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xgojim

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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 9:11:04 AM

IT used to be taken for granted that as economies grew, they would use more oil. That was a major reason cited in warnings that the world would run out of oil, particularly if standards of living rose in developing countries. Well, standards of living are improving in developing countries, but the dire forecasts now appear to be wrong. In part that is because new discoveries and improving technologies have increased the amount of oil that can be produced. It also reflects conservation, in part, as cars become more efficient and as other steps are taken to reduce oil use. The International Energy Agency, in its 2012 World Energy Outlook forecast that American oil production, which began to rise in 2009 after decades of decline, would continue rising through at least 2020.
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sjf238
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 8:45:25 AM

Ok.
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remay
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 9:16:15 AM

What a sad way of titling the article..
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Luckylindy
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 5:31:57 AM

A tanking economy will cure that.
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Ticoman54
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 5:14:14 AM

Propaganda for higher prices...
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jwkycola
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 1:44:58 AM

Yeah. Nothing new.
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quasar502
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:44:40 AM

There are more reserves now than ever before.
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JohnofGB
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:24:38 AM

Yeah, and if it did not, they would raise the price anyway.
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LostInNY
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:19:33 AM

No surprise
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investmentdr
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:16:43 AM

supply and demand is an interesting concept
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evowner
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 10:20:26 PM

Energy conservation should not be confused with energy efficiency. efficiency is the goal along with an unlimited energy supply.
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BlueberryFocus
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 8:23:07 PM

The best solution to all of our energy woes is to simply conserve what we have. While it can be argued we could have been achieving 40, 50+ mpg years ago, we didn't, but it's good we're working on getting there now. I like that people are starting to realize this and are becoming more environmentally aware.
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07skydriver
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 7:17:27 PM

Just stay home.
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 7:10:51 PM

watch and see.
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investmentdr
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 6:07:43 PM

Supply and demand
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 5:44:07 PM

Lies!!!
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BUSMAN1105
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 1:38:29 PM

BUT DEMAND IS DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 12:50:09 PM

price want up
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Ply440GTX
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 12:31:42 PM

I find that the demand "keeping pace" hard to believe...
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djwhit
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 12:08:48 PM

THINGS HAPPEN........
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Wally3023
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:51:15 AM

That needs to change
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:49:59 AM

pump prices here soaring
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tnfran
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:37:08 AM

It still needs repeating : Lower the oil prices here and the economy will pick up. Its kinda like trying to run a vehicle on gas/diesel but instead of giving it what it needs to run effectively & efficiently starving it hoping it will continue to run as it did with the right amount. IF gas/diesel prices dropped at least $1 a gal people would have more $$$ to buy other things thereby improving the ailing economy.
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barber7796
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:36:50 AM

there has been talk of running out of oil for years. 2035? will not bother me. Things will change more from now till then than has changed since the beginning of time.

Man Kind will surive
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04LTC
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:33:11 AM

Price has only dropped .10 in 2 weeks around here....we need an alternate.
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Pramodsharma
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:22:44 AM

Alternate to oil is needed, we heard a lot of oil stock limitation, they are changing their stand now, where are they? ( who said oil will last another 25 -30 years and raised gas prices)
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Discovery02
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:22:30 AM

While we must continue down our road to energy efficiency and independence, we must recognize that other countries will go down their own path at their own speed. Germany is arguably further down the road than we are but rather than hold them back we should speed up our own progress.
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molebaby96
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:09:15 AM

Price at the pump needs to drop.
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:01:22 AM

Great article, thanks for posting.
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 10:55:47 AM

Up down up down.
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 10:40:00 AM

I hope this means prices will be dropping .
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 10:38:08 AM

Can this be?????
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 10:19:28 AM

Okay
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swepson
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 9:56:26 AM

The more we get, the more we'll waste.
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 9:48:58 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 9:39:23 AM

More gas but still high prices, can't win
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 9:38:23 AM

good
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 9:33:37 AM

Keep the alternative fuels coming!!
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xgojim
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 9:24:38 AM

What great news! Damn the forecasters... negative forecasts feed the media and inflame the unknowing public.
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