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Posted on 06/03/2008 5:02:09 AM PDT by Jacvin
Plenty of oil Published June 3rd, 2008
By John Johnston Managing Editor
Historically high gasoline prices are on the mind of virtually everyone in Boca Raton; indeed, virtually everyone in the nation
Dr. Chuck Laser serves on the board of governors for Northwood University; hes also a well-known Boca Raton area oil wildcatter and he will tell anyone who asks why gas prices are so high.
You need to know, however, that you dont ask Laser a question unless youre prepared for a straight answer and you also need more than a few minutes to listen. Laser is passionate about his points of view and passionate men care little about the clock. Straight talk and time are the price one pays to hear a passionate man, supported by science, as Laser puts it, tell the truth.
What Im telling you today is the truth, Laser told West Palm Beach Rotarians recently. This included the following:
* America has plenty of oil. * At the same time, the current oil shortages and resulting high prices are because the world hasnt been drilling for oil when prices were low for (the past) 20 years. * Alternative fuels such as corn-based ethanol are not only dangerous, but are grossly inefficient -- ethanol production from corn requiring 29 percent more fossil energy than the ethanol fuel produced. * And oh, by the way, global warming is a myth.
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This oil guy needs to go on TV
He should be burned as a witch.
Global warming deniers are morally equivalent to holocaust deniers.
He is a tool of Big Oil and the Bush - Haliburton - Freemason - Republican conspiracy.
I know - I read all about it on D.U. and the Kos.
If you like $4/gal, Thank Congress.
Pray for W and Our Troops
* Cease all ethanol production. It takes away from food production and the unintended consequence is higher food costs. As diesel prices go up, the cost of farming tips the balance of cost to make ethanol a bad idea. Just say "no" to ethanol! Even Jimmy Carter says that diverting farm production from food to fuel is dumb even HE gets it.
* Immediately create only ONE "blend" of gasoline and cease regional "boutique" blends which are stupid, costly, and meaningless. Even if this is the "cleanest" blend, just make it ONE and be done with it. Trucking custom blends around the country is wasteful.
* Lift the restrictions in order to drill for oil in Alaska, Gulf of Mexico, and other sites in the CONUS as a matter of national security.
* Encourage the petro industry to construct state-of-the-art refineries and/or retrofit current and dormant ones and crank up production for our newly-accessed oil in the CONUS.
* Make all carbon credit scams unlawful. Discrediting Algore should have been a slam-dunk a long time ago. Stop electing Reps who buy into the Global Warming / Global Cooling / Climate Change Hoax. CO2 is not our enemy!
* Construct SEVERAL, regional Pebble-Bed Modular Reactors (or other similar modern designs) that are not considered "breeders", are rechargeable, and cleaner than any current nuclear generator design. Breeders are OK, but PBMR's are better. NO SOMETHING NUCLEAR to resolve energy problems.
* Use the residual heat from the reactors above to process motor fuel from coal and/or shale. Even though Clinton "stole" some of the best coal reserves, we still have a lot to use.
* Become independent enough to make the cartels (i.e. OPEC) inconsequential.
* Convince local taxing bodies to lift or cap the sales tax on gasoline so that as gas prices go up, the local tax collectors dont see a windfall revenue jump at the expense of the consumer. The Federal government could compel the states (and locals) to cap the fuel taxes.
The ethanol mandates that have been foisted on American taxpayers are not just fiscal insanity, they are immoral. Congress has created a system of subsidies and mandates that requires the U.S. to burn food to make motor fuel, at a time when there is a global shortage of food and no global shortage of motor fuel.
If you squint real hard, and read between the lines, the manifesto will require the dismissal of all RINOs and LibDems and the election of some clear-minded conservatives to even consider any of the above.
Good luck with that....
It’s getting hard to buy ethanol-free gasoline where I live.
Nobody should ever fall for the sophistry of “peak oil”, because the issue is only this: what is the price of the product at the pump. “Peak oil” insists that gasoline, diesel or whatever fuel must come from oil, when in fact these are refined products where crude oil is only the raw source of the molecules.
We used to use whale oil for our liquid hydrocarbon fuel, mainly for illuminating lamps. Then coal was converted to “coal oil”, a liquid fuel. Then petroleum was converted to kerosene, which is today used mainly for jet fuel.
At this very moment a small operation in Carthage, Missouri is turning the organic waste from processing Butterball turkeys into a form of diesel fuel at a reported break-even cost in the mid-$70/bbl range. This is just one example of many conversion technologies that are racing to come to market, a market that offers plenty of profit at today's rices.
“Peak oil” is no more about the price of gasoline than “global warming” is about climate change. Both are about reducing our liberty and increasing government powers over us.
Just wait until small business gets wind they will have to deal with a Cap and Trade Auditor to will fine them if they have not purchased sufficient Carbon Credits. Wait until we have indictments and perp-walks for evil businessmen who were caught “defrauding” the government by not buying enough “credits”.
It’s amusing that while gas was cheap no one really cared.
In a culture of “me” and “now”, one reacts to problems after they arise.
“It’s the congress’ and the Dem’s fault”.
Of COURSE it is.
Yet, where were the protests on the streets of DC the past 15 years?
NOWHERE. No one bothered to show disagreement.
No one really supported Bush’s efforts.
People were happy, complacent, they let the politicians decide this.
Now everyone’s reacting (mildly, still). It’s not TOO late, but it’s getting there.
And still, where are the real protests!
Stop blaming, get out of your SUV and take some action like men.
Is my husband running around the country giving speeches under another name? This sounds just like him. Since I haven’t heard a peep from him this morning, I’d better check the bedroom to be certain that he is still there!
My husband allways takes my friends aback when he pronounces solemnly that “Oil is a renewable resource. It is being made under your feet, right now!”
He’s got lots further to say too, about BTUs, etc. that only another engineer can understand. But he and Dr. Laser are two peas in a pd on this, to be sure.
Plenty of oil, and no will to stomp the green-weenies and go get it.
The coming election offers no relief. Standby for rationing, gas lines, and pols that blame everyone but themselves for the problem. And yet, we continue to elect and reelect these bozos to office.((sigh))
This needs to be sorted out. Ethanol is not a resource but a manufactured product. Global Warming is a reading of entrails not science. Peak Oil has nothing to do with what is in the ground.
Sounds about right. Heck, even some of the speculators seem to be taking a dump in their shorts at the realization that they’ve created a monster.
Sounds like Georgie’s getting a little worried that perhaps the game went to far, doesn’t it?
I've heard that theory too. How does your husband know for dead certain?
“The coming election offers no relief.”
I’m detecting signs of a tax payer revolt. I think there’s a tidal wave building. People aren’t buying the global warming hoax.
They might ask how many million bpd the planet is making, right now.
I can't give you a number, either, but it makes sense that as source rocks reach thermal maturity, more oil is being generated.
The rate of generation may be abysmally slow compared to our rate of consumption, but it is still being made.
Note: I am NOT saying oil is abiotic in origin, just that the same processes which generated the oil we tap today are still going on out there.
I doubt it; this is one big mother of a planet.
All the known and suspected oil on the planet, including Bakken, Brazil, Caspian, tar sands, oil shale, oil sands, and other oozings would make a six mile cube, a cubic township. If evenly distributed this would barely be an oil sheen.
Yep, it is a big planet, but there is a lot of it where oil is not likely to be being generated at the moment, too. It would be intriguing to try to estimate the rate of generation, but that would likely take a few man-years of research and would be pretty much meaningless speculation anyway.