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  •  I'm sure the emissions from using the products (2+ / 0-)
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    is counted in the place where the products are used.

    However, creating the products themselves from petroleum emits a large amount of global warming gases.

    Google images for "refinery" and you'll find all sorts of "flares" which are burning off waste products from refining petroleum. And these flares stink.  They contribute CO2, but also much more powerful greenhouse gases like methane and others.  You'll see the smokestacks.  

    So, what I was saying is that the refineries being in Texas, create a lot of Texas emissions through their operation.  

    Most of the products created are exported from Texas to other states create the emissions there when they are used.

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    by YucatanMan on Mon Mar 12, 2012 at 11:17:28 AM PDT

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    •  There were some similar flares visible in the past (1+ / 0-)
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      in the North Bay (SF) at the Chevron refineries.  Us noisy environmentalists pitched a fit, and no more flares.

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      by Evolutionary on Mon Mar 12, 2012 at 12:48:26 PM PDT

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