Facebooker behind firewall

Hi, I'm trying to set up facebooker on local computer and as soon as I
add ensure_authenticated_to_facebook to my controller I get connection
errors. After inserting some debugging code I figured it tries to
connect to http://api.facebook.com/restserver.php ignoring http proxy
settings. There's no direct internet connection on my computer and using
proxy is mandatory unfortunatelly. Is there a way to make facebooker
respect HTTP_PROXY variable?

I understand that eventually I would have to get to the external hosting
and the problem would be solved but developing something on local
computer is way faster. Don't see the reason why facebooker can't use
http proxy server anyway.

Would appreciate any help!
Leo