Ya'll keep buying the gas guzzling SUV's and demanding all that oil. I work
for a company that supports the oil companies. The more they drill for the
more they need my services.
As far as the tree huggin' is concerned, give-it-a-break. In the twenty
years I have worked in this industry, I've seen more oil left on the ground
by a LBC than what is left behind by an oil company after they drill a well.
Let's talk about cars!!!!!!!!!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Howard Winkler" <email@example.com>
To: "Triumph Internet Mail List." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2003 1:44 PM
Subject: $3 Gallon gas
> First this is a hot political issue and I don't think that this is the
forum for it. THAT SAID, I cannot sit by and listen to the simplistic
statements that I see regarding this issue.
> I agree that SUV's guzzle an inordinate amount of gas - I think the
solution is to get the manufacterers to build more efficient engines. I do
not think you should prevent or penalize people from buying them. I'm old
enough to remember when two seater sportscars were considered to be death
traps. There were people who wanted to prevent their sale on the grounds
that they were just too dangerous.
> I'm not an oil man or engineer but everything I've read leads me to
conclude that there is not nearly enough oil up in Alaska to warrant the
desecration of pristine wilderness. Would you consider dismantling a showcar
in order to get some nuts and bolts that you need?
> For those who would say it's only a pipeline, consider this. A thin
scratch across The Mona Lisa.
> Finally, I am one of those people who believe that the US will have all
the oil it needs - sold to us by the Arab states, Venezuala, and Russia.
Here's a question for you to ponder. Why is it that OPEC cannot get together
and simply raise oil prices. Although at first glance it seems that it would
be in all of their interests, in reality it's not. Some OPEC countries have
relatively small amounts of oil others have vast amounts and it is this
disparity that keeps individual countries from agreeing upon constantly
higher oil prices.
> Those countries that don't have much, want to get the highest prices for
their oil while they still have some. Those countries that have huge oil
reserves are afraid that as oil prices go higher, more money will go to
developing an alternative to oil, a reasonable fear. If one is found, they
lose untold amounts of money, and so it is in their interests to keep the
prices from constantly rising.
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