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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dumbfounded, Jun 14, 2000.

  1. dumbfounded

    dumbfounded 1/2 ton status

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    I read in popular mechanics that the oil supply will be depleated by 2050. OPEC says 2080 b/c we are finding new oil everyday. The scientists say that it's 2050 with the new oil we find b/c we find 1 barrel of oil for every 4 we consume. Sounds terrible huh? So oil prices won't do any thing other than go up. But I don't think I'll be alive in 2080. 2050 I hope so but my driving and 4 wheeling days will be gone. I understand that there are other resources ie. Propane and other nat gases, Hydrogen fuel cells. This sounds good and all but what about jets? Could you imagine the size of the propane tank it would need to go from L.A to NYC? Just food for thought.. Curious to know what you guys think. It was a great article if you can find it it's interesting............

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  2. Corey-88K5

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  3. Kelboski

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    running out of fuel sucks. rip it all you can now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. BlazerGuy

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    Read my post in the non 4x4 issues forum. It's about the oil drying up in 2036, with a peak consumption rate in 2008.

    Also by then maybe the majority of people will go with with hydraulic(sp?) cars. Hydraulic cars can match the performance records of todays gasoline engines. The only downside is that it has to have something get it off for the first time, and then its set for life(It runs off hydraulic pressure stored in a tank that is made while driving, then whens it takes off again the pressure creates a powerful force, similar to the force of a gas engine, that gets the car going.)

    http://www.blazer.coloradok5.com is now under construction[​IMG]
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  5. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I work for a natural gas distribution co., and the latest industry figures show that we'll run out of domestic natural gas within the next 60 years, if the current rates of usage and discovery are kept up. For you folks in a warm environment, that may not affect you too much, but up here, we heat our homes and our water with it. I can forsee a huge improvement in solar energy and windpower gathering techniques, and I'll bet that eventually all vehicles will run on hydrogen motors.
     
  6. DMK

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    Don't beleive everything you read. We should also be starting another iceage in the next year or so.
     
  7. rem7600

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    I believe there probably is a problem... I guess
    my only fall back is... Look how far we've come in the
    last 50 years. That is, in regards to technology. NOW,
    with that technology will we be able to find something
    new to propel our beasts? Very likely, will our beasts
    exist as they exist now? I don't know the answer. Hate
    to look at everything as doomsday but there may very well
    be a problem. Just my $.01 worth!


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  8. Jeff427

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    Here we go again, back to the early 80s. Let's all go line up at the pumps[​IMG]...it might be the last gas we get (insert sarcasm)[​IMG]

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  9. BlazerGuy

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    Hey DMK, the oil will run out. Maybe not in 50 years, maybe not in 100yrs but we know for sure that it will run out sometime, unless we can refill it somehow.

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  10. MICHIGAN BLAZER

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    I'll be sure to add Gas & Oil to my list of items to hord.......let's see tonight I have to go shopping for milk, bread, another oven mit, 1 case of ammo, 3 handguns, and.......1 barrel of oil....got it.

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  11. Boss

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    I thought people are working on recycling oil? I think that should will help big time.
    Boss
     
  12. chaka73

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    Hey look at the flinstones they didn't have oil and they had cars, I wonder how a K5 made out of rock would look like and drive.

    check out my new site, thanks Steve!
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  13. Corey-88K5

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    Yep, the oil will definitely dry up someday. So, to all you brainy types out there,

    <font color=red>GET TO F(^%*N WORK AND FIND A NEW FUEL!!<font color=black>

    j/k
    Solar and wind will help cut consumption, but I really don't think they will cut it when the oil's totally gone. Something needs to be done soon, or one day the world will come to a screeching halt and you'll be stuck wherever you're at. Anyone remember "The Road Warrior"?

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  15. Balou

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    well, BMW is running 3 hydrogen cars (740h) in their head-office in Munich, they are very sucessful, increased hp and one filling you make about 400mls. They will start production in 3 years time.

    My prob is, do you like to sit on a H-bomb???

    Balou
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  16. BlazerGuy

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    The problem with all the concept vehicles running on water and cow patties is that not alot of people will buy them. Mainly because the oil companies have a major influence on the car makers. So, nobody will buy those concept cars until they have to, but it will be too late then.

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  17. Cusm

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    I saw a story of a guy that is trying to get R&D into a certain type of seed of a tree that is native to the orient. This seed is about the size of a pee and the oil contained inside burns for an extremely long time(this was one way he demonstrated the oil concentration of the seed.) He was saying that if oil companies would dump some $$ in R&D into the seed it would bring about a great alternative. Saw it a few years ago and have never heard anything about it seince.
     
  18. Blazer79

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    Yup, I've heard about that seed. I also saw a documentary a while ago about a guy and his team who could pick up, I don't remember well if it was manure or trash, and convert it into something resembling diesel.

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