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Re: buying gasoline

To: Randall Young <ryoung@navcomtech.com>, fot@autox.team.net
Subject: Re: buying gasoline
From: Don Elliott <58tr3a@videotron.ca>
Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2005 12:52:21 -0500
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Reply-to: Don Elliott <58tr3a@videotron.ca>
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I read recently that the major supplier of crude oil for the US market for gasoline is Canada. You buy more from us up here (mostly from Alberta) than from the Saudis or any other single country.

Don Elliott, 1958 TR3A, Montreal, Canada

----- Original Message ----- From: "Randall Young" <ryoung@navcomtech.com>
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Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 11:45 AM
Subject: RE: buying gasoline

Silly stuff. the much bigger problem looms--we probably hit "peak oil" in
the next two years, when worldwide demand always exceeds supply.
It's going to be messy
Yeah, we might even have to start burning American oil instead of exporting
it !

SoCA is floating on oil, the place fairly bristles with wells. There's a
sizeable area near where I am, where the land was literally sinking from all
the oil they were pumping out (until they starting pumping seawater back in,
to keep the pressure up). And even with all the idle wells, we produce more
than we use ... but still import middle eastern oil.

Kinda reminds me of the gasoline "shortages" of the late 70s & early 80s,
when the stations were closed and you couldn't buy gas ... but there was a
steady stream of trucks carrying refined gasoline over the border into

Or the early 70s, the first "gas crisis" when the oil companies broke the
price controls by claiming there wasn't enough gas ... there were literally
miles of tanker trucks lined up waiting to unload but they couldn't, because
the tank farms were all full ...

OPEC aren't the only ones 'gaming' crude oil prices.


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