Let's use it in every way possible.
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 6:42:36 PM

Speculation!
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 6:41:38 PM

OK...
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 6:29:47 PM

Wait till they figure out how to manipulate NG
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 6:29:39 PM

The price of gas takes a large chunk of my budget every month.
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not surprised
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not my bills.
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 6:20:39 PM

Blah, blah, blah. Lack of demand for natural gas has lowered prices to the point where producing it is unprofitable. Of course, producing ethanol and wind and solar power is unprofitable too, but those are subsidized to appease the environmentalists. WHO ARE THE "ENVIRONMENTALISTS"?
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 6:20:13 PM

The lower NG prices would help us more if we could get to it!
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 6:19:45 PM

This is just what 'Bama wants. It lends credence to his goal of having government provide everything you need. It's called Socialism or Communism.
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Ok
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 6:11:07 PM

When we start using more natural gas the savings has to be greater.
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<<<<<<;=)>>>>>>>>Hey can't read article >Error Code~404 Article not available
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 6:09:50 PM

At least it helps. Everything adds up.
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lower hell tell my bills.
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okay...great...but NOT FOR LONG!
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Vote noBama in 2012
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OK
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We need to use it.
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 5:57:23 PM

Well the lower prices help us consumers a little.
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It'll all be fine by the time a certain person's re-election campaign is in full gear.
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nice article, keep informing us
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good article
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 5:40:09 PM

Logically it does, but in fact no much help
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ok
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No change, more vehicles are still on gas
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Now we have more home oil but no refineries
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