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The Future of Oil

Here is a link to an interview I did for the Fuzzy Logic Science Show on Canberra (Australia) community radio:

The Future of Oil

I haven’t listened to it myself, but if anyone picks up any errors in my comments, please let me know. We covered quite a lot of ground in the interview, but primarily talked about the extent and implications of our dependence on oil.

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October 9, 2008 - Posted by | Peak Oil

260 Comments

  1. Is it just me or is the audio playing at 2x speed, making it sound like an interview with chipmunks?

    Comment by KingofKaty | October 9, 2008

  2. Is it just me or is the audio playing at 2x speed, making it sound like an interview with chipmunks?

    Comment by KingofKaty | October 9, 2008

  3. Is it just me or is the audio playing at 2x speed, making it sound like an interview with chipmunks?

    Comment by KingofKaty | October 9, 2008

  4. Is it just me or is the audio playing at 2x speed, making it sound like an interview with chipmunks?

    Comment by KingofKaty | October 9, 2008

  5. Is it just me or is the audio playing at 2x speed, making it sound like an interview with chipmunks?

    Comment by KingofKaty | October 9, 2008

  6. Is it just me or is the audio playing at 2x speed, making it sound like an interview with chipmunks?

    Comment by KingofKaty | October 9, 2008

  7. Is it just me or is the audio playing at 2x speed, making it sound like an interview with chipmunks?

    Comment by KingofKaty | October 9, 2008

  8. Is it just me or is the audio playing at 2x speed, making it sound like an interview with chipmunks?

    Comment by KingofKaty | October 9, 2008

  9. Is it just me or is the audio playing at 2x speed, making it sound like an interview with chipmunks?

    Comment by KingofKaty | October 9, 2008

  10. Is it just me or is the audio playing at 2x speed, making it sound like an interview with chipmunks?

    Comment by KingofKaty | October 9, 2008

  11. I just got back from GTC last night. Had some very interesting conversations with technology vendors and catalyst folks. I don’t think technology is holding us back from moving towards more energy diversity and independence. It is politics, government and the financial mess.

    Comment by KingofKaty | October 9, 2008

  12. I just got back from GTC last night. Had some very interesting conversations with technology vendors and catalyst folks. I don’t think technology is holding us back from moving towards more energy diversity and independence. It is politics, government and the financial mess.

    Comment by KingofKaty | October 9, 2008

  13. I just got back from GTC last night. Had some very interesting conversations with technology vendors and catalyst folks. I don’t think technology is holding us back from moving towards more energy diversity and independence. It is politics, government and the financial mess.

    Comment by KingofKaty | October 9, 2008

  14. I just got back from GTC last night. Had some very interesting conversations with technology vendors and catalyst folks. I don’t think technology is holding us back from moving towards more energy diversity and independence. It is politics, government and the financial mess.

    Comment by KingofKaty | October 9, 2008

  15. I just got back from GTC last night. Had some very interesting conversations with technology vendors and catalyst folks. I don’t think technology is holding us back from moving towards more energy diversity and independence. It is politics, government and the financial mess.

    Comment by KingofKaty | October 9, 2008

  16. I just got back from GTC last night. Had some very interesting conversations with technology vendors and catalyst folks. I don’t think technology is holding us back from moving towards more energy diversity and independence. It is politics, government and the financial mess.

    Comment by KingofKaty | October 9, 2008

  17. I just got back from GTC last night. Had some very interesting conversations with technology vendors and catalyst folks. I don’t think technology is holding us back from moving towards more energy diversity and independence. It is politics, government and the financial mess.

    Comment by KingofKaty | October 9, 2008

  18. I just got back from GTC last night. Had some very interesting conversations with technology vendors and catalyst folks. I don’t think technology is holding us back from moving towards more energy diversity and independence. It is politics, government and the financial mess.

    Comment by KingofKaty | October 9, 2008

  19. I just got back from GTC last night. Had some very interesting conversations with technology vendors and catalyst folks. I don’t think technology is holding us back from moving towards more energy diversity and independence. It is politics, government and the financial mess.

    Comment by KingofKaty | October 9, 2008

  20. I just got back from GTC last night. Had some very interesting conversations with technology vendors and catalyst folks. I don’t think technology is holding us back from moving towards more energy diversity and independence. It is politics, government and the financial mess.

    Comment by KingofKaty | October 9, 2008

  21. King-
    What is GTC. And what is the good news (barring politics, government and the Bush Administration financial good-bye party?

    Comment by benny "peak demand" Cole | October 9, 2008

  22. King-
    What is GTC. And what is the good news (barring politics, government and the Bush Administration financial good-bye party?

    Comment by benny "peak demand" Cole | October 9, 2008

  23. King-
    What is GTC. And what is the good news (barring politics, government and the Bush Administration financial good-bye party?

    Comment by benny "peak demand" Cole | October 9, 2008

  24. King-
    What is GTC. And what is the good news (barring politics, government and the Bush Administration financial good-bye party?

    Comment by benny "peak demand" Cole | October 9, 2008

  25. King-
    What is GTC. And what is the good news (barring politics, government and the Bush Administration financial good-bye party?

    Comment by benny "peak demand" Cole | October 9, 2008

  26. King-
    What is GTC. And what is the good news (barring politics, government and the Bush Administration financial good-bye party?

    Comment by benny "peak demand" Cole | October 9, 2008

  27. King-
    What is GTC. And what is the good news (barring politics, government and the Bush Administration financial good-bye party?

    Comment by benny "peak demand" Cole | October 9, 2008

  28. King-
    What is GTC. And what is the good news (barring politics, government and the Bush Administration financial good-bye party?

    Comment by benny "peak demand" Cole | October 9, 2008

  29. King-
    What is GTC. And what is the good news (barring politics, government and the Bush Administration financial good-bye party?

    Comment by benny "peak demand" Cole | October 9, 2008

  30. King-What is GTC. And what is the good news (barring politics, government and the Bush Administration financial good-bye party?

    Comment by benny "peak demand" Cole | October 9, 2008

  31. GTC is the Gasification Technologies Conference. About a thousand or so engineers, scientists, business professionals, and government officials get together to discuss turning stuff (coal, biomass, etc) into synthesis gas and then turning that into other stuff. For example, I got to speak to David Henson and Chris Peters from CHOREN.

    The good news is that there a number of breakthrough technologies on converting coal to fuels that are now being proven on a commercial scale. Many of these plants are in China. We are also looking at ways to use the Chinese supply chain to build plants elsewhere, substantially reducing costs.

    Oddly enough, one of our problems is a shortage of labor in the US.

    Comment by KingofKaty | October 9, 2008

  32. GTC is the Gasification Technologies Conference. About a thousand or so engineers, scientists, business professionals, and government officials get together to discuss turning stuff (coal, biomass, etc) into synthesis gas and then turning that into other stuff. For example, I got to speak to David Henson and Chris Peters from CHOREN.

    The good news is that there a number of breakthrough technologies on converting coal to fuels that are now being proven on a commercial scale. Many of these plants are in China. We are also looking at ways to use the Chinese supply chain to build plants elsewhere, substantially reducing costs.

    Oddly enough, one of our problems is a shortage of labor in the US.

    Comment by KingofKaty | October 9, 2008

  33. GTC is the Gasification Technologies Conference. About a thousand or so engineers, scientists, business professionals, and government officials get together to discuss turning stuff (coal, biomass, etc) into synthesis gas and then turning that into other stuff. For example, I got to speak to David Henson and Chris Peters from CHOREN.

    The good news is that there a number of breakthrough technologies on converting coal to fuels that are now being proven on a commercial scale. Many of these plants are in China. We are also looking at ways to use the Chinese supply chain to build plants elsewhere, substantially reducing costs.

    Oddly enough, one of our problems is a shortage of labor in the US.

    Comment by KingofKaty | October 9, 2008

  34. GTC is the Gasification Technologies Conference. About a thousand or so engineers, scientists, business professionals, and government officials get together to discuss turning stuff (coal, biomass, etc) into synthesis gas and then turning that into other stuff. For example, I got to speak to David Henson and Chris Peters from CHOREN.

    The good news is that there a number of breakthrough technologies on converting coal to fuels that are now being proven on a commercial scale. Many of these plants are in China. We are also looking at ways to use the Chinese supply chain to build plants elsewhere, substantially reducing costs.

    Oddly enough, one of our problems is a shortage of labor in the US.

    Comment by KingofKaty | October 9, 2008

  35. GTC is the Gasification Technologies Conference. About a thousand or so engineers, scientists, business professionals, and government officials get together to discuss turning stuff (coal, biomass, etc) into synthesis gas and then turning that into other stuff. For example, I got to speak to David Henson and Chris Peters from CHOREN.

    The good news is that there a number of breakthrough technologies on converting coal to fuels that are now being proven on a commercial scale. Many of these plants are in China. We are also looking at ways to use the Chinese supply chain to build plants elsewhere, substantially reducing costs.

    Oddly enough, one of our problems is a shortage of labor in the US.

    Comment by KingofKaty | October 9, 2008

  36. GTC is the Gasification Technologies Conference. About a thousand or so engineers, scientists, business professionals, and government officials get together to discuss turning stuff (coal, biomass, etc) into synthesis gas and then turning that into other stuff. For example, I got to speak to David Henson and Chris Peters from CHOREN.

    The good news is that there a number of breakthrough technologies on converting coal to fuels that are now being proven on a commercial scale. Many of these plants are in China. We are also looking at ways to use the Chinese supply chain to build plants elsewhere, substantially reducing costs.

    Oddly enough, one of our problems is a shortage of labor in the US.

    Comment by KingofKaty | October 9, 2008

  37. GTC is the Gasification Technologies Conference. About a thousand or so engineers, scientists, business professionals, and government officials get together to discuss turning stuff (coal, biomass, etc) into synthesis gas and then turning that into other stuff. For example, I got to speak to David Henson and Chris Peters from CHOREN.

    The good news is that there a number of breakthrough technologies on converting coal to fuels that are now being proven on a commercial scale. Many of these plants are in China. We are also looking at ways to use the Chinese supply chain to build plants elsewhere, substantially reducing costs.

    Oddly enough, one of our problems is a shortage of labor in the US.

    Comment by KingofKaty | October 9, 2008

  38. GTC is the Gasification Technologies Conference. About a thousand or so engineers, scientists, business professionals, and government officials get together to discuss turning stuff (coal, biomass, etc) into synthesis gas and then turning that into other stuff. For example, I got to speak to David Henson and Chris Peters from CHOREN.

    The good news is that there a number of breakthrough technologies on converting coal to fuels that are now being proven on a commercial scale. Many of these plants are in China. We are also looking at ways to use the Chinese supply chain to build plants elsewhere, substantially reducing costs.

    Oddly enough, one of our problems is a shortage of labor in the US.

    Comment by KingofKaty | October 9, 2008

  39. GTC is the Gasification Technologies Conference. About a thousand or so engineers, scientists, business professionals, and government officials get together to discuss turning stuff (coal, biomass, etc) into synthesis gas and then turning that into other stuff. For example, I got to speak to David Henson and Chris Peters from CHOREN.

    The good news is that there a number of breakthrough technologies on converting coal to fuels that are now being proven on a commercial scale. Many of these plants are in China. We are also looking at ways to use the Chinese supply chain to build plants elsewhere, substantially reducing costs.

    Oddly enough, one of our problems is a shortage of labor in the US.

    Comment by KingofKaty | October 9, 2008

  40. GTC is the Gasification Technologies Conference. About a thousand or so engineers, scientists, business professionals, and government officials get together to discuss turning stuff (coal, biomass, etc) into synthesis gas and then turning that into other stuff. For example, I got to speak to David Henson and Chris Peters from CHOREN.The good news is that there a number of breakthrough technologies on converting coal to fuels that are now being proven on a commercial scale. Many of these plants are in China. We are also looking at ways to use the Chinese supply chain to build plants elsewhere, substantially reducing costs. Oddly enough, one of our problems is a shortage of labor in the US.

    Comment by KingofKaty | October 9, 2008

  41. King-
    I wish I was young again, I would become an engineer of some sort.
    I sure hope American industry is adjusting. For some reason, there is a bias that an engineer is not worth as much as an MBA or lawyer.
    So, smart guys headed into MBA or law school.
    The market system works, but slowly sometimes, and especially as lawyers and MBAs control the purse, in most companies.
    Lawyers in LA charge $400 an hour. So, why not go to law school?
    But, if salaries rise high enough, and engineering can be made sexy, then I predict floods of new entrants.
    I listened to the chipmunk broadcast too — RR’s process for wood is absolutely fascinating.
    That is great news about CTL in your GTC conference. We have tons of coal.
    On this score, I think RR is too dark. The price mechanism in commodities markets — even markets deeply flawed by speculation — should never be underestimated.
    I own land in Thailand (well my wife does), and palm oil is looking very promising, due to much higher yields obtained from new hybrids. Cold-tolerant palms have been developed, by using trees found in African highlands.
    Unlike corn, you don’t plow palm trees under every year, and the seeds are picked by hand. It is not energy intense.
    From 5 tons per hectare a few years back, now 10 tons is becoming the norm, and new hydrids are yielding as much as 36 tons of oil per hectare.
    Tere is nothing holding back more palm oil output — even McCain and Obamam can’t stop it.
    I am just wondering how long until S. Texans and Louisianans figure out there is money to be made. You can sell vegetable oil through craigslist for $2 to $3 a gallon all day long. An impeller (seed crusher)is a few thousand bucks.

    Comment by benny "peak demand:" cole | October 9, 2008

  42. King-
    I wish I was young again, I would become an engineer of some sort.
    I sure hope American industry is adjusting. For some reason, there is a bias that an engineer is not worth as much as an MBA or lawyer.
    So, smart guys headed into MBA or law school.
    The market system works, but slowly sometimes, and especially as lawyers and MBAs control the purse, in most companies.
    Lawyers in LA charge $400 an hour. So, why not go to law school?
    But, if salaries rise high enough, and engineering can be made sexy, then I predict floods of new entrants.
    I listened to the chipmunk broadcast too — RR’s process for wood is absolutely fascinating.
    That is great news about CTL in your GTC conference. We have tons of coal.
    On this score, I think RR is too dark. The price mechanism in commodities markets — even markets deeply flawed by speculation — should never be underestimated.
    I own land in Thailand (well my wife does), and palm oil is looking very promising, due to much higher yields obtained from new hybrids. Cold-tolerant palms have been developed, by using trees found in African highlands.
    Unlike corn, you don’t plow palm trees under every year, and the seeds are picked by hand. It is not energy intense.
    From 5 tons per hectare a few years back, now 10 tons is becoming the norm, and new hydrids are yielding as much as 36 tons of oil per hectare.
    Tere is nothing holding back more palm oil output — even McCain and Obamam can’t stop it.
    I am just wondering how long until S. Texans and Louisianans figure out there is money to be made. You can sell vegetable oil through craigslist for $2 to $3 a gallon all day long. An impeller (seed crusher)is a few thousand bucks.

    Comment by benny "peak demand:" cole | October 9, 2008

  43. King-
    I wish I was young again, I would become an engineer of some sort.
    I sure hope American industry is adjusting. For some reason, there is a bias that an engineer is not worth as much as an MBA or lawyer.
    So, smart guys headed into MBA or law school.
    The market system works, but slowly sometimes, and especially as lawyers and MBAs control the purse, in most companies.
    Lawyers in LA charge $400 an hour. So, why not go to law school?
    But, if salaries rise high enough, and engineering can be made sexy, then I predict floods of new entrants.
    I listened to the chipmunk broadcast too — RR’s process for wood is absolutely fascinating.
    That is great news about CTL in your GTC conference. We have tons of coal.
    On this score, I think RR is too dark. The price mechanism in commodities markets — even markets deeply flawed by speculation — should never be underestimated.
    I own land in Thailand (well my wife does), and palm oil is looking very promising, due to much higher yields obtained from new hybrids. Cold-tolerant palms have been developed, by using trees found in African highlands.
    Unlike corn, you don’t plow palm trees under every year, and the seeds are picked by hand. It is not energy intense.
    From 5 tons per hectare a few years back, now 10 tons is becoming the norm, and new hydrids are yielding as much as 36 tons of oil per hectare.
    Tere is nothing holding back more palm oil output — even McCain and Obamam can’t stop it.
    I am just wondering how long until S. Texans and Louisianans figure out there is money to be made. You can sell vegetable oil through craigslist for $2 to $3 a gallon all day long. An impeller (seed crusher)is a few thousand bucks.

    Comment by benny "peak demand:" cole | October 9, 2008

  44. King-
    I wish I was young again, I would become an engineer of some sort.
    I sure hope American industry is adjusting. For some reason, there is a bias that an engineer is not worth as much as an MBA or lawyer.
    So, smart guys headed into MBA or law school.
    The market system works, but slowly sometimes, and especially as lawyers and MBAs control the purse, in most companies.
    Lawyers in LA charge $400 an hour. So, why not go to law school?
    But, if salaries rise high enough, and engineering can be made sexy, then I predict floods of new entrants.
    I listened to the chipmunk broadcast too — RR’s process for wood is absolutely fascinating.
    That is great news about CTL in your GTC conference. We have tons of coal.
    On this score, I think RR is too dark. The price mechanism in commodities markets — even markets deeply flawed by speculation — should never be underestimated.
    I own land in Thailand (well my wife does), and palm oil is looking very promising, due to much higher yields obtained from new hybrids. Cold-tolerant palms have been developed, by using trees found in African highlands.
    Unlike corn, you don’t plow palm trees under every year, and the seeds are picked by hand. It is not energy intense.
    From 5 tons per hectare a few years back, now 10 tons is becoming the norm, and new hydrids are yielding as much as 36 tons of oil per hectare.
    Tere is nothing holding back more palm oil output — even McCain and Obamam can’t stop it.
    I am just wondering how long until S. Texans and Louisianans figure out there is money to be made. You can sell vegetable oil through craigslist for $2 to $3 a gallon all day long. An impeller (seed crusher)is a few thousand bucks.

    Comment by benny "peak demand:" cole | October 9, 2008

  45. King-
    I wish I was young again, I would become an engineer of some sort.
    I sure hope American industry is adjusting. For some reason, there is a bias that an engineer is not worth as much as an MBA or lawyer.
    So, smart guys headed into MBA or law school.
    The market system works, but slowly sometimes, and especially as lawyers and MBAs control the purse, in most companies.
    Lawyers in LA charge $400 an hour. So, why not go to law school?
    But, if salaries rise high enough, and engineering can be made sexy, then I predict floods of new entrants.
    I listened to the chipmunk broadcast too — RR’s process for wood is absolutely fascinating.
    That is great news about CTL in your GTC conference. We have tons of coal.
    On this score, I think RR is too dark. The price mechanism in commodities markets — even markets deeply flawed by speculation — should never be underestimated.
    I own land in Thailand (well my wife does), and palm oil is looking very promising, due to much higher yields obtained from new hybrids. Cold-tolerant palms have been developed, by using trees found in African highlands.
    Unlike corn, you don’t plow palm trees under every year, and the seeds are picked by hand. It is not energy intense.
    From 5 tons per hectare a few years back, now 10 tons is becoming the norm, and new hydrids are yielding as much as 36 tons of oil per hectare.
    Tere is nothing holding back more palm oil output — even McCain and Obamam can’t stop it.
    I am just wondering how long until S. Texans and Louisianans figure out there is money to be made. You can sell vegetable oil through craigslist for $2 to $3 a gallon all day long. An impeller (seed crusher)is a few thousand bucks.

    Comment by benny "peak demand:" cole | October 9, 2008

  46. King-
    I wish I was young again, I would become an engineer of some sort.
    I sure hope American industry is adjusting. For some reason, there is a bias that an engineer is not worth as much as an MBA or lawyer.
    So, smart guys headed into MBA or law school.
    The market system works, but slowly sometimes, and especially as lawyers and MBAs control the purse, in most companies.
    Lawyers in LA charge $400 an hour. So, why not go to law school?
    But, if salaries rise high enough, and engineering can be made sexy, then I predict floods of new entrants.
    I listened to the chipmunk broadcast too — RR’s process for wood is absolutely fascinating.
    That is great news about CTL in your GTC conference. We have tons of coal.
    On this score, I think RR is too dark. The price mechanism in commodities markets — even markets deeply flawed by speculation — should never be underestimated.
    I own land in Thailand (well my wife does), and palm oil is looking very promising, due to much higher yields obtained from new hybrids. Cold-tolerant palms have been developed, by using trees found in African highlands.
    Unlike corn, you don’t plow palm trees under every year, and the seeds are picked by hand. It is not energy intense.
    From 5 tons per hectare a few years back, now 10 tons is becoming the norm, and new hydrids are yielding as much as 36 tons of oil per hectare.
    Tere is nothing holding back more palm oil output — even McCain and Obamam can’t stop it.
    I am just wondering how long until S. Texans and Louisianans figure out there is money to be made. You can sell vegetable oil through craigslist for $2 to $3 a gallon all day long. An impeller (seed crusher)is a few thousand bucks.

    Comment by benny "peak demand:" cole | October 9, 2008

  47. King-
    I wish I was young again, I would become an engineer of some sort.
    I sure hope American industry is adjusting. For some reason, there is a bias that an engineer is not worth as much as an MBA or lawyer.
    So, smart guys headed into MBA or law school.
    The market system works, but slowly sometimes, and especially as lawyers and MBAs control the purse, in most companies.
    Lawyers in LA charge $400 an hour. So, why not go to law school?
    But, if salaries rise high enough, and engineering can be made sexy, then I predict floods of new entrants.
    I listened to the chipmunk broadcast too — RR’s process for wood is absolutely fascinating.
    That is great news about CTL in your GTC conference. We have tons of coal.
    On this score, I think RR is too dark. The price mechanism in commodities markets — even markets deeply flawed by speculation — should never be underestimated.
    I own land in Thailand (well my wife does), and palm oil is looking very promising, due to much higher yields obtained from new hybrids. Cold-tolerant palms have been developed, by using trees found in African highlands.
    Unlike corn, you don’t plow palm trees under every year, and the seeds are picked by hand. It is not energy intense.
    From 5 tons per hectare a few years back, now 10 tons is becoming the norm, and new hydrids are yielding as much as 36 tons of oil per hectare.
    Tere is nothing holding back more palm oil output — even McCain and Obamam can’t stop it.
    I am just wondering how long until S. Texans and Louisianans figure out there is money to be made. You can sell vegetable oil through craigslist for $2 to $3 a gallon all day long. An impeller (seed crusher)is a few thousand bucks.

    Comment by benny "peak demand:" cole | October 9, 2008

  48. King-
    I wish I was young again, I would become an engineer of some sort.
    I sure hope American industry is adjusting. For some reason, there is a bias that an engineer is not worth as much as an MBA or lawyer.
    So, smart guys headed into MBA or law school.
    The market system works, but slowly sometimes, and especially as lawyers and MBAs control the purse, in most companies.
    Lawyers in LA charge $400 an hour. So, why not go to law school?
    But, if salaries rise high enough, and engineering can be made sexy, then I predict floods of new entrants.
    I listened to the chipmunk broadcast too — RR’s process for wood is absolutely fascinating.
    That is great news about CTL in your GTC conference. We have tons of coal.
    On this score, I think RR is too dark. The price mechanism in commodities markets — even markets deeply flawed by speculation — should never be underestimated.
    I own land in Thailand (well my wife does), and palm oil is looking very promising, due to much higher yields obtained from new hybrids. Cold-tolerant palms have been developed, by using trees found in African highlands.
    Unlike corn, you don’t plow palm trees under every year, and the seeds are picked by hand. It is not energy intense.
    From 5 tons per hectare a few years back, now 10 tons is becoming the norm, and new hydrids are yielding as much as 36 tons of oil per hectare.
    Tere is nothing holding back more palm oil output — even McCain and Obamam can’t stop it.
    I am just wondering how long until S. Texans and Louisianans figure out there is money to be made. You can sell vegetable oil through craigslist for $2 to $3 a gallon all day long. An impeller (seed crusher)is a few thousand bucks.

    Comment by benny "peak demand:" cole | October 9, 2008

  49. King-
    I wish I was young again, I would become an engineer of some sort.
    I sure hope American industry is adjusting. For some reason, there is a bias that an engineer is not worth as much as an MBA or lawyer.
    So, smart guys headed into MBA or law school.
    The market system works, but slowly sometimes, and especially as lawyers and MBAs control the purse, in most companies.
    Lawyers in LA charge $400 an hour. So, why not go to law school?
    But, if salaries rise high enough, and engineering can be made sexy, then I predict floods of new entrants.
    I listened to the chipmunk broadcast too — RR’s process for wood is absolutely fascinating.
    That is great news about CTL in your GTC conference. We have tons of coal.
    On this score, I think RR is too dark. The price mechanism in commodities markets — even markets deeply flawed by speculation — should never be underestimated.
    I own land in Thailand (well my wife does), and palm oil is looking very promising, due to much higher yields obtained from new hybrids. Cold-tolerant palms have been developed, by using trees found in African highlands.
    Unlike corn, you don’t plow palm trees under every year, and the seeds are picked by hand. It is not energy intense.
    From 5 tons per hectare a few years back, now 10 tons is becoming the norm, and new hydrids are yielding as much as 36 tons of oil per hectare.
    Tere is nothing holding back more palm oil output — even McCain and Obamam can’t stop it.
    I am just wondering how long until S. Texans and Louisianans figure out there is money to be made. You can sell vegetable oil through craigslist for $2 to $3 a gallon all day long. An impeller (seed crusher)is a few thousand bucks.

    Comment by benny "peak demand:" cole | October 9, 2008

  50. King-I wish I was young again, I would become an engineer of some sort.I sure hope American industry is adjusting. For some reason, there is a bias that an engineer is not worth as much as an MBA or lawyer.So, smart guys headed into MBA or law school.The market system works, but slowly sometimes, and especially as lawyers and MBAs control the purse, in most companies.Lawyers in LA charge $400 an hour. So, why not go to law school?But, if salaries rise high enough, and engineering can be made sexy, then I predict floods of new entrants. I listened to the chipmunk broadcast too — RR’s process for wood is absolutely fascinating. That is great news about CTL in your GTC conference. We have tons of coal. On this score, I think RR is too dark. The price mechanism in commodities markets — even markets deeply flawed by speculation — should never be underestimated. I own land in Thailand (well my wife does), and palm oil is looking very promising, due to much higher yields obtained from new hybrids. Cold-tolerant palms have been developed, by using trees found in African highlands. Unlike corn, you don’t plow palm trees under every year, and the seeds are picked by hand. It is not energy intense.From 5 tons per hectare a few years back, now 10 tons is becoming the norm, and new hydrids are yielding as much as 36 tons of oil per hectare.Tere is nothing holding back more palm oil output — even McCain and Obamam can’t stop it. I am just wondering how long until S. Texans and Louisianans figure out there is money to be made. You can sell vegetable oil through craigslist for $2 to $3 a gallon all day long. An impeller (seed crusher)is a few thousand bucks.

    Comment by benny "peak demand:" cole | October 9, 2008

  51. Is it just me or is the audio playing at 2x speed, making it sound like an interview with chipmunks?

    King, I always talk really, really fast like that. πŸ™‚

    No, I just listened to it and it sounded fine to me (except I always hate the sound of my own voice played back).

    I got to speak to David Henson and Chris Peters from CHOREN.

    I have met David as well, and had quite a bit of correspondence with him. Good guy, and I wish him success with Choren.

    RR

    Comment by Robert Rapier | October 9, 2008

  52. Is it just me or is the audio playing at 2x speed, making it sound like an interview with chipmunks?

    King, I always talk really, really fast like that. πŸ™‚

    No, I just listened to it and it sounded fine to me (except I always hate the sound of my own voice played back).

    I got to speak to David Henson and Chris Peters from CHOREN.

    I have met David as well, and had quite a bit of correspondence with him. Good guy, and I wish him success with Choren.

    RR

    Comment by Robert Rapier | October 9, 2008

  53. Is it just me or is the audio playing at 2x speed, making it sound like an interview with chipmunks?

    King, I always talk really, really fast like that. πŸ™‚

    No, I just listened to it and it sounded fine to me (except I always hate the sound of my own voice played back).

    I got to speak to David Henson and Chris Peters from CHOREN.

    I have met David as well, and had quite a bit of correspondence with him. Good guy, and I wish him success with Choren.

    RR

    Comment by Robert Rapier | October 9, 2008

  54. Is it just me or is the audio playing at 2x speed, making it sound like an interview with chipmunks?

    King, I always talk really, really fast like that. πŸ™‚

    No, I just listened to it and it sounded fine to me (except I always hate the sound of my own voice played back).

    I got to speak to David Henson and Chris Peters from CHOREN.

    I have met David as well, and had quite a bit of correspondence with him. Good guy, and I wish him success with Choren.

    RR

    Comment by Robert Rapier | October 9, 2008

  55. Is it just me or is the audio playing at 2x speed, making it sound like an interview with chipmunks?

    King, I always talk really, really fast like that. πŸ™‚

    No, I just listened to it and it sounded fine to me (except I always hate the sound of my own voice played back).

    I got to speak to David Henson and Chris Peters from CHOREN.

    I have met David as well, and had quite a bit of correspondence with him. Good guy, and I wish him success with Choren.

    RR

    Comment by Robert Rapier | October 9, 2008

  56. Is it just me or is the audio playing at 2x speed, making it sound like an interview with chipmunks?

    King, I always talk really, really fast like that. πŸ™‚

    No, I just listened to it and it sounded fine to me (except I always hate the sound of my own voice played back).

    I got to speak to David Henson and Chris Peters from CHOREN.

    I have met David as well, and had quite a bit of correspondence with him. Good guy, and I wish him success with Choren.

    RR

    Comment by Robert Rapier | October 9, 2008

  57. Is it just me or is the audio playing at 2x speed, making it sound like an interview with chipmunks?

    King, I always talk really, really fast like that. πŸ™‚

    No, I just listened to it and it sounded fine to me (except I always hate the sound of my own voice played back).

    I got to speak to David Henson and Chris Peters from CHOREN.

    I have met David as well, and had quite a bit of correspondence with him. Good guy, and I wish him success with Choren.

    RR

    Comment by Robert Rapier | October 9, 2008

  58. Is it just me or is the audio playing at 2x speed, making it sound like an interview with chipmunks?

    King, I always talk really, really fast like that. πŸ™‚

    No, I just listened to it and it sounded fine to me (except I always hate the sound of my own voice played back).

    I got to speak to David Henson and Chris Peters from CHOREN.

    I have met David as well, and had quite a bit of correspondence with him. Good guy, and I wish him success with Choren.

    RR

    Comment by Robert Rapier | October 9, 2008

  59. Is it just me or is the audio playing at 2x speed, making it sound like an interview with chipmunks?

    King, I always talk really, really fast like that. πŸ™‚

    No, I just listened to it and it sounded fine to me (except I always hate the sound of my own voice played back).

    I got to speak to David Henson and Chris Peters from CHOREN.

    I have met David as well, and had quite a bit of correspondence with him. Good guy, and I wish him success with Choren.

    RR

    Comment by Robert Rapier | October 9, 2008

  60. Is it just me or is the audio playing at 2x speed, making it sound like an interview with chipmunks?King, I always talk really, really fast like that. :-)No, I just listened to it and it sounded fine to me (except I always hate the sound of my own voice played back). I got to speak to David Henson and Chris Peters from CHOREN.I have met David as well, and had quite a bit of correspondence with him. Good guy, and I wish him success with Choren.RR

    Comment by Robert Rapier | October 9, 2008

  61. RR-
    I hate the sound of my voice too, but, like King, I got the chipmunk version. I guess the broadcast is quicker this way.

    Comment by benny "peak demand" cole | October 9, 2008

  62. RR-
    I hate the sound of my voice too, but, like King, I got the chipmunk version. I guess the broadcast is quicker this way.

    Comment by benny "peak demand" cole | October 9, 2008

  63. RR-
    I hate the sound of my voice too, but, like King, I got the chipmunk version. I guess the broadcast is quicker this way.

    Comment by benny "peak demand" cole | October 9, 2008

  64. RR-
    I hate the sound of my voice too, but, like King, I got the chipmunk version. I guess the broadcast is quicker this way.

    Comment by benny "peak demand" cole | October 9, 2008

  65. RR-
    I hate the sound of my voice too, but, like King, I got the chipmunk version. I guess the broadcast is quicker this way.

    Comment by benny "peak demand" cole | October 9, 2008

  66. RR-
    I hate the sound of my voice too, but, like King, I got the chipmunk version. I guess the broadcast is quicker this way.

    Comment by benny "peak demand" cole | October 9, 2008

  67. RR-
    I hate the sound of my voice too, but, like King, I got the chipmunk version. I guess the broadcast is quicker this way.

    Comment by benny "peak demand" cole | October 9, 2008

  68. RR-
    I hate the sound of my voice too, but, like King, I got the chipmunk version. I guess the broadcast is quicker this way.

    Comment by benny "peak demand" cole | October 9, 2008

  69. RR-
    I hate the sound of my voice too, but, like King, I got the chipmunk version. I guess the broadcast is quicker this way.

    Comment by benny "peak demand" cole | October 9, 2008

  70. RR-I hate the sound of my voice too, but, like King, I got the chipmunk version. I guess the broadcast is quicker this way.

    Comment by benny "peak demand" cole | October 9, 2008

  71. NETL says that you need $84/barrel oil to make biofuels to syngas work without any sort of CO2 credit. Given some of their other work, they are likely about 30-50% low on costs. So you really need something north of $100 oil. It isn’t looking too good.

    I can’t say who or what products, but we talked to several technology companies that are working on single reactors capable of taking syngas all the way to products. If we can make this work it substantially reduces the capital costs.

    One of our competitors is planning to build a methaol to gasoline plant in the US. They believe it is possible to ramp up to produce 10 million barrels per day of gasoline this way.

    Comment by KingofKaty | October 9, 2008

  72. NETL says that you need $84/barrel oil to make biofuels to syngas work without any sort of CO2 credit. Given some of their other work, they are likely about 30-50% low on costs. So you really need something north of $100 oil. It isn’t looking too good.

    I can’t say who or what products, but we talked to several technology companies that are working on single reactors capable of taking syngas all the way to products. If we can make this work it substantially reduces the capital costs.

    One of our competitors is planning to build a methaol to gasoline plant in the US. They believe it is possible to ramp up to produce 10 million barrels per day of gasoline this way.

    Comment by KingofKaty | October 9, 2008

  73. NETL says that you need $84/barrel oil to make biofuels to syngas work without any sort of CO2 credit. Given some of their other work, they are likely about 30-50% low on costs. So you really need something north of $100 oil. It isn’t looking too good.

    I can’t say who or what products, but we talked to several technology companies that are working on single reactors capable of taking syngas all the way to products. If we can make this work it substantially reduces the capital costs.

    One of our competitors is planning to build a methaol to gasoline plant in the US. They believe it is possible to ramp up to produce 10 million barrels per day of gasoline this way.

    Comment by KingofKaty | October 9, 2008

  74. NETL says that you need $84/barrel oil to make biofuels to syngas work without any sort of CO2 credit. Given some of their other work, they are likely about 30-50% low on costs. So you really need something north of $100 oil. It isn’t looking too good.

    I can’t say who or what products, but we talked to several technology companies that are working on single reactors capable of taking syngas all the way to products. If we can make this work it substantially reduces the capital costs.

    One of our competitors is planning to build a methaol to gasoline plant in the US. They believe it is possible to ramp up to produce 10 million barrels per day of gasoline this way.

    Comment by KingofKaty | October 9, 2008

  75. NETL says that you need $84/barrel oil to make biofuels to syngas work without any sort of CO2 credit. Given some of their other work, they are likely about 30-50% low on costs. So you really need something north of $100 oil. It isn’t looking too good.

    I can’t say who or what products, but we talked to several technology companies that are working on single reactors capable of taking syngas all the way to products. If we can make this work it substantially reduces the capital costs.

    One of our competitors is planning to build a methaol to gasoline plant in the US. They believe it is possible to ramp up to produce 10 million barrels per day of gasoline this way.

    Comment by KingofKaty | October 9, 2008

  76. NETL says that you need $84/barrel oil to make biofuels to syngas work without any sort of CO2 credit. Given some of their other work, they are likely about 30-50% low on costs. So you really need something north of $100 oil. It isn’t looking too good.

    I can’t say who or what products, but we talked to several technology companies that are working on single reactors capable of taking syngas all the way to products. If we can make this work it substantially reduces the capital costs.

    One of our competitors is planning to build a methaol to gasoline plant in the US. They believe it is possible to ramp up to produce 10 million barrels per day of gasoline this way.

    Comment by KingofKaty | October 9, 2008

  77. NETL says that you need $84/barrel oil to make biofuels to syngas work without any sort of CO2 credit. Given some of their other work, they are likely about 30-50% low on costs. So you really need something north of $100 oil. It isn’t looking too good.

    I can’t say who or what products, but we talked to several technology companies that are working on single reactors capable of taking syngas all the way to products. If we can make this work it substantially reduces the capital costs.

    One of our competitors is planning to build a methaol to gasoline plant in the US. They believe it is possible to ramp up to produce 10 million barrels per day of gasoline this way.

    Comment by KingofKaty | October 9, 2008

  78. NETL says that you need $84/barrel oil to make biofuels to syngas work without any sort of CO2 credit. Given some of their other work, they are likely about 30-50% low on costs. So you really need something north of $100 oil. It isn’t looking too good.

    I can’t say who or what products, but we talked to several technology companies that are working on single reactors capable of taking syngas all the way to products. If we can make this work it substantially reduces the capital costs.

    One of our competitors is planning to build a methaol to gasoline plant in the US. They believe it is possible to ramp up to produce 10 million barrels per day of gasoline this way.

    Comment by KingofKaty | October 9, 2008

  79. NETL says that you need $84/barrel oil to make biofuels to syngas work without any sort of CO2 credit. Given some of their other work, they are likely about 30-50% low on costs. So you really need something north of $100 oil. It isn’t looking too good.

    I can’t say who or what products, but we talked to several technology companies that are working on single reactors capable of taking syngas all the way to products. If we can make this work it substantially reduces the capital costs.

    One of our competitors is planning to build a methaol to gasoline plant in the US. They believe it is possible to ramp up to produce 10 million barrels per day of gasoline this way.

    Comment by KingofKaty | October 9, 2008

  80. NETL says that you need $84/barrel oil to make biofuels to syngas work without any sort of CO2 credit. Given some of their other work, they are likely about 30-50% low on costs. So you really need something north of $100 oil. It isn’t looking too good. I can’t say who or what products, but we talked to several technology companies that are working on single reactors capable of taking syngas all the way to products. If we can make this work it substantially reduces the capital costs. One of our competitors is planning to build a methaol to gasoline plant in the US. They believe it is possible to ramp up to produce 10 million barrels per day of gasoline this way.

    Comment by KingofKaty | October 9, 2008

  81. How many barrels or even gallons of gasoline do Americans use per day? Just curious.

    Comment by Anonymous | October 9, 2008

  82. How many barrels or even gallons of gasoline do Americans use per day? Just curious.

    Comment by Anonymous | October 9, 2008

  83. How many barrels or even gallons of gasoline do Americans use per day? Just curious.

    Comment by Anonymous | October 9, 2008

  84. How many barrels or even gallons of gasoline do Americans use per day? Just curious.

    Comment by Anonymous | October 9, 2008

  85. How many barrels or even gallons of gasoline do Americans use per day? Just curious.

    Comment by Anonymous | October 9, 2008

  86. How many barrels or even gallons of gasoline do Americans use per day? Just curious.

    Comment by Anonymous | October 9, 2008

  87. How many barrels or even gallons of gasoline do Americans use per day? Just curious.

    Comment by Anonymous | October 9, 2008

  88. How many barrels or even gallons of gasoline do Americans use per day? Just curious.

    Comment by Anonymous | October 9, 2008

  89. How many barrels or even gallons of gasoline do Americans use per day? Just curious.

    Comment by Anonymous | October 9, 2008

  90. How many barrels or even gallons of gasoline do Americans use per day? Just curious.

    Comment by Anonymous | October 9, 2008

  91. I just got back from GTC last night. Had some very interesting conversations with technology vendors and catalyst folks.
    Do tell us more! Perhaps you should write a guest column on the subject.

    Did you come accross wet gasification? Turning all that municipal wastewater sludge… eh, biosolids into fuel has got to be a winner!

    Comment by Optimist | October 9, 2008

  92. I just got back from GTC last night. Had some very interesting conversations with technology vendors and catalyst folks.
    Do tell us more! Perhaps you should write a guest column on the subject.

    Did you come accross wet gasification? Turning all that municipal wastewater sludge… eh, biosolids into fuel has got to be a winner!

    Comment by Optimist | October 9, 2008

  93. I just got back from GTC last night. Had some very interesting conversations with technology vendors and catalyst folks.
    Do tell us more! Perhaps you should write a guest column on the subject.

    Did you come accross wet gasification? Turning all that municipal wastewater sludge… eh, biosolids into fuel has got to be a winner!

    Comment by Optimist | October 9, 2008

  94. I just got back from GTC last night. Had some very interesting conversations with technology vendors and catalyst folks.
    Do tell us more! Perhaps you should write a guest column on the subject.

    Did you come accross wet gasification? Turning all that municipal wastewater sludge… eh, biosolids into fuel has got to be a winner!

    Comment by Optimist | October 9, 2008

  95. I just got back from GTC last night. Had some very interesting conversations with technology vendors and catalyst folks.
    Do tell us more! Perhaps you should write a guest column on the subject.

    Did you come accross wet gasification? Turning all that municipal wastewater sludge… eh, biosolids into fuel has got to be a winner!

    Comment by Optimist | October 9, 2008

  96. I just got back from GTC last night. Had some very interesting conversations with technology vendors and catalyst folks.
    Do tell us more! Perhaps you should write a guest column on the subject.

    Did you come accross wet gasification? Turning all that municipal wastewater sludge… eh, biosolids into fuel has got to be a winner!

    Comment by Optimist | October 9, 2008

  97. I just got back from GTC last night. Had some very interesting conversations with technology vendors and catalyst folks.
    Do tell us more! Perhaps you should write a guest column on the subject.

    Did you come accross wet gasification? Turning all that municipal wastewater sludge… eh, biosolids into fuel has got to be a winner!

    Comment by Optimist | October 9, 2008

  98. I just got back from GTC last night. Had some very interesting conversations with technology vendors and catalyst folks.
    Do tell us more! Perhaps you should write a guest column on the subject.

    Did you come accross wet gasification? Turning all that municipal wastewater sludge… eh, biosolids into fuel has got to be a winner!

    Comment by Optimist | October 9, 2008

  99. I just got back from GTC last night. Had some very interesting conversations with technology vendors and catalyst folks.
    Do tell us more! Perhaps you should write a guest column on the subject.

    Did you come accross wet gasification? Turning all that municipal wastewater sludge… eh, biosolids into fuel has got to be a winner!

    Comment by Optimist | October 9, 2008

  100. I just got back from GTC last night. Had some very interesting conversations with technology vendors and catalyst folks.Do tell us more! Perhaps you should write a guest column on the subject.Did you come accross wet gasification? Turning all that municipal wastewater sludge… eh, biosolids into fuel has got to be a winner!

    Comment by Optimist | October 9, 2008

  101. king-

    They believe it is possible to ramp up to produce 10 million barrels per day of gasoline this way.

    Did you mean gallons?

    Comment by benny "peak demand" cole | October 9, 2008

  102. I’d like to reassure you that it really was Robert, and not a chipmunk in that interview.
    My apologies to those who downloaded a Squeaky Robert. If I can find out why that happens I’ll correct it asap.

    – Rod

    Comment by Anonymous | October 9, 2008

  103. king-

    They believe it is possible to ramp up to produce 10 million barrels per day of gasoline this way.

    Did you mean gallons?

    Comment by benny "peak demand" cole | October 9, 2008

  104. I’d like to reassure you that it really was Robert, and not a chipmunk in that interview.
    My apologies to those who downloaded a Squeaky Robert. If I can find out why that happens I’ll correct it asap.

    – Rod

    Comment by Anonymous | October 9, 2008

  105. king-

    They believe it is possible to ramp up to produce 10 million barrels per day of gasoline this way.

    Did you mean gallons?

    Comment by benny "peak demand" cole | October 9, 2008

  106. I’d like to reassure you that it really was Robert, and not a chipmunk in that interview.
    My apologies to those who downloaded a Squeaky Robert. If I can find out why that happens I’ll correct it asap.

    – Rod

    Comment by Anonymous | October 9, 2008

  107. king-

    They believe it is possible to ramp up to produce 10 million barrels per day of gasoline this way.

    Did you mean gallons?

    Comment by benny "peak demand" cole | October 9, 2008

  108. king-

    They believe it is possible to ramp up to produce 10 million barrels per day of gasoline this way.

    Did you mean gallons?

    Comment by benny "peak demand" cole | October 9, 2008

  109. I’d like to reassure you that it really was Robert, and not a chipmunk in that interview.
    My apologies to those who downloaded a Squeaky Robert. If I can find out why that happens I’ll correct it asap.

    – Rod

    Comment by Anonymous | October 9, 2008

  110. I’d like to reassure you that it really was Robert, and not a chipmunk in that interview.
    My apologies to those who downloaded a Squeaky Robert. If I can find out why that happens I’ll correct it asap.

    – Rod

    Comment by Anonymous | October 9, 2008

  111. king-

    They believe it is possible to ramp up to produce 10 million barrels per day of gasoline this way.

    Did you mean gallons?

    Comment by benny "peak demand" cole | October 9, 2008

  112. I’d like to reassure you that it really was Robert, and not a chipmunk in that interview.
    My apologies to those who downloaded a Squeaky Robert. If I can find out why that happens I’ll correct it asap.

    – Rod

    Comment by Anonymous | October 9, 2008

  113. king-

    They believe it is possible to ramp up to produce 10 million barrels per day of gasoline this way.

    Did you mean gallons?

    Comment by benny "peak demand" cole | October 9, 2008

  114. king-

    They believe it is possible to ramp up to produce 10 million barrels per day of gasoline this way.

    Did you mean gallons?

    Comment by benny "peak demand" cole | October 9, 2008

  115. I’d like to reassure you that it really was Robert, and not a chipmunk in that interview.
    My apologies to those who downloaded a Squeaky Robert. If I can find out why that happens I’ll correct it asap.

    – Rod

    Comment by Anonymous | October 9, 2008

  116. I’d like to reassure you that it really was Robert, and not a chipmunk in that interview.
    My apologies to those who downloaded a Squeaky Robert. If I can find out why that happens I’ll correct it asap.

    – Rod

    Comment by Anonymous | October 9, 2008

  117. king-

    They believe it is possible to ramp up to produce 10 million barrels per day of gasoline this way.

    Did you mean gallons?

    Comment by benny "peak demand" cole | October 9, 2008

  118. I’d like to reassure you that it really was Robert, and not a chipmunk in that interview.
    My apologies to those who downloaded a Squeaky Robert. If I can find out why that happens I’ll correct it asap.

    – Rod

    Comment by Anonymous | October 9, 2008

  119. king-They believe it is possible to ramp up to produce 10 million barrels per day of gasoline this way.Did you mean gallons?

    Comment by benny "peak demand" cole | October 9, 2008

  120. I’d like to reassure you that it really was Robert, and not a chipmunk in that interview.My apologies to those who downloaded a Squeaky Robert. If I can find out why that happens I’ll correct it asap.- Rod

    Comment by Anonymous | October 9, 2008

  121. ~One of our competitors is planning to build a methanol to gasoline plant in the US. They believe it is possible to ramp up to produce 10 million barrels per day of gasoline this way.

    That sounds promising. It’s fairly easy to make methanol from coal.

    Comment by Hawkshaw | October 9, 2008

  122. ~One of our competitors is planning to build a methanol to gasoline plant in the US. They believe it is possible to ramp up to produce 10 million barrels per day of gasoline this way.

    That sounds promising. It’s fairly easy to make methanol from coal.

    Comment by Hawkshaw | October 9, 2008

  123. ~One of our competitors is planning to build a methanol to gasoline plant in the US. They believe it is possible to ramp up to produce 10 million barrels per day of gasoline this way.

    That sounds promising. It’s fairly easy to make methanol from coal.

    Comment by Hawkshaw | October 9, 2008

  124. ~One of our competitors is planning to build a methanol to gasoline plant in the US. They believe it is possible to ramp up to produce 10 million barrels per day of gasoline this way.

    That sounds promising. It’s fairly easy to make methanol from coal.

    Comment by Hawkshaw | October 9, 2008

  125. ~One of our competitors is planning to build a methanol to gasoline plant in the US. They believe it is possible to ramp up to produce 10 million barrels per day of gasoline this way.

    That sounds promising. It’s fairly easy to make methanol from coal.

    Comment by Hawkshaw | October 9, 2008

  126. ~One of our competitors is planning to build a methanol to gasoline plant in the US. They believe it is possible to ramp up to produce 10 million barrels per day of gasoline this way.

    That sounds promising. It’s fairly easy to make methanol from coal.

    Comment by Hawkshaw | October 9, 2008

  127. ~One of our competitors is planning to build a methanol to gasoline plant in the US. They believe it is possible to ramp up to produce 10 million barrels per day of gasoline this way.

    That sounds promising. It’s fairly easy to make methanol from coal.

    Comment by Hawkshaw | October 9, 2008

  128. ~One of our competitors is planning to build a methanol to gasoline plant in the US. They believe it is possible to ramp up to produce 10 million barrels per day of gasoline this way.

    That sounds promising. It’s fairly easy to make methanol from coal.

    Comment by Hawkshaw | October 9, 2008

  129. ~One of our competitors is planning to build a methanol to gasoline plant in the US. They believe it is possible to ramp up to produce 10 million barrels per day of gasoline this way.

    That sounds promising. It’s fairly easy to make methanol from coal.

    Comment by Hawkshaw | October 9, 2008

  130. ~One of our competitors is planning to build a methanol to gasoline plant in the US. They believe it is possible to ramp up to produce 10 million barrels per day of gasoline this way.That sounds promising. It’s fairly easy to make methanol from coal.

    Comment by Hawkshaw | October 9, 2008

  131. 150 billion gallon of gasoline a year.

    Comment by robert | October 9, 2008

  132. 150 billion gallon of gasoline a year.

    Comment by robert | October 9, 2008

  133. 150 billion gallon of gasoline a year.

    Comment by robert | October 9, 2008

  134. 150 billion gallon of gasoline a year.

    Comment by robert | October 9, 2008

  135. 150 billion gallon of gasoline a year.

    Comment by robert | October 9, 2008

  136. 150 billion gallon of gasoline a year.

    Comment by robert | October 9, 2008

  137. 150 billion gallon of gasoline a year.

    Comment by robert | October 9, 2008

  138. 150 billion gallon of gasoline a year.

    Comment by robert | October 9, 2008

  139. 150 billion gallon of gasoline a year.

    Comment by robert | October 9, 2008

  140. 150 billion gallon of gasoline a year.

    Comment by robert | October 9, 2008

  141. King-
    If your numbers are correct, this would lead to huge gluts of gasoline in the United States…..

    by the way, Brent spot crude now just barely above $80…likely down into the $70s soon…crude trading at one half of the peak…….

    Comment by benny "peak demand" cole | October 9, 2008

  142. King-
    If your numbers are correct, this would lead to huge gluts of gasoline in the United States…..

    by the way, Brent spot crude now just barely above $80…likely down into the $70s soon…crude trading at one half of the peak…….

    Comment by benny "peak demand" cole | October 9, 2008

  143. King-
    If your numbers are correct, this would lead to huge gluts of gasoline in the United States…..

    by the way, Brent spot crude now just barely above $80…likely down into the $70s soon…crude trading at one half of the peak…….

    Comment by benny "peak demand" cole | October 9, 2008

  144. King-
    If your numbers are correct, this would lead to huge gluts of gasoline in the United States…..

    by the way, Brent spot crude now just barely above $80…likely down into the $70s soon…crude trading at one half of the peak…….

    Comment by benny "peak demand" cole | October 9, 2008

  145. King-
    If your numbers are correct, this would lead to huge gluts of gasoline in the United States…..

    by the way, Brent spot crude now just barely above $80…likely down into the $70s soon…crude trading at one half of the peak…….

    Comment by benny "peak demand" cole | October 9, 2008

  146. King-
    If your numbers are correct, this would lead to huge gluts of gasoline in the United States…..

    by the way, Brent spot crude now just barely above $80…likely down into the $70s soon…crude trading at one half of the peak…….

    Comment by benny "peak demand" cole | October 9, 2008

  147. King-
    If your numbers are correct, this would lead to huge gluts of gasoline in the United States…..

    by the way, Brent spot crude now just barely above $80…likely down into the $70s soon…crude trading at one half of the peak…….

    Comment by benny "peak demand" cole | October 9, 2008

  148. King-
    If your numbers are correct, this would lead to huge gluts of gasoline in the United States…..

    by the way, Brent spot crude now just barely above $80…likely down into the $70s soon…crude trading at one half of the peak…….

    Comment by benny "peak demand" cole | October 9, 2008

  149. King-
    If your numbers are correct, this would lead to huge gluts of gasoline in the United States…..

    by the way, Brent spot crude now just barely above $80…likely down into the $70s soon…crude trading at one half of the peak…….

    Comment by benny "peak demand" cole | October 9, 2008

  150. King-If your numbers are correct, this would lead to huge gluts of gasoline in the United States…..by the way, Brent spot crude now just barely above $80…likely down into the $70s soon…crude trading at one half of the peak…….

    Comment by benny "peak demand" cole | October 9, 2008

  151. King, COP down 13% today? PE at less than 5? That is insane. When oil was at $80 on the way up, COP was trading in the $80’s. But on the way back down, it’s at $53? If I was Mulva I would load up right now on the buybacks.

    RR

    Comment by Robert Rapier | October 10, 2008

  152. King, COP down 13% today? PE at less than 5? That is insane. When oil was at $80 on the way up, COP was trading in the $80’s. But on the way back down, it’s at $53? If I was Mulva I would load up right now on the buybacks.

    RR

    Comment by Robert Rapier | October 10, 2008

  153. King, COP down 13% today? PE at less than 5? That is insane. When oil was at $80 on the way up, COP was trading in the $80’s. But on the way back down, it’s at $53? If I was Mulva I would load up right now on the buybacks.

    RR

    Comment by Robert Rapier | October 10, 2008

  154. King, COP down 13% today? PE at less than 5? That is insane. When oil was at $80 on the way up, COP was trading in the $80’s. But on the way back down, it’s at $53? If I was Mulva I would load up right now on the buybacks.

    RR

    Comment by Robert Rapier | October 10, 2008

  155. King, COP down 13% today? PE at less than 5? That is insane. When oil was at $80 on the way up, COP was trading in the $80’s. But on the way back down, it’s at $53? If I was Mulva I would load up right now on the buybacks.

    RR

    Comment by Robert Rapier | October 10, 2008

  156. King, COP down 13% today? PE at less than 5? That is insane. When oil was at $80 on the way up, COP was trading in the $80’s. But on the way back down, it’s at $53? If I was Mulva I would load up right now on the buybacks.

    RR

    Comment by Robert Rapier | October 10, 2008

  157. King, COP down 13% today? PE at less than 5? That is insane. When oil was at $80 on the way up, COP was trading in the $80’s. But on the way back down, it’s at $53? If I was Mulva I would load up right now on the buybacks.

    RR

    Comment by Robert Rapier | October 10, 2008

  158. King, COP down 13% today? PE at less than 5? That is insane. When oil was at $80 on the way up, COP was trading in the $80’s. But on the way back down, it’s at $53? If I was Mulva I would load up right now on the buybacks.

    RR

    Comment by Robert Rapier | October 10, 2008

  159. King, COP down 13% today? PE at less than 5? That is insane. When oil was at $80 on the way up, COP was trading in the $80’s. But on the way back down, it’s at $53? If I was Mulva I would load up right now on the buybacks.

    RR

    Comment by Robert Rapier | October 10, 2008

  160. King, COP down 13% today? PE at less than 5? That is insane. When oil was at $80 on the way up, COP was trading in the $80’s. But on the way back down, it’s at $53? If I was Mulva I would load up right now on the buybacks.RR

    Comment by Robert Rapier | October 10, 2008

  161. ROBERT–

    COP or most stocks at this time have no relationship to fundamentals. it’s convert to cash regardless of circumstance/outcome. Mulva would be wise to pause/hoard cash for a period of time

    KINGOFK–

    is the methanol to fuel DKRW/ACI? or are there others? if so, could you name please.

    the idea expressed above for article/summary of GTC would be appreciated. if not in cards, reference to website or pub appreciated.

    fran

    Comment by Anonymous | October 10, 2008

  162. ROBERT–

    COP or most stocks at this time have no relationship to fundamentals. it’s convert to cash regardless of circumstance/outcome. Mulva would be wise to pause/hoard cash for a period of time

    KINGOFK–

    is the methanol to fuel DKRW/ACI? or are there others? if so, could you name please.

    the idea expressed above for article/summary of GTC would be appreciated. if not in cards, reference to website or pub appreciated.

    fran

    Comment by Anonymous | October 10, 2008

  163. ROBERT–

    COP or most stocks at this time have no relationship to fundamentals. it’s convert to cash regardless of circumstance/outcome. Mulva would be wise to pause/hoard cash for a period of time

    KINGOFK–

    is the methanol to fuel DKRW/ACI? or are there others? if so, could you name please.

    the idea expressed above for article/summary of GTC would be appreciated. if not in cards, reference to website or pub appreciated.

    fran

    Comment by Anonymous | October 10, 2008

  164. ROBERT–

    COP or most stocks at this time have no relationship to fundamentals. it’s convert to cash regardless of circumstance/outcome. Mulva would be wise to pause/hoard cash for a period of time

    KINGOFK–

    is the methanol to fuel DKRW/ACI? or are there others? if so, could you name please.

    the idea expressed above for article/summary of GTC would be appreciated. if not in cards, reference to website or pub appreciated.

    fran

    Comment by Anonymous | October 10, 2008

  165. ROBERT–

    COP or most stocks at this time have no relationship to fundamentals. it’s convert to cash regardless of circumstance/outcome. Mulva would be wise to pause/hoard cash for a period of time

    KINGOFK–

    is the methanol to fuel DKRW/ACI? or are there others? if so, could you name please.

    the idea expressed above for article/summary of GTC would be appreciated. if not in cards, reference to website or pub appreciated.

    fran

    Comment by Anonymous | October 10, 2008

  166. ROBERT–

    COP or most stocks at this time have no relationship to fundamentals. it’s convert to cash regardless of circumstance/outcome. Mulva would be wise to pause/hoard cash for a period of time

    KINGOFK–

    is the methanol to fuel DKRW/ACI? or are there others? if so, could you name please.

    the idea expressed above for article/summary of GTC would be appreciated. if not in cards, reference to website or pub appreciated.

    fran

    Comment by Anonymous | October 10, 2008

  167. ROBERT–

    COP or most stocks at this time have no relationship to fundamentals. it’s convert to cash regardless of circumstance/outcome. Mulva would be wise to pause/hoard cash for a period of time

    KINGOFK–

    is the methanol to fuel DKRW/ACI? or are there others? if so, could you name please.

    the idea expressed above for article/summary of GTC would be appreciated. if not in cards, reference to website or pub appreciated.

    fran

    Comment by Anonymous | October 10, 2008

  168. ROBERT–

    COP or most stocks at this time have no relationship to fundamentals. it’s convert to cash regardless of circumstance/outcome. Mulva would be wise to pause/hoard cash for a period of time

    KINGOFK–

    is the methanol to fuel DKRW/ACI? or are there others? if so, could you name please.

    the idea expressed above for article/summary of GTC would be appreciated. if not in cards, reference to website or pub appreciated.

    fran

    Comment by Anonymous | October 10, 2008

  169. ROBERT–

    COP or most stocks at this time have no relationship to fundamentals. it’s convert to cash regardless of circumstance/outcome. Mulva would be wise to pause/hoard cash for a period of time

    KINGOFK–

    is the methanol to fuel DKRW/ACI? or are there others? if so, could you name please.

    the idea expressed above for article/summary of GTC would be appreciated. if not in cards, reference to website or pub appreciated.

    fran

    Comment by Anonymous | October 10, 2008

  170. ROBERT–COP or most stocks at this time have no relationship to fundamentals. it’s convert to cash regardless of circumstance/outcome. Mulva would be wise to pause/hoard cash for a period of timeKINGOFK–is the methanol to fuel DKRW/ACI? or are there others? if so, could you name please.the idea expressed above for article/summary of GTC would be appreciated. if not in cards, reference to website or pub appreciated.fran

    Comment by Anonymous | October 10, 2008

  171. There’s an interesting discussion going on about energy, both sustainable and non-sustainable one which is accomplished by the European Science Parliament and might be interesting for you. The headline is “Europe energised – will lights go out in 2050?” and there’s also a live-blog:
    http://www.science-parliament.eu/blog/275

    Comment by Anonymous | October 10, 2008

  172. There’s an interesting discussion going on about energy, both sustainable and non-sustainable one which is accomplished by the European Science Parliament and might be interesting for you. The headline is “Europe energised – will lights go out in 2050?” and there’s also a live-blog:
    http://www.science-parliament.eu/blog/275

    Comment by Anonymous | October 10, 2008

  173. There’s an interesting discussion going on about energy, both sustainable and non-sustainable one which is accomplished by the European Science Parliament and might be interesting for you. The headline is “Europe energised – will lights go out in 2050?” and there’s also a live-blog:
    http://www.science-parliament.eu/blog/275

    Comment by Anonymous | October 10, 2008

  174. There’s an interesting discussion going on about energy, both sustainable and non-sustainable one which is accomplished by the European Science Parliament and might be interesting for you. The headline is “Europe energised – will lights go out in 2050?” and there’s also a live-blog:
    http://www.science-parliament.eu/blog/275

    Comment by Anonymous | October 10, 2008

  175. There’s an interesting discussion going on about energy, both sustainable and non-sustainable one which is accomplished by the European Science Parliament and might be interesting for you. The headline is “Europe energised – will lights go out in 2050?” and there’s also a live-blog:
    http://www.science-parliament.eu/blog/275

    Comment by Anonymous | October 10, 2008

  176. There’s an interesting discussion going on about energy, both sustainable and non-sustainable one which is accomplished by the European Science Parliament and might be interesting for you. The headline is “Europe energised – will lights go out in 2050?” and there’s also a live-blog:
    http://www.science-parliament.eu/blog/275

    Comment by Anonymous | October 10, 2008

  177. There’s an interesting discussion going on about energy, both sustainable and non-sustainable one which is accomplished by the European Science Parliament and might be interesting for you. The headline is “Europe energised – will lights go out in 2050?” and there’s also a live-blog:
    http://www.science-parliament.eu/blog/275

    Comment by Anonymous | October 10, 2008

  178. There’s an interesting discussion going on about energy, both sustainable and non-sustainable one which is accomplished by the European Science Parliament and might be interesting for you. The headline is “Europe energised – will lights go out in 2050?” and there’s also a live-blog:
    http://www.science-parliament.eu/blog/275

    Comment by Anonymous | October 10, 2008

  179. There’s an interesting discussion going on about energy, both sustainable and non-sustainable one which is accomplished by the European Science Parliament and might be interesting for you. The headline is “Europe energised – will lights go out in 2050?” and there’s also a live-blog:
    http://www.science-parliament.eu/blog/275

    Comment by Anonymous | October 10, 2008

  180. There’s an interesting discussion going on about energy, both sustainable and non-sustainable one which is accomplished by the European Science Parliament and might be interesting for you. The headline is “Europe energised – will lights go out in 2050?” and there’s also a live-blog:http://www.science-parliament.eu/blog/275

    Comment by Anonymous | October 10, 2008

  181. I liked the interview. Ya’ll managed to cover a lot of topics. I think the near future is pretty much what you said. PHEV’s. Biofuels from companies like LS9. We COULD go all electric any time we chose. We can do it without importing a thing. We won’t,but we could. Now I’m wondering what kind of reception the Volt and plug-in Prius receive with $2.00 gas.

    Comment by Maury | October 10, 2008

  182. I liked the interview. Ya’ll managed to cover a lot of topics. I think the near future is pretty much what you said. PHEV’s. Biofuels from companies like LS9. We COULD go all electric any time we chose. We can do it without importing a thing. We won’t,but we could. Now I’m wondering what kind of reception the Volt and plug-in Prius receive with $2.00 gas.

    Comment by Maury | October 10, 2008

  183. I liked the interview. Ya’ll managed to cover a lot of topics. I think the near future is pretty much what you said. PHEV’s. Biofuels from companies like LS9. We COULD go all electric any time we chose. We can do it without importing a thing. We won’t,but we could. Now I’m wondering what kind of reception the Volt and plug-in Prius receive with $2.00 gas.

    Comment by Maury | October 10, 2008

  184. I liked the interview. Ya’ll managed to cover a lot of topics. I think the near future is pretty much what you said. PHEV’s. Biofuels from companies like LS9. We COULD go all electric any time we chose. We can do it without importing a thing. We won’t,but we could. Now I’m wondering what kind of reception the Volt and plug-in Prius receive with $2.00 gas.

    Comment by Maury | October 10, 2008

  185. I liked the interview. Ya’ll managed to cover a lot of topics. I think the near future is pretty much what you said. PHEV’s. Biofuels from companies like LS9. We COULD go all electric any time we chose. We can do it without importing a thing. We won’t,but we could. Now I’m wondering what kind of reception the Volt and plug-in Prius receive with $2.00 gas.

    Comment by Maury | October 10, 2008

  186. I liked the interview. Ya’ll managed to cover a lot of topics. I think the near future is pretty much what you said. PHEV’s. Biofuels from companies like LS9. We COULD go all electric any time we chose. We can do it without importing a thing. We won’t,but we could. Now I’m wondering what kind of reception the Volt and plug-in Prius receive with $2.00 gas.

    Comment by Maury | October 10, 2008

  187. I liked the interview. Ya’ll managed to cover a lot of topics. I think the near future is pretty much what you said. PHEV’s. Biofuels from companies like LS9. We COULD go all electric any time we chose. We can do it without importing a thing. We won’t,but we could. Now I’m wondering what kind of reception the Volt and plug-in Prius receive with $2.00 gas.

    Comment by Maury | October 10, 2008

  188. I liked the interview. Ya’ll managed to cover a lot of topics. I think the near future is pretty much what you said. PHEV’s. Biofuels from companies like LS9. We COULD go all electric any time we chose. We can do it without importing a thing. We won’t,but we could. Now I’m wondering what kind of reception the Volt and plug-in Prius receive with $2.00 gas.

    Comment by Maury | October 10, 2008

  189. I liked the interview. Ya’ll managed to cover a lot of topics. I think the near future is pretty much what you said. PHEV’s. Biofuels from companies like LS9. We COULD go all electric any time we chose. We can do it without importing a thing. We won’t,but we could. Now I’m wondering what kind of reception the Volt and plug-in Prius receive with $2.00 gas.

    Comment by Maury | October 10, 2008

  190. I liked the interview. Ya’ll managed to cover a lot of topics. I think the near future is pretty much what you said. PHEV’s. Biofuels from companies like LS9. We COULD go all electric any time we chose. We can do it without importing a thing. We won’t,but we could. Now I’m wondering what kind of reception the Volt and plug-in Prius receive with $2.00 gas.

    Comment by Maury | October 10, 2008

  191. The Volt, a $40,000 science project, with good looks, is dead in the water.

    The Prius will continue to sell modestly, like everything else.

    Comment by Optimist | October 10, 2008

  192. The Volt, a $40,000 science project, with good looks, is dead in the water.

    The Prius will continue to sell modestly, like everything else.

    Comment by Optimist | October 10, 2008

  193. The Volt, a $40,000 science project, with good looks, is dead in the water.

    The Prius will continue to sell modestly, like everything else.

    Comment by Optimist | October 10, 2008

  194. The Volt, a $40,000 science project, with good looks, is dead in the water.

    The Prius will continue to sell modestly, like everything else.

    Comment by Optimist | October 10, 2008

  195. The Volt, a $40,000 science project, with good looks, is dead in the water.

    The Prius will continue to sell modestly, like everything else.

    Comment by Optimist | October 10, 2008

  196. The Volt, a $40,000 science project, with good looks, is dead in the water.

    The Prius will continue to sell modestly, like everything else.

    Comment by Optimist | October 10, 2008

  197. The Volt, a $40,000 science project, with good looks, is dead in the water.

    The Prius will continue to sell modestly, like everything else.

    Comment by Optimist | October 10, 2008

  198. The Volt, a $40,000 science project, with good looks, is dead in the water.

    The Prius will continue to sell modestly, like everything else.

    Comment by Optimist | October 10, 2008

  199. The Volt, a $40,000 science project, with good looks, is dead in the water.

    The Prius will continue to sell modestly, like everything else.

    Comment by Optimist | October 10, 2008

  200. The Volt, a $40,000 science project, with good looks, is dead in the water.The Prius will continue to sell modestly, like everything else.

    Comment by Optimist | October 10, 2008

  201. Oil dumping hard, hard, hard.
    Down below $80, even lower on the Brent.
    Half of the peak, and the year is not over.
    Is there anyone left at all who does not know the price of oil is set by speculators?
    That we just witnessed (2000-2008) the largest transfer of wealth in history to Mideast thug states, based on a rigged oil price?
    That it happened while Bush (kissyface with Saudi sheiks) was prezzy?
    A real question: Does Bush answer first to the Saudi throne or the people of America? Based on his actions and policies and social friends, I can’t tell.

    Comment by benny "peak demand" cole | October 10, 2008

  202. Oil dumping hard, hard, hard.
    Down below $80, even lower on the Brent.
    Half of the peak, and the year is not over.
    Is there anyone left at all who does not know the price of oil is set by speculators?
    That we just witnessed (2000-2008) the largest transfer of wealth in history to Mideast thug states, based on a rigged oil price?
    That it happened while Bush (kissyface with Saudi sheiks) was prezzy?
    A real question: Does Bush answer first to the Saudi throne or the people of America? Based on his actions and policies and social friends, I can’t tell.

    Comment by benny "peak demand" cole | October 10, 2008

  203. Oil dumping hard, hard, hard.
    Down below $80, even lower on the Brent.
    Half of the peak, and the year is not over.
    Is there anyone left at all who does not know the price of oil is set by speculators?
    That we just witnessed (2000-2008) the largest transfer of wealth in history to Mideast thug states, based on a rigged oil price?
    That it happened while Bush (kissyface with Saudi sheiks) was prezzy?
    A real question: Does Bush answer first to the Saudi throne or the people of America? Based on his actions and policies and social friends, I can’t tell.

    Comment by benny "peak demand" cole | October 10, 2008

  204. Oil dumping hard, hard, hard.
    Down below $80, even lower on the Brent.
    Half of the peak, and the year is not over.
    Is there anyone left at all who does not know the price of oil is set by speculators?
    That we just witnessed (2000-2008) the largest transfer of wealth in history to Mideast thug states, based on a rigged oil price?
    That it happened while Bush (kissyface with Saudi sheiks) was prezzy?
    A real question: Does Bush answer first to the Saudi throne or the people of America? Based on his actions and policies and social friends, I can’t tell.

    Comment by benny "peak demand" cole | October 10, 2008

  205. Oil dumping hard, hard, hard.
    Down below $80, even lower on the Brent.
    Half of the peak, and the year is not over.
    Is there anyone left at all who does not know the price of oil is set by speculators?
    That we just witnessed (2000-2008) the largest transfer of wealth in history to Mideast thug states, based on a rigged oil price?
    That it happened while Bush (kissyface with Saudi sheiks) was prezzy?
    A real question: Does Bush answer first to the Saudi throne or the people of America? Based on his actions and policies and social friends, I can’t tell.

    Comment by benny "peak demand" cole | October 10, 2008

  206. Oil dumping hard, hard, hard.
    Down below $80, even lower on the Brent.
    Half of the peak, and the year is not over.
    Is there anyone left at all who does not know the price of oil is set by speculators?
    That we just witnessed (2000-2008) the largest transfer of wealth in history to Mideast thug states, based on a rigged oil price?
    That it happened while Bush (kissyface with Saudi sheiks) was prezzy?
    A real question: Does Bush answer first to the Saudi throne or the people of America? Based on his actions and policies and social friends, I can’t tell.

    Comment by benny "peak demand" cole | October 10, 2008

  207. Oil dumping hard, hard, hard.
    Down below $80, even lower on the Brent.
    Half of the peak, and the year is not over.
    Is there anyone left at all who does not know the price of oil is set by speculators?
    That we just witnessed (2000-2008) the largest transfer of wealth in history to Mideast thug states, based on a rigged oil price?
    That it happened while Bush (kissyface with Saudi sheiks) was prezzy?
    A real question: Does Bush answer first to the Saudi throne or the people of America? Based on his actions and policies and social friends, I can’t tell.

    Comment by benny "peak demand" cole | October 10, 2008

  208. Oil dumping hard, hard, hard.
    Down below $80, even lower on the Brent.
    Half of the peak, and the year is not over.
    Is there anyone left at all who does not know the price of oil is set by speculators?
    That we just witnessed (2000-2008) the largest transfer of wealth in history to Mideast thug states, based on a rigged oil price?
    That it happened while Bush (kissyface with Saudi sheiks) was prezzy?
    A real question: Does Bush answer first to the Saudi throne or the people of America? Based on his actions and policies and social friends, I can’t tell.

    Comment by benny "peak demand" cole | October 10, 2008

  209. Oil dumping hard, hard, hard.
    Down below $80, even lower on the Brent.
    Half of the peak, and the year is not over.
    Is there anyone left at all who does not know the price of oil is set by speculators?
    That we just witnessed (2000-2008) the largest transfer of wealth in history to Mideast thug states, based on a rigged oil price?
    That it happened while Bush (kissyface with Saudi sheiks) was prezzy?
    A real question: Does Bush answer first to the Saudi throne or the people of America? Based on his actions and policies and social friends, I can’t tell.

    Comment by benny "peak demand" cole | October 10, 2008

  210. Oil dumping hard, hard, hard. Down below $80, even lower on the Brent.Half of the peak, and the year is not over.Is there anyone left at all who does not know the price of oil is set by speculators?That we just witnessed (2000-2008) the largest transfer of wealth in history to Mideast thug states, based on a rigged oil price?That it happened while Bush (kissyface with Saudi sheiks) was prezzy?A real question: Does Bush answer first to the Saudi throne or the people of America? Based on his actions and policies and social friends, I can’t tell.

    Comment by benny "peak demand" cole | October 10, 2008

  211. The Volt, a $40,000 science project, with good looks, is dead in the water.

    Why do you say that?

    Comment by Anonymous | October 10, 2008

  212. The Volt, a $40,000 science project, with good looks, is dead in the water.

    Why do you say that?

    Comment by Anonymous | October 10, 2008

  213. The Volt, a $40,000 science project, with good looks, is dead in the water.

    Why do you say that?

    Comment by Anonymous | October 10, 2008

  214. The Volt, a $40,000 science project, with good looks, is dead in the water.

    Why do you say that?

    Comment by Anonymous | October 10, 2008

  215. The Volt, a $40,000 science project, with good looks, is dead in the water.

    Why do you say that?

    Comment by Anonymous | October 10, 2008

  216. The Volt, a $40,000 science project, with good looks, is dead in the water.

    Why do you say that?

    Comment by Anonymous | October 10, 2008

  217. The Volt, a $40,000 science project, with good looks, is dead in the water.

    Why do you say that?

    Comment by Anonymous | October 10, 2008

  218. The Volt, a $40,000 science project, with good looks, is dead in the water.

    Why do you say that?

    Comment by Anonymous | October 10, 2008

  219. The Volt, a $40,000 science project, with good looks, is dead in the water.

    Why do you say that?

    Comment by Anonymous | October 10, 2008

  220. The Volt, a $40,000 science project, with good looks, is dead in the water.Why do you say that?

    Comment by Anonymous | October 10, 2008

  221. I bet the Volt does well in Europe. Even at 40MPG,someone driving 20,000 miles a year is spending $4000 annually on gas if it’s $8 a gallon. The Volt would pay for itself in 10 years.

    Comment by Maury | October 11, 2008

  222. I bet the Volt does well in Europe. Even at 40MPG,someone driving 20,000 miles a year is spending $4000 annually on gas if it’s $8 a gallon. The Volt would pay for itself in 10 years.

    Comment by Maury | October 11, 2008

  223. I bet the Volt does well in Europe. Even at 40MPG,someone driving 20,000 miles a year is spending $4000 annually on gas if it’s $8 a gallon. The Volt would pay for itself in 10 years.

    Comment by Maury | October 11, 2008

  224. I bet the Volt does well in Europe. Even at 40MPG,someone driving 20,000 miles a year is spending $4000 annually on gas if it’s $8 a gallon. The Volt would pay for itself in 10 years.

    Comment by Maury | October 11, 2008

  225. I bet the Volt does well in Europe. Even at 40MPG,someone driving 20,000 miles a year is spending $4000 annually on gas if it’s $8 a gallon. The Volt would pay for itself in 10 years.

    Comment by Maury | October 11, 2008

  226. I bet the Volt does well in Europe. Even at 40MPG,someone driving 20,000 miles a year is spending $4000 annually on gas if it’s $8 a gallon. The Volt would pay for itself in 10 years.

    Comment by Maury | October 11, 2008

  227. I bet the Volt does well in Europe. Even at 40MPG,someone driving 20,000 miles a year is spending $4000 annually on gas if it’s $8 a gallon. The Volt would pay for itself in 10 years.

    Comment by Maury | October 11, 2008

  228. I bet the Volt does well in Europe. Even at 40MPG,someone driving 20,000 miles a year is spending $4000 annually on gas if it’s $8 a gallon. The Volt would pay for itself in 10 years.

    Comment by Maury | October 11, 2008

  229. I bet the Volt does well in Europe. Even at 40MPG,someone driving 20,000 miles a year is spending $4000 annually on gas if it’s $8 a gallon. The Volt would pay for itself in 10 years.

    Comment by Maury | October 11, 2008

  230. I bet the Volt does well in Europe. Even at 40MPG,someone driving 20,000 miles a year is spending $4000 annually on gas if it’s $8 a gallon. The Volt would pay for itself in 10 years.

    Comment by Maury | October 11, 2008

  231. how many miles a year does a car in Europe get driven, on average?

    Comment by clee | October 11, 2008

  232. how many miles a year does a car in Europe get driven, on average?

    Comment by clee | October 11, 2008

  233. how many miles a year does a car in Europe get driven, on average?

    Comment by clee | October 11, 2008

  234. how many miles a year does a car in Europe get driven, on average?

    Comment by clee | October 11, 2008

  235. how many miles a year does a car in Europe get driven, on average?

    Comment by clee | October 11, 2008

  236. how many miles a year does a car in Europe get driven, on average?

    Comment by clee | October 11, 2008

  237. how many miles a year does a car in Europe get driven, on average?

    Comment by clee | October 11, 2008

  238. how many miles a year does a car in Europe get driven, on average?

    Comment by clee | October 11, 2008

  239. how many miles a year does a car in Europe get driven, on average?

    Comment by clee | October 11, 2008

  240. how many miles a year does a car in Europe get driven, on average?

    Comment by clee | October 11, 2008

  241. I found one number. Apparently the average UK driver travels 9,200 miles in a year.
    http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/08/fuel-economy-efficiency-gas-oil-uk-usa.php

    So 20 years to pay for the Volt, not including the cost of the electricity.

    Comment by clee | October 11, 2008

  242. I found one number. Apparently the average UK driver travels 9,200 miles in a year.
    http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/08/fuel-economy-efficiency-gas-oil-uk-usa.php

    So 20 years to pay for the Volt, not including the cost of the electricity.

    Comment by clee | October 11, 2008

  243. I found one number. Apparently the average UK driver travels 9,200 miles in a year.
    http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/08/fuel-economy-efficiency-gas-oil-uk-usa.php

    So 20 years to pay for the Volt, not including the cost of the electricity.

    Comment by clee | October 11, 2008

  244. I found one number. Apparently the average UK driver travels 9,200 miles in a year.
    http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/08/fuel-economy-efficiency-gas-oil-uk-usa.php

    So 20 years to pay for the Volt, not including the cost of the electricity.

    Comment by clee | October 11, 2008

  245. I found one number. Apparently the average UK driver travels 9,200 miles in a year.
    http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/08/fuel-economy-efficiency-gas-oil-uk-usa.php

    So 20 years to pay for the Volt, not including the cost of the electricity.

    Comment by clee | October 11, 2008

  246. I found one number. Apparently the average UK driver travels 9,200 miles in a year.
    http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/08/fuel-economy-efficiency-gas-oil-uk-usa.php

    So 20 years to pay for the Volt, not including the cost of the electricity.

    Comment by clee | October 11, 2008

  247. I found one number. Apparently the average UK driver travels 9,200 miles in a year.
    http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/08/fuel-economy-efficiency-gas-oil-uk-usa.php

    So 20 years to pay for the Volt, not including the cost of the electricity.

    Comment by clee | October 11, 2008

  248. I found one number. Apparently the average UK driver travels 9,200 miles in a year.
    http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/08/fuel-economy-efficiency-gas-oil-uk-usa.php

    So 20 years to pay for the Volt, not including the cost of the electricity.

    Comment by clee | October 11, 2008

  249. I found one number. Apparently the average UK driver travels 9,200 miles in a year.
    http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/08/fuel-economy-efficiency-gas-oil-uk-usa.php

    So 20 years to pay for the Volt, not including the cost of the electricity.

    Comment by clee | October 11, 2008

  250. I found one number. Apparently the average UK driver travels 9,200 miles in a year.http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/08/fuel-economy-efficiency-gas-oil-uk-usa.phpSo 20 years to pay for the Volt, not including the cost of the electricity.

    Comment by clee | October 11, 2008

  251. The “Future of Oil?”

    As a feedstock from which to make all kinds of wonderful things.

    Comment by Hawkshaw | October 13, 2008

  252. The “Future of Oil?”

    As a feedstock from which to make all kinds of wonderful things.

    Comment by Hawkshaw | October 13, 2008

  253. The “Future of Oil?”

    As a feedstock from which to make all kinds of wonderful things.

    Comment by Hawkshaw | October 13, 2008

  254. The “Future of Oil?”

    As a feedstock from which to make all kinds of wonderful things.

    Comment by Hawkshaw | October 13, 2008

  255. The “Future of Oil?”

    As a feedstock from which to make all kinds of wonderful things.

    Comment by Hawkshaw | October 13, 2008

  256. The “Future of Oil?”

    As a feedstock from which to make all kinds of wonderful things.

    Comment by Hawkshaw | October 13, 2008

  257. The “Future of Oil?”

    As a feedstock from which to make all kinds of wonderful things.

    Comment by Hawkshaw | October 13, 2008

  258. The “Future of Oil?”

    As a feedstock from which to make all kinds of wonderful things.

    Comment by Hawkshaw | October 13, 2008

  259. The “Future of Oil?”

    As a feedstock from which to make all kinds of wonderful things.

    Comment by Hawkshaw | October 13, 2008

  260. The “Future of Oil?”As a feedstock from which to make all kinds of wonderful things.

    Comment by Hawkshaw | October 13, 2008


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