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    Who says we will run out of OIL?

    Here is a link showing where and how much oil is available.

    http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=1911

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    IMO... to answer your question... a polecat who has an agenda... which obviously is NOT an agenda friendly to American Citizens.

    Gottal read between the lines before we vote...
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    That's not even enough oil to supply the United States for one year.

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    WE DONT NEED OIL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AStudent View Post
    That's not even enough oil to supply the United States for one year.
    Hmmm.... got some verifiable numbers on that thought?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ga-hvac-tech View Post

    Hmmm.... got some verifiable numbers on that thought?
    http://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.cfm?id=33&t=6

    http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/en...il-consumption

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    Your first link says 0 for crude oil usage... not much to verify there...

    Your second link says 18,600,000 BBL/day USA usage. If we drop the last 3 zero's and divide... we get 161 days.

    What is your solution (which is also green)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ga-hvac-tech View Post

    Your first link says 0 for crude oil usage... not much to verify there...

    Your second link says 18,600,000 BBL/day USA usage. If we drop the last 3 zero's and divide... we get 161 days.

    What is your solution (which is also green)?
    Slowly reduce oil consumption by using alternative energies. We can't completely remove oil nor can we just abruptly stop using it, this would throw the world into a chaotic tailspin.

    Just about everything we have comes from oil, and I also believe oil is a renewable resource. The issue at hand is are we consuming faster than oil can be produced?

    The only answer I have is that we must look into alternative energies (most have been around for decades), and we need to look into recycling our waste products.

    For example, the first diesel motor was built to run on peanut oil, shortly after the death of Mr. Diesel we started producing diesel fuel instead.

    We should not spend insane amounts of money on alternative energies because we do not want to bankrupt ourselves....but a small amount each year goes a long way.

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    Folks look at me with that curious look... when I suggest BigBox stores should have their roofs covered with PV panels. Tends to lower AC load also... Might be a better investment to do in the South and Southwest before the North... more sun down here.

    IMO what really needs to happen is delivery trucks and service vans which get good mileage... something the vehicle manufacturers are not putting much effort into.
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    It is simple math. We will run out of oil, but right before we do - it will seem we still have plenty.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umFnrvcS6AQ
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    Quote Originally Posted by tipsrfine View Post
    It is simple math. We will run out of oil, but right before we do - it will seem we still have plenty.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umFnrvcS6AQ
    They said in the early 1970's that we would run out of oil in less than a decade...
    They said in the later 1980's we would run out of oil before the turn of the century...
    Slick Willy would not say anything... just made it hard for oil co's to drill for more oil...
    Again we are told we will run out of oil...

    What makes it different this time?
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    The fricken math man. This is what the whole point of this guy's video is about; the human inability to understand the exponential equation. Your last post proves his point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tipsrfine View Post
    The fricken math man. This is what the whole point of this guy's video is about; the human inability to understand the exponential equation. Your last post proves his point.
    So am I to assume the guy thinks ALL the oil that EVER will be discovered (next year, next decade, next century) is already known? Really now...

    The size of the oil deposit in N Dakota was not known until the 1990's...
    Tar sand oil in Canada is not economical to produce with an oil price below around $70-75/BBL... something that did not happen until the 1980's.
    Fracking just came about in the last decade... before that marginal wells were not economical to operate (I know, I inherited some marginal wells when Dad passed).

    What is to say something new (a deposit we have yet to discover, or a technique for recovery not yet developed) will not happen in the future.

    To say anything is finite... is to confine one's mind into a teensy little box... IMO not a very smart thing to do...
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