$87 for a barrel of oil

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Ugg, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    LInk

    I'm surprised nobody brought this up. Are we getting complacent?

     
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    Sorry, what? I was listneing to Neil Boortz and drinking my Starbucks whilst waiting for José to finish filling the tank on my Hummer H2.

    Wadda ya know? Those darned liberals are at it again.
     
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    So much for Iraq being stable. I wonder if we'll attack Turkey now? :rolleyes:
     
  5. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    :D
     
  6. Swarmlord macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe we'll finally see how high it has to get before people take conservation seriously. Still see a lot of single passenger Escalades and Suburbans on the road.

    Maybe the public pressure to drill offshore and in ANWAR will increase enough to get it done.
     
  7. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I can't believe you just said that.
     
  8. Ugg thread starter macrumors 68000

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    There won't be any change in behaviour until either the price hits $5 a gallon or the government gets serious in regards to CAFE standards.

    Anwar only has a year's worth of oil at current US consumption rates. A proverbial drop in the proverbial bucket. It hardly makes sense to drill now when at some point in the future that oil will be incredibly valuable due to decreasing world wide supplies. It'll also be much easier to get when global warming frees up the Arctic Passage for year round shipping. Of course, it'll prevent devastation of one of the truly amazing regions of the US, but obviously you could care less about that.

    If we don't drill in ANWR, Alaska will be bankrupt in 20 years. Given the corruption that Alaska has been saddled with due to its oil wealth, that might not be a bad thing.
     
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    Everyone, go fill up. I ran to the grocery store, and saw one station at $2.53 and another at $2.69. Needless to say, I topped off my tank at the place that was still $2.53.
     
  10. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    its just under $3/gallon here. needless to say if it goes up much higher i'll be riding my bike more and more.
     
  11. imac/cheese macrumors 6502a

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    That seems like a silly suggestion to me. I don't think I am going to run out and fill up just to save a dollar or two in gas. If I needed gas I would stop to fill up but $1 (13 cents difference over 8 gallons) is not worth a special trip to the pumps.
     
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    I did that long ago. I'm only filling up the car once a month now, if that even.
     
  13. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I just paid $2.789/gallon this morning.


    On a side note, I want to say how displeased I am at being ripped off as long as I can remember, paying and extra 9/10th of a cent per gallon. I can't get the fractons of a cent that is owed to me when I buy gas. Just make it friggen even numbers already!
     
  14. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    How about an even $4.00? Coming up!
     
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    You see, I thought of a solution to this a long time ago. I still drive my V8 sports car fast and accelerate a lot, but I bought exxon and shell stock about 2 years ago. Viola, paid for my gas (and thus my continued fun) and much more.
     
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    I'm impressed. You must play the viola very well to be able to afford such extravagances.
     
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    You are such an amusing cello.
     
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    You missed his hidden white text :p

    Made you look! lol
     
  20. Badandy macrumors 68040

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    Haha, oops!
     
  21. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Oh dear God- skunk and IJ are gonna have another pun war! NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D
     
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    Time for suburbia to go the way of the Dodo bird...
     
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    It's going to make a lot of people look at their hour long commutes with a lot more disdain than usual, that's for sure.
     
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    I haven't owned a car for over 8 years. You'd be surprised at just how liberating that is. The city is an awesome place.
     
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    Of course one of the original justifications for the Iraq war was to keep oil prices low. Just another prediction from the pro-war folks that didn't pan out...
     

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