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HairySheep

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#11 14 years ago

well a big factor has been the lack of a huricane season, after Katrina a few stations here in town even ran out of gas, thats the only time gas has ever been to $3 here, then it stayed in the $2.90 range untill after they fixed the pipeline, new reserves were found and predictions of a very relaxed huricane season came out, since then its been $2.20 and dropping every week a couple of cents

thats what i think is the reason anyway




evildude

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#12 14 years ago

wow it's only like 98 cents canadian here.....




HairySheep

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#13 14 years ago
evildudewow it's only like 98 cents canadian here.....

no its not, thats for a liter not a gallon $0.98*3.7= $3.62 so you pay $3.62 for a gallon




-DarthMaul-

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#14 14 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

correct, even my Engineering teacher has talked of this, he says there are ways to split hydrogen from water and create power from it clean and effectivly. And he is very anti-oil(well he a has a little idea that all arab oil countries support terrorism) so I dont think he would support a way that would still require it.

As said, I think alot of times, the companies just want a quick buck from the common driver.




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#15 14 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.

its not really that simple. a car with hydrogen fuel cell technology still costs a couple million dollars to manufacture. even when (or if) the cost of producing a hydrogen fuel cell car goes down, auto manufacturers still would have to convert their production facilities to produce hydrogen cars, which would create huge losses. not only that, but a lot people would have to be trained to repair hydrogen fuel cell cars, and auto repair shops would have to update their equipment and facilities, again costing them a lot. some of the same reasons the Wankel Rotary engine never really caught on. (like some expected it to at least) just to be able to refuel a hydrogen fuel cell car takes special training and equipment. hydrogen fuel cell cars are slow. personally i think renewable fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel are a much better alternative to fossil fuels. they can be used in the same piston engines we are using now. all you have to do to build an engine that runs well on 100% ethanol is give it a higher compression ratio. (ethanol is about 115 octane, much higher than regular gas) heres a good site with lots of info about ethanol: http://www.drivingethanol.org/




marvinmatthew

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#16 14 years ago
-DarthMaul-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

A lot of it has to do with consumer fear that tomarow, a sucide bomber could destroy Iraqs largest oil refinery, and cut the supply of oil by 10% worldwide. The instability in the Middle East, is of great concern, for there, the oil lies.

Not to say that oil/gas companies don't strategically restirct supply, in order to manupulate gas prices to their advantage.




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#17 14 years ago

They killed the electric car. Of course they are in it for money.

They raped South America with their price gouging of gas prices when countries down there were essentially drowning in it. Of course the World Bank certainly helped.




Tas

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#18 14 years ago

They haven't killed the electric car, they simply kidnapped it and locked it up in a dark basement. It will make its return, if we ever reach the point when oil is simply too expensive to suck out of the ground. As for hydrogen cars being poluting, it's not quite true. If we were to rely on nuclear power, it would not polute at all in the conventional sense, the same goes for electric cars. I cannot imagine that a top of the line power station creates more polution per 1 liter of fuel burned, than a ordinairy car. And like i said, whatever greenpeace has to say, nuclear power is the only option in the long run, at least untill fusion/fission starts working, or wind/solar gets decently efficient.




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#19 14 years ago

You guys do know that the gas companies dont control the price of gas.

We need fossil fuels right now, thats a given. The tech for alternative fuels just isnt there yet, its close, but we still need to work on it.


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Tas

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#20 14 years ago

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.You guys do know that the gas companies dont control the price of gas.

We need fossil fuels right now, thats a given. The tech for alternative fuels just isnt there yet, its close, but we still need to work on it.

It's here already.

The problem is that without big investments, it will not be cheap enough to catch on, and convince more people to invest, untill this happens, people will stick with what they know.. and more importantly, with what is cheaper.