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    Re: U.S. to Be World’s Top Oil Producer in 5 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Being happy we can produce more oil is like being happy you can buy more crack. I'll never understand the right wing hatred for cleaner energy sources which are available to us.
    Why don't you impress us now with you understanding of science and engineering, by explaining to us all how in a span of five years or less you will execute a plan to install an entire infrastructure based on another energy source? Your hatred of oil, blinds you to the fact that it is a very portable and energy dense source. And for this reason it has been used for over 100 years. Tell me how you will fly jet aircraft without oil. One day we will probably find other forms of propulsion, but they are a long way off. In the mean time, oil is what we use so get over it. There is no rightwing hatred for cleaner energy, there is only what can currently be engineered and what cannot. You seem to fail to grasp the scientific limit currently in place, and that other forms of propulsion are many years away.
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    Re: U.S. to Be World’s Top Oil Producer in 5 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcogito View Post
    You will find if you try very hard and are completely honest with yourself that public liability for Nuclear power plants is not provided by any instuace group in the world.

    What nuclear power operators do is put about 100 million dollars each into a pool which is then used for liability in case of a major nuclear meltdown

    In the USA, there are about 110 reactors and so about 11 billion dollars is available in case of a nuclear disaster

    And we know from Fukushima, 11 Billion dollars is chicken ****.

    Fukushima has resulted in TEPCO going out of business and in fact being nationalised by the Japanese government. TEPCO was the largest power company in Asia.

    The clean up costs for Fukushima will be about 1/2 trillion dollars, with some analysts saying this figure is conservatibe and may just apply to the next 25 years only.

    So you can delude yourself and assume that you can obtain full public liability insurance for nuclear power plants

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    Re: U.S. to Be World’s Top Oil Producer in 5 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Similarly, I would like to see a few states join together to create quasi-public corporations to build refineries to sell only in their states at or near cost which would put pressure on big oil to stop manufacturing supply shortages to run prices up.
    Liberal states in particular would benefit from that because they have listened to the eco nuts the most on additives so their gasoline blends always cost more due to limited refining capacity for their states' exact blend.

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    Re: U.S. to Be World’s Top Oil Producer in 5 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Why don't you impress us now with you understanding of science and engineering, by explaining to us all how in a span of five years or less you will execute a plan to install an entire infrastructure based on another energy source? Your hatred of oil, blinds you to the fact that it is a very portable and energy dense source. And for this reason it has been used for over 100 years. Tell me how you will fly jet aircraft without oil. One day we will probably find other forms of propulsion, but they are a long way off. In the mean time, oil is what we use so get over it. There is no rightwing hatred for cleaner energy, there is only what can currently be engineered and what cannot. You seem to fail to grasp the scientific limit currently in place, and that other forms of propulsion are many years away.
    The USA makes upi about 5% of the total global population and yet consumes about 1/3 of the worlds resources and generates about 30% of the worlds waste and pollution

    A totally unsustainably decadent situation dont you think?

    Is it any wonder that the US military needs to invade countless countries, slaughter civilians and theive their resources on behalf of its fascist corporate tyrannt masters?

    You speak about science and engineering and yet your delusional introspective neurosis does not allow you to see your own national psychopathy and global terrorist activities

    A trait that was very common in NAZI Germany during the 1930s

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    Re: U.S. to Be World’s Top Oil Producer in 5 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by Klown View Post
    Care to back these innocuous words of yours with some facts, numbers and locations?
    Apparently they fail to teach economics 101 at Karl Marx University, but it goes like this:

    When the value of a product, determined by a demand, makes the production thereof a profitable proposition, someone will produce. This is called the supply side of the equation. As long as there are not other limitations, demand and supply will reach an equilibrium at a mutually agreeable price. Other limitations might include a lack of raw goods, limiting supply, other competing products, or government intervention, which will increase or increase costs artificially.

    In the case of carbon fuel, there is no shortage of raw goods, between coal, oil, and NG, the US has at least decades of raw goods. Demand is rising, and with an abundance of raw goods, the potential for profitable exploitation is valid. Where there is profit, there will be production. It is the government that is standing in the way, and fuel costs have near doubled in the past 4 years.

    As for where, there is ANWHR, the gulf, Idaho, Penn, Colorado, South Dakota, and others to numerous to mention.

    The number is simple. we need to produce approximately 13 million barrels more than current production to make ourselves self sufficient.

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    Re: U.S. to Be World’s Top Oil Producer in 5 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by Klown View Post
    The USA makes upi about 5% of the total global population and yet consumes about 1/3 of the worlds resources and generates about 30% of the worlds waste and pollution

    A totally unsustainably decadent situation dont you think?

    Is it any wonder that the US military needs to invade countless countries, slaughter civilians and theive their resources on behalf of its fascist corporate tyrannt masters?

    You speak about science and engineering and yet your delusional introspective neurosis does not allow you to see your own national psychopathy and global terrorist activities

    A trait that was very common in NAZI Germany during the 1930s
    This ridiculous rambling will no doubt bring you shrieks of glee from the extremist ilk, but will wholly unimpress most thinking minds.
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    Re: U.S. to Be World’s Top Oil Producer in 5 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by Klown View Post
    The USA makes upi about 5% of the total global population and yet consumes about 1/3 of the worlds resources and generates about 30% of the worlds waste and pollution

    A totally unsustainably decadent situation dont you think?

    Is it any wonder that the US military needs to invade countless countries, slaughter civilians and theive their resources on behalf of its fascist corporate tyrannt masters?

    You speak about science and engineering and yet your delusional introspective neurosis does not allow you to see your own national psychopathy and global terrorist activities

    A trait that was very common in NAZI Germany during the 1930s
    Care to back these innocuous words of yours with some facts, numbers and locations?

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    Re: U.S. to Be World’s Top Oil Producer in 5 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    This ridiculous rambling will no doubt bring you shrieks of glee from the extremist ilk, but will wholly unimpress most thinking minds.
    I see, so you cannot render any counter argument, either moral or social.

    You should relieve yourself of all debating duties for 18 months in order to collate what residual integrity remains in your putrid rotting immoral carcass

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    Re: U.S. to Be World’s Top Oil Producer in 5 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by Klown View Post
    The USA makes upi about 5% of the total global population and yet consumes about 1/3 of the worlds resources and generates about 30% of the worlds waste and pollution

    A totally unsustainably decadent situation dont you think?

    Is it any wonder that the US military needs to invade countless countries, slaughter civilians and theive their resources on behalf of its fascist corporate tyrannt masters?

    You speak about science and engineering and yet your delusional introspective neurosis does not allow you to see your own national psychopathy and global terrorist activities

    A trait that was very common in NAZI Germany during the 1930s

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    Re: U.S. to Be World’s Top Oil Producer in 5 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    None. We have taken 6 refineries offline in the past few years.
    And started exporting 400,000 barrels a day of refined gasoline because of decreased demand for gas here. We are using less gas today than in 2000.

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