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To: Greg F
By the way, nice to chat with you outside of a contentious Mitt Romney thread.

Yes. I do participate in the wider FR world as well. :-)

I’m a supporter of nuclear plants because they make sense geopolitically.

True. But nuclear power plants would mostly be pushing out coal-powered ones, so the effect on oil wouldn't necessarily be much.

Are there any oil-powered power plants? I honestly don't know.

15 posted on 08/31/2007 1:01:55 PM PDT by TChris (Has anyone under Mitt Romney's leadership ever been worse off because he is Mormon?)
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To: TChris

Looks like substitution for coal and natural gas mainly.

17 posted on 08/31/2007 1:09:54 PM PDT by Greg F (Duncan Hunter is a good man.)
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To: TChris
Are there any oil-powered power plants? I honestly don't know.

There are some older oil fired boilers (or there used to be) and some gas turbine stations are dual fuel with oil fire capacity. They burn the fuel that is cheapest on any day. It used to be that natural gas was always cheaper, but these days I am not so sure.

26 posted on 08/31/2007 5:34:07 PM PDT by SteamShovel (Global Warming, the New Patriotism)
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To: TChris
True. But nuclear power plants would mostly be pushing out coal-powered ones, so the effect on oil wouldn't necessarily be much.

If we build enough of them the price of electricity *should* drop, and that might make electric cars and electric home heating more sensible.

But you are right, now it would be used to replace coal, then natural gas.

63 posted on 09/02/2007 7:44:02 AM PDT by Tribune7 (Michael Moore bought Haliburton)
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