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Old 03-05-2011, 05:05 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Peak production perhaps, not peak oil.

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they have pretty much the same results, different definitions but same results

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Old 03-05-2011, 05:19 PM   #52 (permalink)
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...sorta makes one wonder just how much "windfall profits" the oil companies will be trying to 'hide' from public knowledge?
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Old 03-05-2011, 05:37 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Yeah, that's what I heard too. The Saudis are lying about their capacity, some of which was damaged by poor extraction practices :

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The water issue directly relates to the sustainability of the five giant Saudi fields because all five use water drive to create their fabulous wellhead oil flows. For example, the Saudis have been using water injection in Ghawar since 1965. I have questioned whether the extensive use of water injection may threaten the viability of the Saudi fields, and Aramco has responded that it does not. Certainly, the fact that Ghawar continues to pump 5 million b/d supports the Saudi position. However, I believe this issue needs more independent scientific investigation. Indeed, my research has shown that water injection and other enhanced recovery techniques may very well increase depletion rates, accelerate production peaks and hasten a steady decline thereafter.
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Old 03-05-2011, 09:36 PM   #54 (permalink)
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they have pretty much the same results, different definitions but same results
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:28 PM   #56 (permalink)
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If you look at it from a cost/mile perspective, though, I DO have 99 cent gas. In fact, I do even better. I average 71.2 mpg in the Insight, a typical SUV gets say 15 mpg. So at $4/gal, it costs him $4 to go those 15 miles, but it costs me only 84 cents :-)

Even for a smaller American car getting 25 mpg, I'm still paying only $1.40 for what costs them $4.
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$3.86/gal for regular today, $4.10 for premium here in the Bay Area, and my part of the bay is way cheaper than SF itself!. How high will it be before Memorial Day, and how high will it rise after Memorial Day?
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Where do you live? i know where i'm moving too next
I think you missed my point. You don't have to move, you just have to buy an Insight. That is, when gas is $4 and a gallon takes a guzzler 15 miles, that same $4 takes me over 70 miles.
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how much does it cost to replace the battery bank though? that's a serious question, i've actually considered getting a 1st Gen Insight to hypermile
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