MSNBC reported on U.S. gas prices Sunday morning, discussing,
“a growing fear among Americans that gas could soon reach $5 per gallon.”
My first thought was perhaps we can help our friends suffering from high oil prices.
My solution: Increase tar sands production. Ship more Canadian crude; build those Keystone XL and Northern Gateway pipelines. Move more crude oil to help our suffering neighbours. Stop hoarding oil for the benefit of Canadians.
When a friend is in trouble, we do what we can to help. Right?
My second thought was to compare what Canadians pay for gas to those shocking prices faced by consumers in the USA. This graph is based on prices per US gallon, with Canadian and American dollars at par.
Gee, maybe Americans should be shipping crude oil northward, helping Canadians oppressed by the shortage of crude oil.
Apparently, we are the unfortunate people suffering with too few natural resources. Either that, or we’ve allowed crooks and thieves to convince us that black is white and white is black.