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Oil/gas shortages? Not Anymore! Cheap Gas! WooHoo!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by LittlePig, Apr 10, 2003.

  1. LittlePig

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    Looks like those of us who value cheap gas (and rely on it to keep our "hobby" doable) have a new hero:

    Discover magazine: Oil shortage solution found.
    In the May issue of Discover there's an article about a new "thermal deploymerization process" that can turn practically anything into oil, including waste from a turkey processing plant, sewage sludge, and plastic bottles. The article claims a pilot plant is already operating outside Philadelphia, investors and the US government have already put something like $40 million into proving it works, and that a few thousand of these plants set up around the country could cancel our need for imported oil. The article says they can do this with almost 85% efficiency. When they issue stock, buy some.
     
  2. ChevyCaGal

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    Hmmmm wonder how true this is... and wonder if there's a chance... not if OPEC has a say in it for sure..
     
  3. jekbrown

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    sounds like good times. Of course, if we just drilled our own oil there would never be a shortage either. Alaska + california + florida + texas have pleeeenty of oil... leftists just wont let us drill it.

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  4. potato76

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    course not cuz overseas i think they pay like4 to 5 dollars a gallon or something.so id assum they would be paying alot more by the barrel too.Id sell my sh!t to them before you just to make all that extra cash.
     
  5. LittlePig

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    Potato, the europeans pay $5 a gallon for gas because their socialist governments tax the s#it out of it, not because oil costs more there.
     
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    ahhh well thanx for clearing that up for me
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Looks like those of us who value cheap gas (and rely on it to keep our "hobby" doable) have a new hero:

    Discover magazine: Oil shortage solution found.
    In the May issue of Discover there's an article about a new "thermal deploymerization process" that can turn practically anything into oil, including waste from a turkey processing plant, sewage sludge, and plastic bottles. The article claims a pilot plant is already operating outside Philadelphia, investors and the US government have already put something like $40 million into proving it works, and that a few thousand of these plants set up around the country could cancel our need for imported oil. The article says they can do this with almost 85% efficiency. When they issue stock, buy some.

    [/ QUOTE ]hmm, the only question that leaves, is how much does it cost to process this waste into burnable oil? once the plant has paid for itself, how much does it cost per barell to make chicken crap into useable oil? this also brings out the question of what kind of toxic byproducts does this leave, and how long does it take for a batch of turkey giblets to turn into crude oil?

    must... find... more... info.
     
  8. landsmasher

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    There is no shortage of oil either here or in the middle east. Supposedly there is at least 200 years of oil that we know of in the ground still. And they say more that we haven't found yet. It's just that we are all stupid like cattle being led to slaughter. They will charge us as much as they can for as long as they can.
     

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