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WASHINGTON -- Gasoline prices could rise to about $9 per gallon if the United States withdraws troops from Iraq prematurely, Rep. Jon Porter said he was told on a trip to Iraq that ended this week.
Originally posted by Agit8dChop
Iraq is outputting minimal amounts of barrels per day, compared to any other time.
so how exactly will it cause such a dramatic shift in fuel prices?
Originally posted by infiltr8u
you know oil would be no problem if the tree hugging liberals would let us build more refineries and let us drill for oil in antwar and off the coast of florida... we have all the oil we need, just step out of the way with all your overbearing regulations and let us drill for it. it would mean the collapse of OPEC, we would be self sufficient, we wouldn't need to go take oil from iraq and iran, we wouldnt need to pay $9 a gallon. etc...etc..
"lets see save the spotted owl or buid a refinery..hmmm screw the refinery we can all ride bikes you aint killing my spotted owl mister"
[edit on 30-8-2007 by infiltr8u]
The VW Lupo 3L TDI diesel, the company’s most fuel-efficient car, consumes 3 liters of fuel (“3L”) per 100 km (78.4 mpg US) and starts at €15,100 ($19,500).
The Telegraph (UK) reports that Volkswagen is cancelling its long-running project to develop a super-economy car: the “1-liter” car. The name comes from the design point of consuming 1 liter of fuel per 100 kilometers.
First revealed to the public at the VW annual general meeting in 2002, the prototype then consumed just 0.89 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers (264 mpg) on a demonstration drive.
But Volkswagen now says that it could not produce an ultra-economical car for less than €20,000 ($25,900)—too expensive for its target market.
Most Volkswagen models were rated far below average for reliability. The all-wheel drive Volkswagen Passat received the lowest reliability rating of any vehicle in the survey.
Volkswagen Golf (turbo)
Volkswagen Jetta (turbo)
Volkswagen New Beetle