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Sticker Shock-$3 a gallon gas? Some links
various FR links | 03-17-04 | The Heavy Equipment Guy

Posted on 03/17/2004 2:08:40 PM PST by backhoe

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951 posted on 11/18/2006 6:20:54 AM PST by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, Ridin' the Trakball into the Dawn of Information)
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952 posted on 11/19/2006 3:48:22 PM PST by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, Ridin' the Trakball into the Dawn of Information)
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954 posted on 11/20/2006 9:08:48 AM PST by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, Ridin' the Trakball into the Dawn of Information)
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956 posted on 11/30/2006 1:48:30 PM PST by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, Ridin' the Trakball into the Dawn of Information)
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Canada's awash in oil --I have spent the last 12 yrs or so in the Oilsands. The Oilsands are viable at about 14 or 15 bucks I think at the moment (old technology). It really came down with hydrotransport technology replacing conveyors --
The new technology at Opti-Nexon was supposed to get the cost down to about $8.00 per barrel.

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958 posted on 12/03/2006 6:45:23 AM PST by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, Ridin' the Trakball into the Dawn of Information)
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Call it a Twilight of the Gods moment
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I will continue to update this:
 
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But I'm just burned, and bummed out. The elections. The sellout of Israel. The Moonbats. The Stupid Party. The Evil Party.
Nuclear, coal, drill our own. The solutions are already extant.
959 posted on 12/08/2006 4:03:35 AM PST by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, Ridin' the Trakball into the Dawn of Information)
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And, just a gentle reminder...


960 posted on 07/14/2008 9:17:49 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an old keyboard cowboy, ridin' the Trakball in to the Sunset...)
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Just so I can locate this easily:

From my "Sticker Shock- $3 a gallon gas?" file...

I have covered, ( Or, as Seamole puts it...
-backhoe's pseudoblog--... ) pseudo-blogged, these issues for years, so allow me to drop out of Lurk and Link mode for a rare bit of commentary-- we all need to get serious about our dependency on foreign sources of energy, and use our own resources.

Our consumer-based economy is driven by and dependent upon readily-available, reliable energy-- choke that off, and we'll all be back to using one rotary dial phone in the dining room, watching one TV in the living room, and driving one car per family-- probably a Hudson Hornet or a Nash Metropolitan...







We need to

1) end the nonsensical ban on offshore drilling off California and Florida--read and weep:


Castro Plans to Drill 45 Miles from US Shores, But We Can't

2) build a lot of next-generation nuclear power plants, not just for electricity, but for any process requiring heat, power, or steam.
And if we replaced our existing nuclear plants with
this one there would be significant benefits.

3) end Jimmy Carter's idiotic ban on recycling nuclear waste, and reprocess the stuff rather than fighting over where to bury it. Europe has done this for decades.-- what to do with spent nuclear fuel? Answer here:

 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1468321/posts?page=50#50

hattip: Mike (former Navy Nuclear Engineer)

4) use the 300-500 years worth of coal we have on our own land, using the new clean-coal technology.
-Clean Coal Centre--

5) and finally, there's nothing wrong with conservation, we should all practice it- but you can't conserve your way out of a shortage. Nor is there anything wrong with "alternative" energy sources- except they don't supply the vast ( not to mention readily-available ) amounts of power we need at a price competitive to more conventional sources. Then again, there is this to ponder:


Energy From the Gulf Stream
http://www.energy.gatech.edu/presentations/mhoover.pdf


Not to mention, this new idea:


Irish Ready To Harness Tidal Power






We do need to get serious about this before we get strangled by a bunch of petty thieves and dictators who don't like us much.

My collection of energy-related links:

Sticker Shock-$3 a gallon gas? Click the picture:


And kindly note, and note well-- the first reply to this post ( when gas was $1.45 a gallon ) was derisive... so, who's laughing now?

( And, to honk my own horn, here is a comment from another board on this subject: )

I happened to be going through a post by "backhoe" and followed his link to a thread he posted on 3-17-04. Pretty good thread titled "Sticker Shock-$3 a gallon gas? Some links" that was prophetic, and what do you know, the first reply was Why don't you stop panicking and solve problems that exist posted by "TopQuark." Backhoe has some very good posts, he mostly lurks and when he does post it is worth the read. From the reply that"TopQuark" made he appears to be something of a corn-fed kneejerker, even more so with two years to prove how right "backhoe" was.

Addenda:

Search string for micro nuclear power plants:

http://tinyurl.com/ye7q4au
"Safe shed-size reactors..."

According to what I've read ( admittedly by the manufacturers ) there are substantial reduction in the price of power, using these units.

They say the old slogan from the fifties- "power almost too cheap to meter"-- while not literally true, will be approachable.


Vest-Pocket Summary:

1- drill for gas and oil like crazy- onshore, offshore, and in Alaska
2- go nuclear for power
3- convert stationary plants to clean coal technology or Next-Gen Nuclear
4- slash taxes and regulations like crazy...


961 posted on 11/30/2009 1:38:59 PM PST by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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Say, do you remember when gas cost $0.25 a gallon?

I do...

Vest-Pocket Summary:

1- drill for gas and oil like crazy- onshore, offshore, and in Alaska
2- go nuclear for power
3- convert stationary plants to clean coal technology or Next-Gen Nuclear
4- slash taxes and regulations like crazy...

Remember to thank Kommander Zer0 for $10 a gallon gas & heating oil...


962 posted on 04/30/2011 6:36:05 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into the Twilight...)
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BUMP


963 posted on 12/05/2014 8:20:28 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (NO COMPROMISE! NO BIPARTISANSHIP! STOP OBAMA NOW!)
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