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Post time 2018-11-18 10:54:35 |Display all floors
1.  Tsvetana Paraskova is a writer for the US-based Divergente LLC consulting firm with over a decade of experience writing for news outlets such as iNVEZZ and SeeNews.  The following are excerpts from Tsvetana Paraskova's November 14, 2018 article headlined "India Ready To Import More U.S. Oil And Gas".

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India is ready to import more crude oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States to expand bilateral trade, India’s Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said on Wednesday.

Speaking after a meeting between India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on the sidelines of an ASEAN summit in Singapore, Gokhale said, commenting on the topics discussed:

“There was a lot of discussion on energy, this is a new sector in the Indo-US relations. We have begun importing oil & gas from United States.”

“It is expected to be valued about $4 billion this year and we expressed our readiness to import more oil and more gas from the United States as a way of expanding our trade,” Gokhale added.....  (End excerpts)

Source:  oilpricedotcom

2.  It makes no economic sense for India to import oil from the US when it can get it more cheaply from nearer oil producers such as Iran and Saudi Arabia.  Here I coin this expression "To carry American oil to India" with the following meanings:

(a)  To waste money on a project that can be accomplished cheaply by other means, that is, to do something at an unnecessary cost.

(b)  To take something to a place where its kind can be obtained more cheaply elsewhere.

The following sentences show the use of the new expression:

(a)  Don't pester me to buy your kitchenware.  I am not so stupid as to carry American oil to India since I can buy the same kitchenware more cheaply from my friend's shop.

(b)  You have been carrying American oil to India by getting that unscrupulous contractor to renovate your house.  If you have approached me earlier for the renovation, you would have saved a lot of money.

(c)  To waste money buying ready-cooked meals would be like carrying American oil to India.  Hence I prefer to cook my own meals or eat at my mother-in-law’s house every day.

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Post time 2018-11-21 17:35:31 |Display all floors
This post was edited by emanreus at 2018-11-21 17:37

Foolish it might be,  but uncle Sam STICK is bigger.

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Post time 2018-11-22 15:53:17 |Display all floors
emanreus Post time: 2018-11-21 17:35
Foolish it might be,  but uncle Sam STICK is bigger.

The oil deal is a dead letter, I know how this neighbor of China behaves.
Believe it or not, it's true.

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Post time 2018-11-22 21:22:12 |Display all floors
Liononthehunt Post time: 2018-11-22 15:53
The oil deal is a dead letter, I know how this neighbor of China behaves.

I know what you getting at.

  Uncle Sam is is like his first commercial oil well which entered operation in Oil Springs, Ontario in 1858...
    In comparison, the earliest known oil wells were drilled in China in 347 CE...

Petroleum was distilled in Persia in the 9th century as kerosene.
   Arab and Persian chemists distilled crude oil in order to produce flammable products for military purposes...   Distillation became available in Western Europe by the 12th century...

  America still belonged to the Indigenous Americans, the indigenous peoples of the United States as it is called today...
    From the 16th through the 19th centuries, the population of Native Americans declined in the following ways: epidemic diseases brought from Europe; violence and warfare at the hands of European explorers and colonists

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Post time 2018-11-26 19:06:39 |Display all floors
emanreus Post time: 2018-11-22 18:22
I know what you getting at.

  Uncle Sam is is like his first commercial oil well which entered op ...

What oil wells were drilled in China. There was no China at that time.

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Post time 2018-11-26 19:06:59 |Display all floors
emanreus Post time: 2018-11-22 18:22
I know what you getting at.

  Uncle Sam is is like his first commercial oil well which entered op ...

What oil wells were drilled in China. There was no China at that time.

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Post time 2018-11-27 11:35:19 |Display all floors
manoj10 Post time: 2018-11-26 19:06
What oil wells were drilled in China. There was no China at that time.

A little lesson dear chap;

   China, was derived from Portuguese in the 16th century. It is believed to be a borrowing from Middle Persian, and some have traced it further back to Sanskrit.
  It is also generally thought that the ultimate source of the name China is the Chinese word "Qin" (Chinese: 秦), the name of the dynasty that unified China but also existed as a state for many centuries prior...

I should have said Middle Kingdom instead of China...
  Perhaps before getting carried away with silly sayings like: "There was no China at that time."  one should educate himself and
visit the Salt Museum, built in the mid-1700s as the Shanxi Salt Merchants Guildhall.   The museum is housed in the former Shanxi Guildhall, built in 1736–1752 AD by salt merchants from Shanxi Province.

By the beginning of the 3rd century AD, wells were being drilled up to 140m deep. The drilling technique used can still be seen in China today, when rural farmers drill water wells.
   I imagined a fairly crude technology. I had no idea how sophisticated these drilling methods became, to the point where these people really had developed most of the tools and techniques one might see on a modern drilling rig, albeit on a smaller scale and without the benefits of modern machining methods.

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