Archive for February, 2010

How long does it take for price of crude oil on a specific day to reflect the price at the pump?

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

trying to figure out when is the best time to get gas using recent crude oil price

Mineral rights question; for home owners; the “Do’s & Don’t”.?

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Where can I find good, free, information about giving permission to oil & gas drilling company to dill under my property. I did this 3 yrs. ago. along with everyone in the collective neighborhood pool. Some have been getting very good checks now. Some of us are getting nothing (me). What does a little home […]

What is the efficiency of refining petroleum?

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Not the drilling or transportation of oil. Just from the coking process and related refining energy losses. I’m looking for the exact percentage of energy loss. I doubt the efficiency is anything about 33% please show any proff or references. Again I am looking for the energy efficiency of refining oil into gas… a percentage […]

Officer searched my friend on my land, no consent, Was it legal?

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

My friend was over at my house late. At around 3:00 AM he went outside to smoke a cigarette, he was sitting on the back of his car, and a cop pulls up, turns the lights on, pulls his firearm and aims it at him, yells at him to get on the ground, puts him […]

Natural Gas Prices… Please Help!?

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

I am thinking of renting a house that has gas for the heat… it has a 150 gallon tank. How much will it cost to fill it up and how long will it last? It is a 2 bedroom 1 bath. I think the only thing that runs off of the gas is the heat. […]

I need general oil & gas questions answered about oil comapany wanting to lease my residentual mineral rights.

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

How would I know, as a novis, if I am getting a good deal or scamed by by drilling companies. Some want to lease my mineral rights but don’t explain how or who pays me my due royalty potentials or how its paid, or when? What are the advantages of one offer over another? I […]

What is the life-cycle cost of petroleum products, well-to-station?

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

What is the total life-cycle cost of bringing petroleum products from the Mddle East to the average American gas station? How much fuel is required to transport and refine crude oil?

Which one do you think could be the best substitute for crude oil?

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

Bio Fuel Hydrogen Energy Cold Fusion…. Which do you think could be the best substitute for crude oil ? Or any other idea you have ?

Who do you think has more power – the Oil Barons or us the public in determining Oil price?

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

Do we as masses have power to change the laws of demand and supply? Can we thwart the schemes of OIL barons who are trying to increase their profits to millions of dollars a day by squeezing every nickel and dime out of middle class folk who are struggling to make a daily living ? […]

Who are the 3 largest owners of land & properties in the world?

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

I know that the catholic church& Mcdonalds are the biggest, is that right?>

Help with my Petroleum Engineering Project, Please?

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

I need to find a website/database with real oil/gas well drilling information including, drill bit type, size, drill pipe size, casing info, drilling fluid used, geologic information, and the well has to be at least 9000 ft. deep. I just need a website with all this information. I’ve searched geologic survey websites but can’t find […]

Which petroleum engineering colleges do oil companies recruit from?

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

I am trying to choose which universities I should apply for. But it’s important for me to know which petroleum engineering colleges do Oil companies prioritize when recruiting. Thanks. I am most interested in companies that work internationally.

Can you deduct taxes for Water right which is required in the State of Utah if I paid Cash for it?

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

Utah has water right if purchasing land up a mountain when there is no city water or electricity and you can get water only thru this water right which is a spring up the mountain or (well) that someone else owns therefore making me owner of that water well..

Which stocks or ETFs are linked to the price of gold?

Friday, February 19th, 2010

I know that the stocks/ETFs UNG and GAZ are tied into the price of natural gas but supposing I have a stock trading account but no commodities like forex, gold, oil etc. Is there a way I can bet on the price of gold and the price of oil through a stock rather than having […]

Why has the decision on whether or not to place the polar bear as endangered once again been delayed?

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Why has the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service delayed (again!) the decision whether or not to place the polar bear as endangered? When will the final decision be made? After the sell-off of leases for oil and gas drilling is complete? Or after January 20 of next year? Or never? There has already been plenty […]

How long does it take for petroleum based plastics to biodegrade?

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Petroleum based plastic versus corn-based plastic

Have you noticed the Oil Price increase now that the Economy has started to recover?

Friday, February 19th, 2010

I guess the Oil Companies will stick it to us as much as they can. We really need to get off of our dependence on oil.

Would you buy a home with window units in Houston?

Friday, February 19th, 2010

The home was built in the 40s and has no duct work. The current owner has window units to cool ~1500 sq ft; however, the price is right & it has the land I want.

We’ve almost tripled land-based oil & gas rigs in the U.S. since 2002. Why did prices still rise? Demand?

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

This from an article on U.S. Oilfield Deaths: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080911/ap_on_re_us/oilfield_deaths;_ylt=Aut7FWxCweTuflAVBY9AtV9H2ocA "A dramatic increase in drilling, spurred by record-breaking oil and natural gas prices. The number of workers in oil and gas jobs shot up from 290,000 in 2002 to 428,000 in 2007. In July 2002, 740 land-based oil and gas rigs were operating in the United […]

How Do You Bet on Light Sweet Crude Oil Crash?

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

If a person thinks oil is overpriced being that we are maybe going into a recession and people won’t be driving or flying as much, how do you place a bet? (Light Sweet Crude is such a cool phrase. Couldn’t resist using it in the title)

Why does the Federal Government not require that the vehicles that it buys be able to run on natural gas?

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Honda produces an automobile that runs on both natural gas and gasoline. It just takes the flip of a switch on the dashboard to convert it from one fuel to the other. Ford produced a Crown Victoria Sedan that could run on both natural gas or gasoline. There was a switch on the dashboard to […]

Is it better to have fixed heating oil price?

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Petro offers a one year service with a choice of having heating oil fixed at .939 per gallon or one that fluctuates and is currently 2.779 but has a ceiling of 3.109 and can’t get higher? Which will be better?

Petroleum?

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Why is it an important source of fuel?

Who is responsible for land survey in US? Seller or buyer?

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

I own some property that adjoins my brother’s property. He’s trying to sell his land now. He keeps saying that he "thinks" the line is here, this corner’s there, etc. He says that no survey is required, since there is a property description on file in the courthouse. Brother insists that he’s not laying out […]

Are goat-pulled carts green enough for Obama? Or do they fart too much? He's drying up ALL our oil!!?

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Obama is shelving a plan announced in the final days of the Bush presidency to open much of the U.S. coast to oil and gas drilling, including 130 million acres off California’s shores from Mendocino to San Diego. Obama’s Interior Secretary Ken Salazar put the plan on hold Tuesday while his agency conducts a 180-day […]