Thursday, July 12, 2007

Mexican gas "accidents" anything but

Pemex, the oil and gas monopoly in Mexico, has had major supply problems the last week that has driven manufacturers, particularly in the auto industry, bonkers. Now we learn a rebel group in the country is saying it's no accident -- the explosions were deliberately set.

This should be a warning signal to Canada's oil and gas industry. Many Americans, fed up with the Middle East regimes' secret sponsorship of al Qaeda (which is most likely detailed in the 28 pages of the 9/11 report that Dubya and Rove which remains censored) are turning to countries deemed more reliable -- Mexico and Canada for instance. But if can't safely protect our supplies, what will that say about how dependable we are?

I don't think most governments in Alberta, dating back to the days of Leduc #1, have given this one much thought. They had better. We obviously have to reduce our consumption of oil and natural gas, but we don't need AQ or any other fringe group that uses violence to achieve its ends dictating energy prices.

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