Watching the price of oil and gas on world markets it seems oil is way over priced and gas is almost as cheap as coal. So, it makes no sense to be buying oil at a price over $35 a barrel. Are we nuts for paying so much for oil when we could be making it for less than $30 a barrel? We can combine gas and coal and make oil with just a little good engineering. And we could use gas to reduce all the stuff we now put into landfill thereby reducing pollution a lot.
Jim, your comment was STILL loaded with the carbon problem...we need to be eventually all these dirty sources and no, clean coal makes as much sense as sterile fecal matter...look to Hydrogen and maybe, if we do it even better than the French, not like we do it presently, Nuclear
As an avid investor in natural gas since post Katrina, I have watched with keen interest where natural gas is heading. I have planted the seed with my local government and school corporation how beneficial it would be to have a fueling station shared by these institutions along with other schools within 3 years. I am inquesitive on the associated cost for a basic, high pressure refueling station such as those furnished by Clean Energy Corporation. It seems like BP has strong natural gas partners and am wondering if BP would be most likely to add pumps to their existing infrastructure. Anyone have any thoughts to BP being able to add natural gas and to the associated start up costs per location? Thanks
I am glad that Boone is leading this charge because if it were left up to Congress nothing would happen. I was wondering if we were makeing any headway but it sound like we are but slowly. Maybe I was hoping for it would happen faster than it has. I think a solid energy policy would speed recovery.
For Jim Baker: Your msg is well-written but I'd like to point out that in your #3, it may be possible
to blend-in HHO gas [hydroxy] with the natural gas to 'stretch' the NG by 30-50%+[!] In compact
cars and trucks, a device which looks like a windshield-washer reservoir releases a form of hydro-
gen from ordinary water when the engine is running. [A 6-pack of these is needed for the largest
diesel engines]...The engine runs cleaner and smoother with more power also. Once adjusted, the
HHO generator works well with any petro-fuel for automotive and heating [furnace/boiler] purposes.
Browse HHO gas generation and check this out. In addition to the diesel engines, HHO can help
the CNG used by the truck's sleeper cab heater and the auxiliary power unit [APU]...The 'stretch'
sure helps mileage, distance traveled, and fuel costs!..
I have perhaps, quite by accident, uncovered an 'oily' little secret. A few years ago I was considering either buying an NGV Honda civic or converting one of my pick up trucks to dual fuel, NGV and gasoline.
I had not done it, then and last spring I checked again for prices and was informed that since my previous inquiry prices for conversion had MORE THAN DOUBLED and the cost of the Honda NGV had risen by about 35%. in an essentially flat period of inflation.
I was stunned and inquired about the reasons for the with the conversion company, Green Automotive in Indianapolis guessing that it may have had to do with supply and demand. The man I spoke with said "No. It's all the new NGV regulations since 3 years ago"!
I have E-mail Picken Plan about my 'discovery' four times and have yet to even receive an acknowledgment of my E-mail, let alone a reply.
My questions to the assembled 'army' are why did this happen? Who is behind the 'regulations'? But, most importantly, who stands to benefit the most from them?
If I were a betting man I would bet that the oil companies stand to gain the most and their lobbyist are behind it.
Does anyone know of a 'former' oilman who may be involved with this 'activity'?
What is it with the masses and blaming oilmen for everything? Oilmen are certainly not in any position to pass any regulations favorable to their industry. In fact, we are fighting for our survival amidst an onslaught of politically driven regulations coming down the pike that are designed to destroy our companies. The current party in power is in charge of regulations!
Moreover, virtually every "oilman" as you so quaintly put it is actually a "gas-man". Virtually every oil well in the country also produces associated natural gas and the vast majority of wells in the USA produce primarily natural gas. We have about 750 rigs drilling gas right now and about 250 drilling for oil.
The American Independent "Oilmen" stand to gain more from increased use of natural gas than anyone!
Companies that make gasoline and have refineries might be concerned about depressed gasoline demand, but even those companies stand to make more from their natural gas reserves!
well I tell you, id change over to CNG promptly if natural gas was easy to get , , Id much rather had the government spend recovery money converting cars to run on CNG verses cash for clunkers program, it would have put alot of mechanics to work and part suppliers to work, not to mention the dent made in oil imports, it would have been a win win solution,