World Leaders On Petroleum

Finally, we should help developing nations like China and India curb their exponentially increasing consumption of oil and natural gas, which is driving world prices higher.

Bobby Jindal

BP is an anomaly–like an airplane falling from the clear blue sky.

John Culberson

Chinese oil companies are drilling off the coast of Cuba, which means they are drilling off the coast of Florida.

Joe Barton

If this hearing is not about stopping the leak, then why are we here?

Michael Burgess

I mean, accidents happen. You learn from them and you try to make sure they don’t happen again.

Joe Lieberman

This is a knee jerk reaction by the administration to address a problem that doesn’t exist.

Pete Olson

It is a shame we can’t drill ANWR. It’s a shame we don’t get that energy off the coast of Florida.

Ralph Hall


Parker Griffin

I resent the fact that [Obama’s] trying to blame some of this on Bush. On 9/11 I don’t remember Bush trying to blame this on Clinton.

Ralph Hall

The bridge to that promised land of renewable energy is built out of fossil fuels.

Bob Bennett

I am ashamed. That a private corporation can be subject to what I would characterize as a shake down.

Joe Barton

When oil and gas prices went up dramatically and filled up the state treasury, I sent a large share of that revenue back where it belonged – directly to the people of Alaska.

Sarah Palin

The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.

Ralph Nader

Let me tell you something that we Israelis have against Moses. He took us 40 years through the desert in order to bring us to the one spot in the Middle East that has no oil!

Golda Meir


In the 20th century, the United States endured two world wars and other traumatic and expensive military conflicts; the Depression; a dozen or so recessions and financial panics; oil shocks; a flu epidemic; and the resignation of a disgraced president. Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497.

Warren Buffett


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