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 Post subject: Re: Gas prices
PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, '11, 1:47 am 
Wow, I envy you all! My country is a petroleum exporter. Even so, the gas gallon is a whopping US$7,00!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, '11, 2:33 pm 
This is when toiling on a bike, even in winter, is worth it.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas prices
PostPosted: Tue Mar 1, '11, 2:59 am 
Read an interesting article today about a company that claims they can produce fuel another way:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110227/ap_ ... owing_fuel

I don't know if this will work, or not, but it's an interesting conception.

If gas prices continue to get higher and higher then alternative methods may be highly sought after.

Comments or Opinions??


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 1, '11, 1:27 pm 
Pretty amazing where real, legitimate science can go. This may have some promise, if it can work when scaled up a bit. I'd also like to see that peer-reviewed paper the article referred to.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 1, '11, 6:54 pm 
I hope that is successful. It would certainly be a boon to many areas of the industry. Not only could we reduce reliance on petroleum from outside sources, but it could create some new jobs. Someone will have to maintain those facilities and gather up the excreted fuel.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas prices
PostPosted: Tue Mar 1, '11, 10:15 pm 
If they can really do it, it will be great. Though I'm less than excited with alternative energy when talking about prices. Here in Brazil, ethanol is largely used, but when it comes down to pricing, a "curious" effect happens:

Here, many of the newer cars have motors that can be powered either by gas or by ethanol (also by any mixture of these two). Because of the lower mileage of the ethanol, they say it is worthy to refuel with ethanol when the ethanol price is less than 70% of the gas price and that it is worthy to refuel with gas when ethanol price is over 75% of the gas price. "Magically", the price of the ethanol usually ranges from 70% to 75% of the gas price.

Ethanol is renewable, generates less greenhouse gases, is supposed to be cheaper, but they managed to screw up everything.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas prices
PostPosted: Wed Mar 2, '11, 12:16 am 
Yeah, that's something that concerns me with any source of alternate energy. They always say it will be cheaper to produce, but that too often means the same costs for consumers with bigger profit margins for company executives. Those lower production costs don't get passed on the consumer often enough.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas prices
PostPosted: Mon Mar 7, '11, 5:18 am 
We're looking at 3.39 for has here right now..


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 Post subject: Re: Gas prices
PostPosted: Mon Mar 7, '11, 11:18 pm 
This weekend I noticed gas was up to around $3.45 here, and still getting higher every day it seems.

I heard on the radio that the Federal Government might get involved regarding the high gas prices, and also that they are thinking of opening up the gas reserves, etc. to help out.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas prices
PostPosted: Mon Mar 7, '11, 11:29 pm 
It's about $3.39 at the lowest in this area, but some places have gone up to $3.43. About $3.50 seems to be the state average.


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