why did I quote that?

No one likes $125 a barrel oil. Last year, we paid an average price of $64 a barrel for imports.

I’m not sure why I let that quote stand — it seems to imply that we pay different prices for imported oil vs. domestic oil.  or maybe he thinks we don’t pay for domestic oil at all.

I’m not sure about you, but I don’t buy barrels of crude oil very often.  but imagine that I did — do you think domestic oil producers would charge me significantly less than the world-market prices that a foreigner would charge?

OK, he didn’t explicitly state that there is a difference, but why would he use the word imports instead of oil?  combined with the anti-immigration bent at the end of his article, maybe he has another agenda — one I probably don’t endorse.

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