"Dodge-Him" wrote in message: "You mean Shell has spent a good deal of Our
(government) money developing ways to extract the crude from the oil sands.
I understand it is economically viable at about $65 to $75 US a barrel.
(means they will be making their regular shitloads) we will be there soon
and there is enough oil there I'm told for the whole world for 50 to 100
years!! Plus all the capped wells in alberta that are not being pumped now.
Offshore oil is a vast resource world wide!! As for the 3 r's i generally
put out a full blue box and a small 1/2 Glad kitchen bag a week. My used
oil and trans fluid go to an used oil refinery in town hear. So does my
antifreeze!! But they will pry my 2001 Ram Quad cab from my cold dead
hands. best gas mileage I ever got on a 1/2 ton though!!! Reducing
pollution is likely a far more serious problem. Like they still won't take
the sulfur out of gas till the government makes them. I heard Ervin oil down
east did it on their own just because they felt it was their corporate
duty!!!!!!!!!!!! All in all hydro is the cleanest power next to wind but
god forbid you flood some indian land (not to mention the activists) Nuclear
power is clean when you think that its waste, although troublesome can be
entombed underground in areas when no one will ever roam, live or vist.
whats the big deal!!!!!"
I agree with you on large oil fields that have not been discovered or
drilled offshore. I agree with you on nuclear power plant. I also recycle
both at home and at work. The biggest problem here in the US is not getting
the crude but refining it. The bottleneck is at the refineries. The last
new refinery built in the US was Marathon Oil. That was built in mid 70's.
Many companies are lacking room to expand or even increase their capacity.
The US, State and local governments are requiring them to stop expanding
beyond a required buffer zone. Companies have been buying property at
inflated values to create more buffer zones.
Every time they change the requirements for gasoline and require more
pollution protection refining output declines slightly. This also adds to
the cost of refining which is past down to the consumer. We need more
refineries, better MPG vehicles to help easy the cost per gallon of
Drilling is not the only answer.