Originally posted by OliArtist
Originally posted by theRhenn
Originally posted by babybunnies
You Americans make the rest of the world laugh complaining about even $6 gas.
In Europe, many countries are already paying $12-$13 a gallon. In Canada, it's been over $6 for some time.
Lets look at this another way.
Lets say you have a corn field in your community which allows you to buy corn at 3$ a basket. Lets say the people in the next town pay $4 but only
have half a corn field. And finaly, the next town from that have no corn field but pay $5 a basket. Why wouldnt the people who have a full corn
field want to pay more?
The US has many, many oilfields and sources for oil. When we have to pay big prices for something we have aplenty, then yes.. we might get a lil
I think you are wrong here. If the United States has so much accessible oil why do they project military power all over the world to secure oil
deposits in dangerous places? The United States has no 'accessible' oil in any quantity. Sure you have oil deposits, but when oil is more expensive to
get out of the ground that it is worth then it may as well not exist.
Put it this way, if you put in more energy to get to the oil than you can get from the oil, then there is no point.
Being in the oilfield all of my life, for the most part.. I learned one thing.
When prices go up, oil companies can afford to go back to older wells and pump out more oil. As long as the companies make even a small amount of
money off of the well, they will pump it. When it starts costing, when prices go back down, they will plug it and move to another well that produces
more easily. One that is cost effective.
Yes, we do have a very huge amount of oil here. No, I'm not talking about just shale oil, which is getting easier to pull and cheeper to obtain.
It's only speculation that we steal it from other countries so we can horde our own. We dont waste more, we consume more because, unlike many other
countries, we have more uses for it available to everyone, not just the rich. We power our homes with it, cook with it, drive with it, create with
it... where as china and other countries only use it towards their rich. Their poor still use horse and buggy or their backs.
Prices are cheeper here because we get alot of it here, we drill in our own back yards, we pump it to and from here, we even refine it here.
Now... As it seems.. Many apparently dont understand that there is a diffrence between oil and gas. We have vehicles that use deasle, gas and other
forms of energy. Oil is also used, but you dont change the oil but every 3-10k miles.
The reason our vehicles dont run on 1000mpgs is because of the big wigs at the top. How dare anyone say that it's "the americans". I consider those
bastards that keep technology from us, communist.
If you think we "secure" oil from other countries, consider that we might be securing it for other countries as well. Not just the US. We secure it
so there is no world shortage, not just so we can stock up on it ourselves.
If the whole world stopped selling us oil, do you honestly think that we wont have enough? Horse dookey!
Believe me.. When the price goes up, more oil is pulled from our wells. Why is that? Does that make sense to you any? It makes no sense to me
unless someone is raising prices to where the part that is raised goes towards pulling more fuel from the ground. When prices go up.. The oilfield
BOOMS here. When they go down, people get laid off. I dont have a forumula other than deep pockets. But.. Thats just how it is.
Btw, I wish to add.. Oil/Fuel used the oilfield here is TAX FREE.
edit on 16-3-2012 by theRhenn because: (no reason given)