What Trump might not know about the U.S., oil and OPEC

May 26, 2016
Crude oil storage tanks at the Cushing oil hub in Oklahoma.  REUTERS/Nick Oxford/File Photo

Crude oil storage tanks at the Cushing oil hub in Oklahoma. REUTERS/Nick Oxford/File Photo

Donald Trump wants to roll back some of America’s most ambitious environmental policies. The likely Republican nominee said on Thursday he would scrap the Paris climate agreement and approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline if he became president.

Trump also said he wants America to be energy self-sufficient and vowed to revive the U.S. oil and coal industries by slashing some of the country’s environmental policies to help reduce reliance on Middle Eastern producers and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

Reuters energy editor David Gaffen did some digging and found out that the United States isn’t as reliant on foreign  crude as many people think.

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Gaffen can add automobiles can run on fumes, and use must less gasoline, but nobody is making use of gas saving technology.

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