[Vwdiesel] Gas/diesel prices

Tom Krummell tomcat5 at tomsvw.com
Sun May 25 16:33:08 PDT 2008

Nationalizing oil is not the answer; removing some of the silliness
surrounding drilling prohibitions would be a good start.  Oil companies
don't set the prices of crude--OPEC and speculators do.

Reopening existing oil platforms in the Santa Barbara channel is a start.
Pumping from capped wells in the Whittier Hills, Long Beach, San Ardo, Taft
and coastal areas would reduce demand on international sources.  Restricting
Alaskan crude to US consumption points is another consideration.  Oil sands
beneath Alberta and most of North Dakota are waiting, though the technology
to recover petroleum relies on higher price points than the  $20-$40 levels
of the past.

Diesel in Roseville is in the $5.09 to $5.13 range.

Tom Krummell
Roseville, CA

On Sun, May 25, 2008 at 3:57 PM, William J Toensing <toensing at wildblue.net>

> You think your prices are bad? Here in the Grass Valley/Nevada City area,
> the price of regular is well over $4.00 & diesel over $5.00. This morning at
> a Shell station I had to pay $4.199 for regular, the most I have ever paid
> for gas in my life! I think diesel was $5.279 but I didn't look closely as I
> was in a rush, late on my Model A Club outing. $42 to fill up a Model A
> Ford! I think this country (USA) should do like Mexico & Venezuela have
> done. Nationalize Big Oil, especially the oil wells in this country. In
> Venezuela I understand gas is selling for $0.42 cents a gallon! I don't
> recommend our government subside gas that way but sell it at the prevailing
> market & use the profits to subside cars that can get over 50 MPG &
> especially plug in hybrids. I have heard comments that gas will hit $5 or $6
> a gallon this summer & may climb in the near future to $12 a gallon!
> So far, I haven't been able to locate any local restaurant that will give
> away WVO. They all tell me it is already spoken for. If any of you out there
> have a source of WVO, I suggest you start collecting all you can,
> stockpiling it to make into biodiesel, or run as WVO.
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