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Are we addicted to oil?

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posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 06:50 AM
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Oil has been escaping into the Gulf of Mexico since a drilling rig leased by BP exploded on 20 April. Are we too dependent on it?

North America uses around one quarter of the world's oil but countries such as India and China are increasing their demand.

This has led to companies facing greater technical and cost challenges in order to access the product from risky environments such as the bottom of the sea bed.

As well fuelling cars and other motor vehicles, oil is used to heat buildings and produce electric power. It also contributes greatly to farming and food processing.

How can we tackle our reliance on oil? Should more money be spent on research and development into replacement products? What would you suggest




posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 06:56 AM
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Originally posted by union_jack
How can we tackle our reliance on oil? Should more money be spent on research and development into replacement products? What would you suggest


We can not, as oil is the backing monetary choice of the countries that have oil reserves including the US.

We have a record that can not be deny, we prop nations that have oil and we are the ones that control oil prices through the Stock exchange.

As long as US is profitable in oil, the oil barons rule the oil industry and our mighty dollar is back by it is not going to be any chance for alternative oil to make it.

So all that energy reform that has been talk about and the cap and trade crap is nothing but a hoax to tax people to death



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