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Big Surprise: Energy Industry Has a Best Friend in the Oval Office


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Big Surprise: Energy Industry Has a Best Friend in the Oval Office

Alison Grass

The annual Shale Insight fracking conference shed some (unsurprising) light on the partnership between the Trump Administration and Big Energy.

At Shale Insight, Perc Pineda, an economist with the Plastics Industry Association said, "the capacity to produce ethylene – from 2010 to 2020 is expected to grow by more than 60% - according to ACC and that will benefit plastics manufacturing." However, plastics production is inherently wasteful; the largest sector is packaging, which creates materials that are immediately thrown away.

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The gas price at the pump is a continuing ripoff. Still fifty cents higher per gallon in Florida than before the near month ago hurricanes. Even with the barrel price much lower than the run up to over $3.50 per gallon at the peak of barrel pricing. Now the gouging ignores the barrel price and just flatout charges what they want. This is Trump and big oil theft.