As a person who lives in close proximity to Phillips 66, I find it strange that people from out of the area, or out of San Luis Obispo County for that matter, tell us how to live and run our county.
Since oil goes on the global market, refining it here does nothing to assure our state will keep it. Last I heard, the United States is a net exporter of oil — exporting more than we import. We will never become energy independent by shipping it out.
Also, I get the impression Mike Purdy may be implying we went to war for oil.
Although that was probably the case, it is heartbreaking. The only one I heard admit it is John McCain, (search on YouTube for: McCain, war for oil).