Wednesday, June 1, 2011

zao shang hao

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That phrase is good morning in mandarin Chinese. Get used to it; you may hear it a lot, especially if the Hyperion project is sold to the Chinese.


But first let’s get something straight. This article is an educated guess, coupled with news clips from the papers and special documents.. After researching many articles on the current status of American Oil Companies (AOC’s) I am going to spend the next few minutes writing about what could possibly happen with Hyperion. As you know, I love conspiracies and this one could be a script from ‘star wars.’ This is strictly an idea of mine, but mind you, something that could very well happen if and when the Chinese makes up its mind what it is going to do.

I just finished reading a handbook given to me by Victoria Winteringham in Vermillion. It is a handbook for citizen participation in the Permitting of Oil Refineries under the New Source Review Provisions of the Clean Air Act. It is a document that gives a lot of ho-hum information that I have seen many many times. Suddenly on page 70 is the conclusion and Wham, Bam, Thank you ma’am I got hit right in the face what this whole damn thing is about. This book is all about the Clean Air Act, and granting permission for these oil companies to pollute. Let me state this one more time. This whole governmenting process is giving permission for oil refineries to POLLUTE. What we are doing is restricting the amount they may pollute. That sentence is like slapping me in the face with a ball bat.

All this time we have been working to ensure they adhered to the EPA standards of the Clean Air Act of 1994, and not to step one toe across the line. What I didn’t realize is that we were giving them carte blanche to pollute; they just have to stay below the standards we set with the EPA. This really torks me off. Here we are saying ‘oh go ahead and pollute, just do it a little bit. Don’t kill me all at once; just kill me a little bit at a time. Don’t ruin this area all at once; just do it a little bit at a time. WE HAVE BEEN DUPED! Sneaky sneaky sneaky.

On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the worst, this area is a1 on the scale. The air is so pristine that the refinery can practically disregard all measures to control emissions and still be within the limits the EPA sets for them. And we are letting them do it with our blessings! GR-R-R-R- how stupid can we get? Just the mere fact we don’t want them here isn’t enough. We want pollution levels to stay the same as they are now. Here we are going to meetings, hearings, government public hearings, court appearances and for what? So that we can ALLOW them to pollute more.

What really irks me is that we are not experts in the field of environmental safety and depend on folks in the federal government who are supposedly experts in this field to watch out for us and that is like the fox guarding the chicken house after he has eaten all the chickens. The mere fact that the clean air act isn’t so much about restrictions on pollution it is the fact that we are giving companies permission to do it legally. Why? Is it because if we don’t have some kind of law they will just run rampant and do whatever they feel they can? That really bothers me and bothers me a whole lot. This whole process is just eyewash.

Anyway, back to the Chinese. China is far exceeding the rest of the world in growth of the use of oil products. They are buying up every oil company that comes on the market in Europe and Southwest Asia. They are looking in the United States for a market and look what is sitting in little ‘ol South Dakota. Hyperion has the air permit and an extension to build until late 2013. Hyperion doesn’t have a source of Tar Sands, no matter what they say. Hyperion now says they will build a bullet line to Elk Point, but you haven’t seen anything coming out of TransCanada that says this is so. This is just more hyperbole coming from Hyperion. EXXON MOBILE controls almost all the pipelines in Canada. They go under the name Enbridge. Of the top 20 pipeline companies in Canada, these companies control 99% of the export of ‘tar sands’ to the United States. TransCanada or Keystone is mentioned only 1 time in the report that I just finished reading about distribution of tar sands to American Refineries. Enbridge has sewn up 95% of the tar sands coming to the United States and the only way China is going to get into the business is to buy a company that is just starting up; doesn’t have a lot of money but has all the necessary permits to begin refining. Well, lookey here folks, Hyperion has the necessary permits but hasn’t started yet and they supposedly have a contract with TransCanada for 400,000 bbl daily. Here is what they have been looking for, and instead of pipelines to oil refineries, they will just rework it to southern or western ports and ship it all to China. China (PETCO) must be careful here. They cannot make a treaty with the United States for a line crossing the Canadian border. Hyperion has to do that, and once it does it still has to maintain part ownership in the company so they will make money any way the wind blows. So, China waits for Hyperion to get all the ducks lined up then make a deal and viola, they are in. they have the money; they have the manpower; they have everything and Hyperion is the middle man getting all the permits and then it is a slam dunk. The reason for the delays is political, not as we first thought about raising money, but it’s about getting all the legal work set up.

Hui Tao Jian (see you later)


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