State of Alabama Archives: on Energy & Oil


Robert Bentley: Supports off-shore drilling and the oil and gas industries

If we're going to take the responsibility of having to clean up our coasts and having to lose money because of any oil spill, then we ought to be able to get money from that. Bentley also noted the importance of energy production to Alabama's economy. We have had minimal impacts from our longstanding oil and gas development and production industries.
Source: 2011 Alabama gubernatorial press release, "Oil Spill" Oct 5, 2011

Jeff Sessions: Surge in gas prices sucks out American wealth

Sessions and Figures agree that the economy, including the pump price of gas, tops their list of voter concerns before the Nov. 4 election.

Sessions, who serves on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said he has pumped gas at stations across the state while campaigning.

“I’ve seen people in Mobile buy $5 worth of gas. That’s all they had,“ he said. ”It just drives home that this surge in gasoline prices is sucking out large amounts of our American wealth that they could otherwise be using on other things important to them.“

Figures said people are ”really finding it harder and harder to make ends meet. You hear that more than anything else--economy and gas prices.“

Source: 2008 Alabama Senate Debate; Associated Press on www.AL.com Oct 11, 2008

Vivian Davis Figures: High gas prices make it harder to make ends meet

Sessions and Figures agree that the economy, including the pump price of gas, tops their list of voter concerns before the Nov. 4 election.

Sessions, who serves on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said he has pumped gas at stations across the state while campaigning.

“I’ve seen people in Mobile buy $5 worth of gas. That’s all they had,“ he said. ”It just drives home that this surge in gasoline prices is sucking out large amounts of our American wealth that they could otherwise be using on other things important to them.“

Figures said people are ”really finding it harder and harder to make ends meet. You hear that more than anything else--economy and gas prices.“

Source: 2008 Alabama Senate Debate; Associated Press on www.AL.com Oct 11, 2008

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