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Originally posted by ludwigvonmises003
reply to post by antonia
oil shale is a rock from which shale oil is produced.its mainly tight oil in dakota .The reservoirs porosity is very low.
Originally posted by buster2010
Originally posted by Eurisko2012
reply to post by Jetman44
It also costs $46,000.
It's range is too limited. GM has stopped production and laid off the employees.
Nobody wants to buy it.
GM should move the Chevy Volt into a museum right next to the Edsel.
Your right on the cost it's too high for the average American to spend on new tech.
The range of 100 miles easily covers at least 90% of the populations weekly needs.
Originally posted by miniatus
Originally posted by Eurisko2012
This headline spells the end of the Obama presidency.
The oil refineries do not have the capability to refine low
quality oil from Venezuela . It has high sulfur content.
Instead of making improvements Sunoco is just trying to sell
the whole refinery.
It's over. The high price of gas is the Achilles heel of
President Obama. Killing the Keystone Pipeline and giving us
solutions like Algae have Americans fuming. The DNC phone call
to Hillary Clinton is imminent.
(visit the link for the full news article)edit on 17-3-2012 by Eurisko2012 because: (no reason given)
And who controls the high price of oil? . not supply and demand.. supply is outpacing demand these days.. the price of oil is 40-50% higher than supply and demand would have it.. Speculators drive the price.. and who are among the top of the speculation game? ... the Koch brothers..and who do the Koch brothers support? ... the GOP... Obama can't do much about the price of oil.. without some market regulation on oil speculators, we won't be able to control the costs.. the cost of oil artificially high right now.. supply is at a high, demand is at a low.. yet prices are way up..
edit on 3/18/2012 by miniatus because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by FissionSurplus
reply to post by Eurisko2012
Just yesterday my husband and I were at a Nissan dealer getting the oil changed in our truck. While we were waiting, we walked around the lot and noticed a fully electric Nissan Leaf being charged up, so we asked a handy salesperson about it.
It was $33,000, very small, takes over 14 hours to fully charge up with a typical household AC set-up, and only goes 100 miles before the battery is dead. The salesman claimed that he had already sold 11 of them (this was a Lubbock, TX dealership). He stated that a few cities, like Houston, have "charge-up" stations around the city, and all the ones he sold were going to cities far away, except for one old farmer who bought one to drive from his home to his ranch office and back.
After we pointed out to him that, where we live, it was 100 miles to Lubbock, he said that the newer generation Leafs will go up to 500 miles on a charge, but that won't be until 2016.
Alrighty then. Meanwhile, most people have to make do with the vehicle they have, and suffer under the pressure of having to pay a lot more for gas to get to a job which doesn't pay much to begin with and will give no raises in the foreseeable future. Food is going up, gas is going up, utilities are through the roof, and wages are stagnant or dropping.
It's all a matter of time, folks, before the vast majority of people are pushed to the breaking point and the fabric of society starts to unravel.
But that won't be until after the presidential elections, I'm sure. Keep in mind that, whether you vote Demo or GOP, this country will be DOA if we keep going like this. Whatever bozo is at the helm when it happens matters not.
Northeast refineries don't have the facilities to handle lower-quality, cheaper crude