Archive for April, 2010

What is released into the atmosphere when petroleum (gasoline) evaporates without combustion?

Friday, April 30th, 2010

How does this compare to petrol that has been burned in an internal combustion engine, with the emissions processed by a catalytic converter?

Why have the Democrats rejected a plan to open U.S. waters to more oil exploration?

Friday, April 30th, 2010

This happened today when oil and natural gas prices are skyrocketing and China is drilling off the coast of Florida with Cuba !

What do you think about the Interior Department's designation of the polar bear as threatened?

Friday, April 30th, 2010

The designation was granted because the species is threatened with extinction because of shrinking sea ice. This makes it the first creature added to the endangered species list primarily because of global warming. But the department also issued special rules designed to exempt from the law offshore oil and gas drilling in prime polar bear […]

…. Silly dog owner…..?

Friday, April 30th, 2010

I was at an acquaintance’s apartment the other day. She lives on the 21st floor, and has a balcony. The kind with slats below the railing. She had a poodle, a really noisy, annoying, spoilt and stupid thing. So we were playing with the dog in the living room, and i rolled a tennis ball […]

Can I make homemade chap stick with out wax or Vaseline/petroleum jelly?

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

I don’t have beeswax and I just want to make this from house hold items I really HAVE. I don’t want to use Vaseline or petroleum jelly because I am bored and want to do this to take up time, not because I need chap stick.

Say what? Palin pipeline?

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

The pipeline Palin is backing and trying to get build…. "This spring, the state of Alaska announced that it would sue the US Fish and Wildlife Service to block the addition to the endangered species list of Alaska’s polar bears—which, if their habitat were protected, might pose an obstacle to the pipeline and other development. […]

The price of Oil decreased from $76 to $70 per Barrel. What is the percentage change in the oil prices?

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

can you own running water?

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

I live on a lake and have lake front property . One of my neighbors paid for the rights to the dam controlling the water flow. Can he tell the rest of the land owners what we can and can not do?

What price do you think crude oil will be just before the November election?

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Can you defend why you think crude oil will be a certain price? Also, any thoughts on the price of gold, especially if crude continues to fall?

How is petroleum a fossil fuel when most petroleum occurs at 10,000 feet deeper than the deepest fossil found?

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Oil is being found all over Atlantic oceanic basins and may soon be discovered in other ocean areas around the world. Also, some of the oil wells in Pennsylvania, capped at the end of their production lifetimes, have once again accumulated oil.

Should we keep BOBBY JINDAL out of the White house?

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

His positions: Abortion and stem cell research Jindal has a 100% pro-life voting record according to the National Right to Life Committee.[33] He does not condemn medical procedures meant to save the life of a pregnant woman that would indirectly cause the termination of the pregnancy.[34][35] In 2003 Jindal was reported to have stated that […]

Oil / Gas price reduction proposal?

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

On a daily basis we see the US government, willingly giving away billions of our hard earned tax dollars to countries and or organizations around the world. Why not give a little of our hard earned tax dollars to a worthy cause? Reduce public transportation fuel costs! 1st) Why not create a little contest of […]

If the US ratifies the Indigenous People's Rights charter like the rest of the United Nations, would America..?

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

…legally belong to it’s rightful owners again at last? 150 other nations have signed. Would it be too difficult for us as a nation as most of us occupy seized land?

Why does OPEC want to reduce petroleum output although the gasoline price is still high?

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

OPEC(Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) export most of our gasoline in our nation. Although the crude oil price is still around U.00,they’re planning to cut output to prevent further drop of gasoline prices.Is this act selfish or what?

Can anyone help me with these density problems!?

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

5) The least dense liquid known to the author is liquid hydrogen, which at its normal boiling point, 20 K, had a density of 0.071g/cm^3. Liquid helium also has a very low density, about .125g/cm^3 (at 4 K). Excluding these remarkable materials, make a list of liquids which at 1 atm can exist at densities […]

The price of oil decreased from $76 per barrel to $70 per barrel. What is the percentage change in oil prices?

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Is Obama the best first-year president on the environment in US history?

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Carl Pope, National Executive Director of the Sierra Club thinks so. "This is by far the best first year on the environment of any president in history, including Teddy Roosevelt". His accomplishments: Increased gas mileage standards for cars and light trucks 40 percent, from today’s 25 mpg to 35 mpg by 2016. Blocked Bush administration […]

Can a car run on chicken grease instead of petroleum?

Monday, April 26th, 2010

I’ve heard that a car can be converted to run on chicken grease and a small amount of oil by installing a conversion kit. Is this true?

Should reparations be made to former slave owners?

Monday, April 26th, 2010

…. they did have legal possession of them. Seems to make more sense to me to make reparations from those who actually were robbed than the slaves who were rightfully owned. Not saying slavery was right, just that by abolishing it, the government effectively seized their property. What if the government abolishes private land ownership, […]

I need prices for gas water heaters from big stores that get the tax credit?

Monday, April 26th, 2010

I am going to be buying a new water heater next month and I’m trying to find prices at major stores (Sears, Home Depot, Lowes, etc) for natural gas water heaters that qualify for the tax credit (Energy Factor >0.82 OR a thermal efficiency of at least 90%.) I want to see how much more […]

how does fractional distilation work using crude oil?

Monday, April 26th, 2010

what happens once the crude oil is heated and then turns into gas. Please could uoy tell me step by step on how it works much appreciated, thanks

Is Obama's caving in to "Drill Baby Drill" yet another sign he may be soon switching Parties to the GOP?

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

President Obama proposed yesterday a sweeping plan to allow for offshore oil and natural gas drilling along much of the Atlantic coastline, the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the north coast of Alaska. Environmental groups and many politicians from coastal states have opposed expanded offshore drilling, citing the environmental risks associated with spills. Under Obama’s […]

What is the different between chemical and petroleum engineering?

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

i dont know which one to do?/ which one is the best?

Can't Americans themselves bring down the price of gas by curbing their consumption?

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

It’s simple economics. If you refuse to buy something, or (in this case) if you buy less of it, the seller will cut the price in order to entice you to buy more. Which means that the American consumer can force down the price of oil by reducing their use, through carpooling, ride-sharing, increased use […]

hi.. just found out waste water from a septic tank is draining on my property and drain pipes are on my land?

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

are the owners of the poperty responsible for this? have always had moisture and water on my lower driveway.. was going to re-gravel my drivaway and regrade and make a little bit wider.. the pipes were in a embankment next to my drive way.. found them while using a bobcat.. the 2 adjoining properties used […]