Statements about Energy
"We came out against Deepwater and everybody is now paying for [the project] in their electric bills."
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson "chose to side with President Obama" against the Keystone pipeline
Says the oil industry subsidies that President Barack Obama is attacking don’t exist
Says the stimulus bill sent tax credits overseas, such as "tens of millions of dollars to build traffic lights in China."
Says the stimulus bill sent tax credits overseas, such as "half a billion to an electric car company that created hundreds of jobs in Finland."
Says the stimulus bill sent tax credits overseas, such as "$1.2 billion to a solar company that's building a plant in Mexico."
Says excessive speculation is pushing up oil prices and a recent report estimates it "adds 56 cents to every gallon of gasoline siphoned from the pump."
Gas prices have gone up 99 percent since Obama became president, "the highest gas price increase since Carter."
"I have always said that I would be for drilling."
At the same time gas prices have increased, "the share of the oil market controlled by speculators has more than doubled over the past 10 years."
Under President Barack Obama’s watch, "oil production on federal lands has decreased 14 percent over the past year."
In the past three years, "we've added enough new oil and gas pipeline to circle the Earth and then some."
Gas prices have doubled because "Obama opposed exploring for energy in Alaska. He gave millions of tax dollars to Solyndra, which then went bankrupt. And he blocked the Keystone pipeline. So we will all pay more at the pump."
Every time the price of gasoline rises 1 cent, "it's a billion dollars out of our economy that goes to Saudi Arabia."
Says President Obama's decision to not issue a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline meant "we were denied the ability immediately to reduce prices at the pump."
"In April 1997, there was a ‘gas out’ conducted nationwide in protest of gas prices. Gasoline prices dropped 30 cents a gallon overnight."
Says oil "production's down where Obama's in charge."
President Obama's refusal to grant permits for offshore drilling is one reason gasoline prices are soaring.
Says the United States "actually exports more gasoline, diesel and other fuels than it imported in 2011 for the first time since, I think, 1949."
The Keystone oil pipeline "would employ 20,000 people in the United States."
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