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'Squawk Box' Guest Warns of $12-15-a-Gallon Gas

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posted on May, 22 2008 @ 03:10 PM
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'Squawk Box' Guest Warns of $12-15-a-Gallon Gas


www.businessandmedia.org

“[T]he prices that we’re paying at the pump today are, I think, going to be ‘the good old days,’ because others who watch this very closely forecast that we’re going to be hitting $12 and $15 per gallon,” Hirsch said. “And then, after that, when oil – world oil production goes into decline, we’re going to talk about rationing. In other words, not only are we going to be paying high prices and have considerable economic problems, but in addition to that, we’re not going to be able to get the fuel when we want it.”
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posted on May, 22 2008 @ 03:10 PM
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Wow, things do not look good!!!

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posted on May, 22 2008 @ 03:24 PM
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If gasoline prices were to reach 10 - 15 dollars per gallon, I would imagine that we were looking at a per barrel price of oil at around $300+ ! At this price, there would certainly be incentive enough to raise petroleum production considerably from previously untapped and/or undeveloped sources of fuel that were DOMESTIC in origin.

The processing of the vast US coal reserves into oil would become more than viable. The development of the huge American shale oil reserves in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho would become an instant certainty.

We would also see environmentally sensitive areas developed for their energy potential as any concern for endangered owls or other wildlife would be usurped by a ravenous hunger for new energy sources.

It's been said before....OIL is the lifeblood of America. Without oil, the US would, for all intents and purpose, die without oil and relatively cheap energy. If nothing else, the US would not exist in it's present form. Before that would happen, the US would, I believe, mobilize a herculean effort to guarantee
a secured level of energy independence.



[edit on 5/22/2008 by benevolent tyrant]



posted on May, 22 2008 @ 03:32 PM
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Ouch, that would be $24 a day to/from work for me. Over $8000 a year in gas, just to go to work and no where else!



posted on May, 22 2008 @ 03:50 PM
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Originally posted by benevolent tyrant
Before that would happen, the US would, I believe, mobilize a herculean effort to guarantee a secured level of energy independence.


Iraq invasion 2003 , iran invasion 200x , all to secure oil.....



posted on May, 22 2008 @ 03:52 PM
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It's been said before....OIL is the lifeblood of America. Without oil, the US would, for all intents and purpose, die without oil and relatively cheap energy.


On that note let me ask you this do you think that the rising price of oil is in fact a strategic move to actually criple America? The use of airplanes as an attack on America was a fairly inovative idea that made many say hmmm never thought of using a plane. Perhaps this is also an attack although I dont know which other countries would not be hurt as well except for the obvious oil producing countries. I guess the thing to do would be to make a list of who would be hardest hit and least hit and determine from there. I dont want this turning into a truther non-truther argument btw was just using the airplanes as an example. Just something to ponder.



posted on May, 22 2008 @ 04:12 PM
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Originally posted by drift393
do you think that the rising price of oil is in fact a strategic move to actually criple America?



While some of the rising, per-barrel, price of oil can be accounted by some increase in demand (emerging markets, ie. China, India), the phenomenal day-to-day price jumps are without any real precedent or reason. There is no real shortage of supply. (Yes, there is a refinery shortage which might lead to some increase in price).

Price speculation certainly does add to this spiraling cost. But in the past, with other commodities, actions were taken to curtail undue speculation and monopolization of some commodities -- ie., the Hunt Bros. and the cornering of the silver market. The same could have been done with oil

When President Bush requested that the Saudi government increase oil production to help ease the price, the request was flatly rejected. The Saudi minister said that there was no shortage.....and yes, he was correct. There isn't a shortage. What is happening here is entirely deliberate -- at least in my opinion -- and certainly could be considered to be a weapon that is meant to attack, cripple or even destroy an already fragile American economy.



posted on May, 22 2008 @ 04:20 PM
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I have read that their are REAL declines in oil production in mexico, russia, and other countries. It looks like we are going to have some serious problems after 2010.





posted on May, 22 2008 @ 04:24 PM
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Yes, but with an inadequate infrastructure this would take YEARS, while in the meantime everything comes to a screeching halt and implodes...



posted on May, 22 2008 @ 04:24 PM
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I dont think we people would allow that. There would be riots and I would be on the front lines. I think we are teetering on that point right now. We already have truckers getting involved. $6 to $7 small protests start to happen and $8 to $10 the mass protests.


Also on a side note I used to believe it was the dollar causing this but now I know for sure its not that Lindsay Williams is 100% correct on what is causing this.

[edit on 22-5-2008 by mybigunit]



posted on May, 22 2008 @ 04:48 PM
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I also think it is the dollar. The bad thing is if the FED raises rates to compensate for the declining currency, I think it will change nothing and commods like oil will continue to spike.



posted on May, 22 2008 @ 05:05 PM
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So again this begs the question who is perpetuating the increase? Who has the power to manipulate the rising prices and create the dissinformation as to oil being a shortage? Very interesting path to follow. With all the contingency planning and fallover plans in place why wouldnt America step up its oil production years ago and have the equipment already in place? Rambling thoughts just trying to catch something floating in the old brain bucket I cant quite put my finger on yet.



posted on May, 22 2008 @ 05:11 PM
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Yes, and if you see the chart I posted above, you will see that the greatest output from the megaprojects is in 2008!!! Yet, prices are going through the roof. What does that say of the subsequent years from now, where output drastically comes down?



posted on May, 22 2008 @ 05:16 PM
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Originally posted by benevolent tyrant
...a per barrel price of oil at around $300+ ! At this price, there would certainly be incentive enough to raise petroleum production considerably from previously untapped and/or undeveloped sources of fuel that were DOMESTIC in origin. ...

[edit on 5/22/2008 by benevolent tyrant]


Hate to tell you this, but the "incentive" was passed about $50 per barrel ago.



posted on May, 22 2008 @ 05:17 PM
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The chart you provided made me chuckle actually. I had heard on a radio show yesterday that the reason for oil price increases is supply and demand. They summed the whole situation up in that one niffty little sentence. So according to that chart and the reasoning on the radio the higher the supply = higher price



posted on May, 22 2008 @ 05:20 PM
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Originally posted by pityocamptes
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I also think it is the dollar. The bad thing is if the FED raises rates to compensate for the declining currency, I think it will change nothing and commods like oil will continue to spike.


Heres the issue though...look at the dollar index and the dollar vs all the other currencies...it has leveled off. It really hasnt dropped but yet the oil seems to keep tumbling. Not only that if its the dollar causing our high gas then wouldnt the worlds gas be getting cheaper as their currencies are getting stronger...no theirs is going up too....to more and more I read into this I think this is a bigger issue and the dollar and supply and demand are just cop outs. You should watch that Lindsay Williams video.



posted on May, 22 2008 @ 05:25 PM
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Your right, but I think they did not factor in 2 billion chinese and indian middle class individuals coming into the picture who want the same things as Americans, which takes an enormous amount of energy (oil).



posted on May, 22 2008 @ 05:41 PM
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Just curious any info on the actual increase per country of oil consumption from year to year? Will take a look around and see how much of an actual increase there was. Just have a hard time beliving 2 billion more people suddenly fliping on the switch so to speak. Not an attack on you pityocamptes just trying to find numbers and info.



posted on May, 22 2008 @ 05:50 PM
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posted on May, 22 2008 @ 06:03 PM
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$15 or even $20-a-gallon gas, who cares? Some people paid the ultimate price so your car can have tires. Their lives. Google: central african republic rubber massacre. I think people should stop complaining about "expensive" gas.




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