The tar sand, heavy, sour crude oil, flowing from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries, will not decrease our dependency on unstable countries to feed our oil needs. The U.S. is a gasoline-driven country; the rest of the world runs, basically, on diesel fuel.
The world cannot keep keep up with the demand for diesel fuel. Presently, new refineries are being built around the world to bring more diesel to the marketplace. At the same time, older refineries are being retooled to accommodate this demand for diesel. Read More»