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In fact part of the reason for high gas prices is the state by state gasoline requirements forcing a need for refineries to produce many different fuel formulations. When one refinery goes off line the demand might not be able to be picked up by others because they may not be set up to produce that regions fuel.
The morality of abortion is not a religious belief, any more than the morality of slavery, apartheid, rape, larceny, murder or arson is a religious belief. These are norms of the natural law of mankind and can be legislated even in a completely religionless society.
through i support getting us off of the oil model ASAP, i think it would be wise to force localities and states to choose between maybe two or three "summer blends" max. the way it's set up right now is idiotic.
HowStuffWorks "Summer-grade versus Winter-grade Fuel"
.You can zoom in and see the prices in your area of the country in the following link:
USA National Gas Price Heat Map - GasBuddy.com
I finished reading a book called "$20.00 Per Gallon: How the Inevitable Rise in the Price of Gasoline Will Change Our Lives for the better".
Fact: Crude oil is a limited resource.
Fact: Saudi Arabia, the world's largest supplier, is no longer giving out numbers of it's reserve. That's because Saudi production has already peaked, and is now in decline.
Fact: The easy to obtain crude oil has been obtained. We are now extracting the not so easy to obtain crude oil. And it gets harder every day. Yes, there is much oil still in the ground, but when you get to the point that the energy it takes to extract it is greater than the energy yielded, you have reached what is known as a "sink", and that oil will remain in the ground forever.
Fact: The price of gasoline is going to rise. There is absolutely nothing we can do about it.
Fact: As the price of gasoline continues to rise, alternative sources of energy will become cheaper than oil.
Fact: We will adapt, and there will be no "end of the world" scenario. In fact, many companies are adapting right now, and are becoming more profitable because of their efforts. Take Fedex, for example. On the East Coast, most Fedex delivery trucks now run on alternative energy sources.
Fact: Nationalization of the oil companies will not change the fact that crude oil is running out. Are the oil companies screwing us right now? Of course they are. They see the end of the road, and are doing their best to make their last days their richest.
Question: Should government get involved? Yes and no. No, they should not nationalize the oil companies, or regulate how much they charge. And yes, the government should invest in alternative technologies, and help move them along, until private enterprise can take the wheel on these technologies. The faster we move to alternative fuels, the less pain we will have to suffer when the oil supply does begin to collapse.
The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016