what happened to make the prices go up? 58 replies

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-DarthMaul-

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#1 12 years ago

I myself dont know, but the oil and gas companies are screwing us..unless I can see hard fact and proof why the hell for the past year the gallon was a whole dollar more expensive then now.It was like at what $3.30 now its at $2.29 am I the only one that noticed this and think something should be done? One theory was that they were too afraid because some pipe-line was damaged or some shit in alaska, I dont know about other things..who knows maybe they just needed some extra money? What made Gas go UP that dollar and then back down a whole dollar? Maybe we were afraid that going to war with iran would hurt the gasoline supply, and wanted to limit it? we still havent, and its back down...anyone have any similar idea or feelings or what could be done?

I myself think we should start making Hydrogen powered cars, and let the oil slowly die off in electric power plants. Besides its better for the environement.. your thoughts?

And yes I can understands maybe prices are different at your own state or whatever..were prices probably as outrageous and did something similar happen?




Karst

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#2 12 years ago

I don't care for the gas prices much myself, i don't drive and am not planning to ever do so. Cars pollute anyway.

-DarthMaul-I myself think we should start making Hydrogen powered cars, and let the oil slowly die off in electric power plants. Besides its better for the environement.. your thoughts?

I agree absolutely. The only reason why they aren't widespread already are the ties automobile manufacturers have to oil companies and the unwillingness of gas stations to simply start carrying hydrogen fuel. It's definetly the way of the future....at the latest when the gas simply runs out.

And yes I can understands maybe prices are different at your own state or whatever..were prices probably as outrageous and did something similar happen?

Prices vary greatly from country to country. For example gas is typically roughly twice as expensive in Europe as in the US. Because i don't use any though, i'm not really up to date.




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#3 12 years ago
KarstI agree absolutely. The only reason why they aren't widespread already are the ties automobile manufacturers have to oil companies and the unwillingness of gas stations to simply start carrying hydrogen fuel. It's definetly the way of the future....at the latest when the gas simply runs out.

As it stands you still need fossil fuel to produce hydrogen. It still pollutes quite heavily. Currently the best way to reduce car emissions is with hybrids, not Hydrogen.




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#4 12 years ago
AfterburnerAs it stands you still need fossil fuel to produce hydrogen. It still pollutes quite heavily.

Well, considering the exploitation of any energy source is most likely going to involve burning fossil fuel, yes. But it's still not the same as burning it directly. It's like nuclear power pollutes heavily because of the extremely polluting uranium excavation & refinement.

Currently the best way to reduce car emissions is with hybrids, not Hydrogen.

Pretty much. The best way would be to significally improve the public transit system....this is expensive though.

Anyway, g'night folks.




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#5 12 years ago
It's like nuclear power pollutes heavily because of the extremely polluting uranium excavation & refinement.

We also have a good ammount of it tied up in nuclear weapons that are going to be dismantled. And extracting uranium is nothing compared to the power it produces. If it were that polluting, we would not use it. I could place the spent waste as more of a pollution hazard, but yucca mountain will take care of that.

For the short term I would go with geo-thermal or nuclear power. Take the enegry and convert water into hydrogen with it. The first person to do that and sell cars that run on hydrogen will be as rich, if not richer than the oil men.




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#6 12 years ago

Gas companies simply want money, that is all.

As far as nuclear energy goes, shoot the waste out into space. Problem solved.




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#7 12 years ago
AfterburnerAs it stands you still need fossil fuel to produce hydrogen. It still pollutes quite heavily. Currently the best way to reduce car emissions is with hybrids, not Hydrogen.

Not hardly me bucko.

When you were in Science class you ever "crack" distilled water to break apart oxygen and hydrogen? http://witcombe.sbc.edu/water/chemistryelectrolysis.html

Here is a company that has developed a simple process to mass produce hydrogen from water. http://www.pureenergysystems.com/news/2004/06/12/690021_AEC_HydrogenfromWater/index.html




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#8 12 years ago

Anlushac11Not hardly me bucko.

When you were in Science class you ever "crack" distilled water to break apart oxygen and hydrogen? http://witcombe.sbc.edu/water/chemistryelectrolysis.html

Here is a company that has developed a simple process to mass produce hydrogen from water. http://www.pureenergysystems.com/news/2004/06/12/690021_AEC_HydrogenfromWater/index.html

I know you don't NEED fossil fuels to do it, but I understand it as being the most efficent way of doing it. However if they have indeed perfected a way to do it without consuming fuels then all the better.




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#9 12 years ago

The worst part of Hydrogen is storage,pressure vessels or cryo tanks are the only alternatives so far afaik.




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#10 12 years ago
WiseBoboGas companies simply want money, that is all. As far as nuclear energy goes, shoot the waste out into space. Problem solved.

Ever consider how the Aliens might respond :naughty: I think it had something to do with Hurricane Katrina, becuase if I recall, there were some key Oil Spots(cant remember the word sorry) that were damaged by the Hurricane, they must've been rebuilt, and thus that caused prices to drop back down. It also varies depending on the gas station you use.