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Doug
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posted 15 March 2004 05:47 PM      Profile for Doug   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"The tightness in today's crude market is unlikely to change unless there are major supply discoveries. Production in most of the world's major oil fields has already peaked and is now declining."

Looks like even corporate economists are coming to acknowledge that the cheap oil party is over.


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The Oatmeal Savage
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posted 15 March 2004 09:19 PM      Profile for The Oatmeal Savage   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Sounds like it's time to start building more nuclear reactors for power generation.
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Jingles
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posted 15 March 2004 10:07 PM      Profile for Jingles     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Naaah, I think it's time we started using whale oil for our energy needs. There's lots of them, floatin' around like they own the place, eating our plankton and not paying for it. Lousy do-nothing whales.
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MacD
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posted 15 March 2004 10:19 PM      Profile for MacD     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Not paying for it? Why those freeloading whales! Somebody tell the B.C. Liberals...they can set up toll booths in the Pacific, or maybe make the whales buy Liberal memberships...
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Rufus Polson
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posted 16 March 2004 01:58 PM      Profile for Rufus Polson     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Coal-powered cars, coming up.
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Mr. Magoo
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posted 16 March 2004 02:33 PM      Profile for Mr. Magoo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Is this just some kind of nostalgia-trip for the "energy crisis" we had back in the 70's? Back to asking for "Gasahol" at the pumps, I guess.
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The Hegemo
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posted 16 March 2004 03:50 PM      Profile for The Hegemo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I just recently read High and Mighty by Keith Bradsher...in there he notes that the all time high for U.S. gas prices relative to income was in 1980, when they were around $1.30 a gallon. But with the rapid increase in wealth of the most affluent Americans (who buy most SUVs) since then, gas prices would have to rise to something like $3-4 a gallon U.S. to equal the dent gas made in their incomes in 1980.
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Doug
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posted 16 March 2004 04:03 PM      Profile for Doug   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Jingles:
Naaah, I think it's time we started using whale oil for our energy needs. There's lots of them, floatin' around like they own the place, eating our plankton and not paying for it. Lousy do-nothing whales.

Have you been reading antiwhale.org?


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