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medic6133

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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 10:59:58 AM

“We are running out of fossil fuel”. I’ve been hearing this for a while, and it has created a sort of panic all over the world. Tendency is to believe that this is happening in the next few years... But is it true?
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NedW
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 11:26:54 PM

No! How long is this drum going to get beat?
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carranco
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 10:21:46 PM

No.
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:10:33 PM

Who knows? It seems like new technology has pushed "Peak Oil" off into the future.
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installer
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 3:11:22 PM

With new drilling and production techniques we got lots and lots. Get over it.
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TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:58:14 AM

I sure hope so. I hope we wake up just in time before we all choke to death on the fossil fuel exhaust to realize that it is just not the way to go both environmentally and economically.
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FluffyDogAttack
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 2:07:42 AM

Didn't we run out of oil in the 70's?????

Seriously, WTF happened?

I'm so sick of being disappointed. Then there was the Y2K thing. Nothing!

Now we have the Mayan Calendar? 2012? Is the world going to end?!?!

PLEASE! Somebody, make the doomsday happen!
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BennoBlue
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 12:43:43 AM

Well before we need to worry about running out of fossil fuels, we'll be seeing the prices go even higher as the extraction becomes even more difficult and expensive. The increased cost of extracting oil that's harder to get to and process is already a major factor in today's higher prices, and it'll only get worse.
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CVA19
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 11:23:52 PM

New fossil fuel reserves are being discovered all the time. Technology continues to improve in SAFE extraction capabilities and efficiency of combustion. There is plenty of time for "green" energy technology to be developed in a truly marketable form--without government coercion of industry and the people.
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GDAE
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 11:16:41 PM

Some day sure.
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Ply440GTX
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 11:13:26 PM

Many moons ago I vaguely remember that the early-to-mid 90s were to be the end of oil. Hmmmm, methinks not. Possibly abiotic. And the Saudis are laughing all the way to the bank...
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wamster
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 9:46:52 PM

I'm glad I won't be around to deal with it.
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qwerty17
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 6:52:35 PM

answer is no. but maybe soon...
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VDubBill
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 6:46:14 PM

I thought we ran out of oil about 1988, we didn't?
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ceklea
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 6:16:01 PM

ASPO believes that global oil production will peak by 2015.
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1OILMAN
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 3:48:28 PM

NO, we are not running out of supply!! Seriously, where do you get your information? I would love to be your broker-lol. And people wonder how ponzi schemes are successful. Imagine that.
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race2IT
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 3:43:52 PM

Fossil fuel will end one day or in next century, but don’t worry. Energy apocalypse won’t be permanent situation; natural gas will be next step in a new energy in about another 4 – 8 years.
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peakkeller
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 2:51:22 PM

Many articles this year have said we have ample supply, including a great article in the Wall Street Journal several months ago.
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bruin19MD
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 2:49:27 PM

Interesting article, many good points.
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mitt4prez
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 2:42:24 PM

Shorter crep1291: "There's a reason the clock isn't telling the right time, but it isn't because it's broken. Oh no, it's that you bitter clingers aren't LIBERAL."
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Taxrefugee
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 2:06:34 PM

The sky has been falling since the early 70's,k maybe earlier, on this.
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Nicoalbum
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:50:07 PM

Another kind of hysterical prophecies
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crep1291
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:39:10 PM

Oil will be prohibitively expensive much sooner than 54 years from now. Oil has more than tripled in the past 10 years, despite the worst world-wide recession in almost a century and despite all the new oil finds. We can't count on natural gas to help out. The relatively low prices are temporary. Demand will catch up soon enough.
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FluffyDogAttack
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 12:46:25 PM

But....but...but...

...they're scared. We need to coddle them and soothe their fears by inflicting as much pain on our economy as possible. There, there...all better now.
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cdrrod
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 12:44:36 PM

Well, in a word, Yupp!
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FlatulenceOdor
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 12:41:44 PM

A Big Fat NO! Fossil fuel will still exist, when humans cease to exist.
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evowner
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 12:12:47 PM

Fossil fuels are a finite product. How finite is debateable, but why risk the inevitable loss of supply and find a renewable source?
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FluffyDogAttack
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 12:11:45 PM

Chicken Little could not be reached for comment.
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cmmattia
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 12:03:38 PM

it cant be true .... can it ???
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bluetruck54
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 11:55:12 AM

how about some common sense: we're using fossil fuels quicker than they
are being created. even my grandson can understand this. and he will be
part of world that has to deal with it.
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Ken2OD
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 11:49:10 AM

The following paragraph in the article says it all.

"Fact remains that reserves of oil and natural gas did not decrease in the past 50 years, but instead they have been increasing."
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ktyson13
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 11:41:54 AM

not true.
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skempton
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 11:41:05 AM

Like land, they aren't making any more of it.
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07skydriver
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 11:27:00 AM

Stock up.
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munkeyciao
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 11:20:33 AM

Regardless of when, we should be looking for cost-effective alternative fuels either way.
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LostInNY
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 11:13:45 AM

Sure, we're going to run out of oil by 20xx and then MAGICALLY, the US has too much oil??? Who's fooling who??
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siralexe
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 11:07:38 AM

fossil fuel usage is ending but not from supply,it's by smarter technology
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YumaFellow
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 11:07:28 AM

It is not just a question of running out of fossil fuels. It is more the case of using renewable energy that will be more friendly to the environment.
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Goddeciano1
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 11:04:01 AM

ok
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lesabreAZ
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 11:03:32 AM

Yeah 40 yrs ago that's what they taught in schools. We needed to start riding bikes like in china.
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YaBassa
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 11:03:10 AM

Just a spin by Big Oil to line their pockets with $$$
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MrDeath666
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 11:02:49 AM

Only the envirowhackos want that scenario.
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 11:01:05 AM

not in my lifetime or my grandchildrens either i suspect
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