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CRUDE AWAKENING: Sci-fi or Near Future?

By the year 2020, computer chips will be distributed by the billions into the environment, including some into our contact lenses.  You’ll blink and be online. Your contact lense will recognize people’s faces, print out their biography, and give you … Continue reading

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CRUDE AWAKENING: Aggressive reform of off-shore drilling gas regulation…what does that mean?

It means stricter regulations…once again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There will now be a decline in domestic output of crude oil this year…Way to go..now that we should be trying to be independent of Middle East oil. Deep water drilling in the Gulf accounts … Continue reading

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CRUDE AWAKENING: Libyan Air Strike and Middle Eastern Oil

Today, a coalition of countries chose to drop missiles on Libya.  Gadhafi is a madman who should be stopped.  But I’m sure lots of you are wondering whether or not this “new war” will affect our reliance on Middle Eastern … Continue reading

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CRUDE AWAKENING: 18. What is crude oil and what does a barrel of crude oil make?

Guest blogger:  Bill – former sales engineer for Chevron Asphalt Crude oil is the rough, unprocessed form of oil.  So, when you pull up to the pump remember this: One barrel of crude oil contains 42 gallons. Out of that … Continue reading

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CRUDE AWAKENINGS:14. Obama financing oil exploration off Brazil

When I’m writing three blogs in one day, I have a lot on my mind. I couldn’t help but be unnerved by Mr. Obama’s visit to the oil slick off the Gulf Coast.  He was briefed 50 minutes before arriving … Continue reading

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CRUDE AWAKENINGS: 13. Using the green cloak of “certification”

It’s an alluring offer:  Plant trees in Panama. Create carbon offsets to help the environment.  Then cut the trees and make lots of money. This is the pitch of SilvaTree.com, a green soaked website adorned with flourishing trees and children … Continue reading

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CRUDE AWAKENING – 2. Uses of Oil in Everyday Life continued:

TRANSPORTATION: Paint, Tires, Gasoline, Jet Fuel, Motorcycle helmets, Oil filters, Car battery cases, Asphalt highways, Anti – freeze, Diesel fuel, Wire-coating, Boats and Seats. THE GARDEN AND YARD: Weed Killer, Insect Killer, Insect Repellent, Awnings, Artificial Turf, Fertilizers, Clothesline, Containers … Continue reading

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