Archive for January, 2010

Is drilling for more oil a dumb idea?

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Here’s a list someone sent me… poor guy, he doesn’t realize how loaded with fallacies this is… but decide for yourself – and critique his points, so I can send it back to him. Love Jack Let me take just a second to review the top 10 reasons offshore drilling is such a dumb idea: […]

What is the difference between majoring in geology and engineering for petroleum related careers?

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

I’ve read that both geology majors and petro related engineer majors are hired by oil companies for the field. What’s the difference between what geologists and engineers do?

If energy prices skyrocket, will it make sense to dig your own natural gas well in your backyard?

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Just to get enough natural gas to heat your house. I don’t mean a gas company should dig a well in your back yard. I mean does it make sense for you to dig your own, just to get enough gas for your house? How deep would it have to be?

Is Libertarianism a bunch of hogwash?

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Scenario #1. A certain man who lived in a village made many clever trades and accumulated a lot of money by buying low and selling high. He used this money to purchase a strip of land in a circle around the village and began charging toll for people who wanted to travel into or out […]

Chances of working as a Petroleum Engineer in US?

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Hi, What are the chances of working as a petroleum engineer in US or Canada. I mean is there a high demand for them or not? And how many years of oil are left for each of them? Also, i wanna know how much, on average, how does each of the following get: Petroleum Engineer […]

When do we start drilling out own oil?

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

We have enough oil right here in America.. When do we start drilling and increasing the supply so the price would go down on consumers.. This is insane to pay per gallon for gas

Have you noticed how quick the price of oil came down after The Democrats were forced to allow drilling?

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

so you think that it was coincidence that once America was allowed to defend it’s self in the world market by drilling the price of oil dropped like a stone and no drilling has even started yet.

home owners associations the new front on rights violations?

Friday, January 29th, 2010

i have heard numerous things all over the country about home owners associations (hoa’s). i have even heard they can seize your house for various reasons. in my area you are not allowed to paint you house any color without approval and you are not allowed to have an unattached building on your own property. […]

How Is Barack Obama Going To Help Make Gas & Oil Cheaper?

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Can he help lower the prices of Gas & Oil by his first term? What is Mr. Obama‚Äôs plan, and how will he help accomplish lowering the high prices of Gas & Oil? Instead of drilling for our own oil on our own land and offshore why does Obama plan on just getting more and […]

Do you support increasing the American supply of crude oil and natural gas to lower energy prices?

Friday, January 29th, 2010

How much petroleum is really left in the world?

Friday, January 29th, 2010

How long will the existing petroleum supply last our current rate of energy consumption?

guy owns a circus and a lil skinny, scrawny guy comes in asking for a job?

Friday, January 29th, 2010

owner says "what’s yer act" lil guy climbs all the way to the top of the tent, jumps off and starts flapping his arms like mad and flies all around the big top, over the trapeeze and lands right beside the owner… owner says "so all u got is a bird immitation?"

What should I major in petroleum, mechanical or chemical engineering?

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

I’m a senior in high school that does not know what to major in. I really like math (currently taking Calculus B.C) , but my parents won’t let me major in math. The only way I can major in math is if I get a double major in math and engineering. So, my question is […]

Iran launches a couple missiles and the price of oil goes up. Did I miss something in Economics Class?

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

I don’t recall anything in my economic studies about missiles going up being relevant to oil prices going up. Now, maybe if those missiles hit some important targets, well sure it would have an economic effect but these just went up and came down. – By god, come to think of it, North Korea shooting […]

In English law, what is the difference betwee a licence and an easement?

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

If you have a lot of knowledge in this area, the question actually relates specifally to a right of access to neighbouring land granted by deed by the pervious owner to a neighbour. Thanks.

How much petroleum ether is fatal if ingested?

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

If you accidentally swallow some petroleum ether, how much of it could kill you? How much to do permanent damage?

The USS Arizona is still leaking oil. Should we drill it, to help bring down gas prices?

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

There’s maybe 500,000 gallons down there, easily accessible. Why aren’t we allowed to drill it?

i know it comes from crude oil but is gasoline a byproduct of diesel fuel?

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

i know gasoline & diesel are byproducts of crude oil. the question is diesel fuel a byproduct of gasoline.

what is the difference between natural gas and lp?

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

My husband and I are looking to buy a weber and are not sure what the difference in availability and price as well as the quality of heat produced by both natural gas and lp. We have a charcoal weber currently and fathers’ day is fast approaching. Thanks in advance!

what is hindraf? what is their rights? how can they speak so arrogant?

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Hindu’s Rights Action Force (Hindraf) as far as i know has been trying to gain support from internal and outsiders to get involve in Malaysia gov’t. Do they have the rights? aren’t they feel ashamed? by spreading lies. The Hindraf Claims there is an ethnic cleansing against the indian since independence 50 years ago. if […]

How do you get vaseline / petroleum jelly out of a bowl?

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

I have a cold so I put hot water and vicks vaporub in a bowl. However no matter how many times I’ve washed and rinsed the bowl, it’s still extremely greasy from the vicks. How do I get it out??

so if Obama is against taking away the gas tax, and against drilling, and refining, and oil shale processing?

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

What is he "for" exactaly? and that 68 million acres that "could" be drilled is useless in most of the ocean so don’t give me that crap He drives around DC with a cartell of chevy Tahoes and uses more energy in his campaign via bus and plane than I will my whole life!! What […]

Has anyone heard of a guy renting a cow in Chicago to keep his property rights?

Monday, January 25th, 2010

My property law professor told us a story (purported to be true) that some guy had gotten access rights to the Chicago River to water his cow in the 1800’s. The caveat was that he could only keep the property rights as long as he took his cow to the river to drink. Years later, […]

I OWN OIL, GAS AND MINERAL RIGHTS TO 60 ACRES OF LAND IN TEXAS. HOW DO I ATTEMPT TO GET A LEASE?

Monday, January 25th, 2010

THESE RIGHTS ARE OWNED BY 15 RELATIVES AND HAS HAD A PREVIOUS OIL/GAS/MINERAL LEASE FOR FIVE OR SO YEARS BUT WAS NOT DRILLED.

I live in Long Island and currently use oil to heat my home. I am thinking of converting to Natural Gas.?

Monday, January 25th, 2010

What are the benefits of Natural Gas vs. Oil? Are the prices truly less for natural gas vs. oil, even factoring in the cost of converting? Does anyone know of any websites I can go to do find these (and more) answers? Thanks!