Hmmm.... Exxon is at the top of the Fortune 500 for last year. seems they made excellent profits to get to that position. Look to me like proof that the oil companies are screwing the hell out of us with artificially inflated prices. If there was such a crisis, it seems to me that the oil companies would be losing profits not gaining....
There is no oil shortage. Period.
The middle east nations have agreed to cut back on oil production. There's less of a surplus than there was before, therefore prices rise... supply and demand.
The reduced surplus means that everyone, including oil companies, distributors, bulk haulers, and service stations, don't have to be as competitive with prices. Supply and demand
the oil companies are screwing the hell out of us with artificially inflated prices.
And that is the same complaint that's been muttered every year since about 71 or so, with the first "crisis", and nothing to be done about it. Kinda looked like Bush was going to try.. Of course there's always that little car like the Actor Ed Bagley Jr drives, that runs on composted kitchen garbage. Hey! now there's a solution from someone who is well versed to speak before the goverment committies and help influence goverment with his expertise and training... is it any wonder we still don't have solutions?
There is no oil shortage. Period. The middle east nations have agreed to cut back on oil production. There's less of a surplus than there was before, therefore prices rise... supply and demand.
No oil shortage. Obviously there's still quite a bit of oil in the middle east, and we're sitting on quite an impressive resevior of oil under Alaska that we haven't even tapped yet.
As far as i can remember, i was having this same discussion with a teacher of mine back in school, his opinion was, that there would never be a shortage of raw materials, or oil for this matter, because by the time we have used up the current known sources, there would be new ones that by that time would be ready to be used.
Although I agree with this to an extent, I subscribe to another point of view, I think that a compromise of controlled use of raw materials hand in hand with the time it will take to use up the current sources would minimise the possibility of us running out.
On a lighter note, those green-peace dudes should smoke some weed and take life a little more easy going, because I donít feel like going back to the stone age concerning technology, industry and our over all advancement and evolution, if they feel like living in tree houses then fine by me, I prefer sitting here next to my humming friend with all these nice blinking diodes .
hehe i agree with you caddmannq, even though i think it is important to conserve and protect nature, i do not like the blind, naive and fanatic approach of these organisations/societies.
id like to see them in a tree house. i own a chainsaw!!!can also run a skidder.id like to see them knee deep in snow hooking up a tree with a cable skidder.or tied to a skidder tire`s chains.
The U.S. government forced the majority of the U.S. oil wells to shut-down in the 70's! Nearly every state you drive through, still has the pumps sitting idle in the fields! The "producers" are paid not to pump!
I read somewhere not long ago that there is enough oil in Alaska alone to last the United States 300 years at current consumption! If that were true...oil prices would go down, and 100's of jobs that paid worth a **** would open back up. But what would that do? I would take billions of bucks away from OPEC (they would have to go back to riding camels instead of Mercedes), the U.S. economy would flourish, National debt would be reduced, and there would be a return of the Hippies and Flower Children"
The New World Order would not like that! NWOCKMA
It's nice to know that Exxon has cleaned up the Valdes oil spill in Prince William Sound and now the general public has rewarded them with continued loyality for their products.
Since the very EVIL Exxon shunned their duty, there has been NO Exxon products in any of my vehicles.
If I'm with someone else who attempts to patronize an Exxon station, I have a psychotic tantrum putting the Fear into them and then they voluntarily go elsewhere
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