Obama is coming to Cushing, Oklahoma for a Thursday morning photo op at the newly announced Keystone Pipeline hook-up to move oil to the Gulf – Houston area, I think. Â After Obama nixed the Keystone XL Project, (of which only 50′ over the Canada-U.S. border needed his approval) which would have laid pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast, the project became the Gulf Coast Project, designed to begin with a hook-up at the Cushing facility. The project did not need Obama’s approval, but he’s stopping by for a photo-op, nevertheless.The man is shameless. Get ready America. He will try to tell you he supports this project. Keep in mind, his support begins at Cushing, Â only because he cannot stop it. Governor Mary Fallin and the Lt. Governor will both be out of the State. The Oklahoma Senate President says he has received no official notice of the visit. While Politicians have no plans to greet him, they will do so with proper notification from the White House. Obama may even need to spend the night in the town of Cushing but they have made sure this is not an open event, so only Pipeline workers will be able to protest, and they say they will do so. In the video, you’ll hear that Cushing is booming, so if you need a job, come to Cushing, Oklahoma.
Also in the video, you will hear a woman saying she believes Obama is not coming to Oklahoma because of the election, but to make a decision, whether to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to connecting the Keystone XL Pipeline at the Canadian border with the U.S. Leave it to an Oklahoman to be optimistic. Really, it’s all about the election and about the photo that will be taken there.
The Gulf Coast Project is a 780-km (485-mile) pipeline from Cushing, OK extending south to Nederland, TX. It will be constructed as a stand-alone project and will bring independent value to the marketplace. The approximate cost of the Gulf Coast Project is US$2.3 billion. Subject to regulatory approvals, we anticipate the Gulf Coast Project to be in service in mid to late 2013. Source
“He calls our industry an industry of the past and they’d like us to go away,” energy industry expert and political analyst Mickey Thompson said.
“The President is using this, frankly, as a publicity stunt to say he’s doing something against high gas prices,” he added.
Cushing is known as the Crude Oil Pipeline Crossroads of the World. The existing Cushing operation connects oil to Gulf Coast suppliers. It is considered the most significant trading hub for crude oil in North America.
Cushing Oklahoma citizens talk about Obama’s Visit (video)