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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-19-2008, 01:13 AM Thread Starter
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$4.50 per gallon in Seattle area

The cost of diesel sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! $4.40 to $4.50 My truck is parked!

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4.39 here in Spokane WA.. Ya know, it would be one thing if the fuel prices went up slowly over the years, but to get slammed like we are now with everytime you turn the corner and its another 10cents, this country needs relief, and fast. California is already seeing close 5.00 in some areas. I can't imagine paying 50.00 for 10 gallons, let alone 140+ everytime I fill up, but its coming, and it could get even higher, were in big big trouble. All these rebates coming soon to boost the economy are going to go right into everyones fuel tanks across the nation and do nothing for this country except feed the oil companies profits. Watch! right when the rebates start coming, the gas/fuel prices will skyrocket even more. I think we missed something in this country, how did we not see this coming? Who's to blame? We have been blind sided. Harry

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Keep pushing for that Bakken Reserve guys and vote anyone running for gov't that embraces the enviromentalists. When it comes time to deciding between my family and the American way of life and some spotted owl that nobody's ever seen, I say to heck with the owl.

I'm not against responsible use of natural resources or ecology, but enough's enough. We're too far up the butt of the middle east as it is.
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**** hole economy and the value of the dollar.Futures are way up stock market blows it is only going to get worse.I don't think opening up the reserves will help much but maybe a combo of that and the tax break that is proposed this summer might.But then you will have stations not dropping the price and just linning there pockets.
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but the point is, what Duke has been telling us about the Bakken reserve; if we could get that secured, then:

a) foreign oil dependency is gone,
b) we may not have to pay the market price for crude,
c) even if we would have to pay the market price, we'd have enough supply to drive the cost of crude back down
d) the best part: we could tell OPEC to get [email protected]#%'ed.

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look, i'm all about alternative fuels - but only those that make sense:

Ethanol (corn, soy, sugar, etc) - nope; doesn't have the energy return to make it worth it
Hydrogen - joke.
CNG - possible, but a huge upfront cost in equipment and technology retrofit.
Coal gasification / GTL - we're onto something here. we've got enough coal to, using the gasification tech, use as a primary fuel source for decades.

i don't know about you cats, but i can't last for very long w/ fuel at over $4/gal (price here and rising). $5 has got to be out of the question. something's got to give. it needs to not be the people.

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look, i'm all about alternative fuels - but only those that make sense:

Ethanol (corn, soy, sugar, etc) - nope; doesn't have the energy return to make it worth it
Hydrogen - joke.
CNG - possible, but a huge upfront cost in equipment and technology retrofit.
Coal gasification / GTL - we're onto something here. we've got enough coal to, using the gasification tech, use as a primary fuel source for decades.

i don't know about you cats, but i can't last for very long w/ fuel at over $4/gal (price here and rising). $5 has got to be out of the question. something's got to give. it needs to not be the people.
Don't forget about WVO. I know it can be a pain, but if a guy had the right setup for getting it and refueling efficiently, he could almost get of the petroleum products completely.

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$4.59 at the 76 here in Key Center, WA. this is bull****! **** the EPA and their ULSD! **** OPEC and their market prices! **** Iraq, just take the oil! **** the hippies the animals have done just fine with a pipe moving by and they seem to like it in Alaska!

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Don't forget about WVO....
i haven't, and you're absolutely right. but WVO is a short term solution and/or only on an individual and miniscule scale when compared to energy and fuel consumption on the whole.

personally, i've wanted to brew my own fuel for years since i first heard about it. but, i don't have the time/energy to commit to it to make it viable for me. i'm jealous of all those that have and are oil-independent. :Thumbup:

something has to happen on a large scale. quite frankly - something's got to give. i don't want it to be me [and YOU]!!!

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$4.59 at the 76 here in Key Center, WA...
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...this is bull****! **** the EPA and their ULSD! **** OPEC and their market prices! ...
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