Because without buyers oil has no value. Kidding right? Have you looked out into the Gulf of Mexico lately? Do we control the price of that oil? But yes, instead of the oil companies deciding where that oil goes because someone else offers a higher price we would make that decision based on need not price gouging. Not one penny, yet they want our taxpayers to pay for that pipeline. Eminent Domain. We say thank you very much for the ship or we build our own, here. Without buyers for the oil those ships need to be sold...cheap. I care just about as much as they care about me thinking they are greedy. Our royal family is not cruising the world in 500' private yachts, in fact we don't even have a royal family. So who exactly is the greedy one? Whatever will allow our citizens (and by that I mean every citizen of the world) to get to their job, heat their home, and produce food at a cost people can afford to pay. Do I really have to explain why? How would you like to reduce what you charge your customers by say arbitrarily 90% and have it not affect your lifestyle because everything you buy costs 95% less without the profiteers taking their cut?