Archive for January, 2011

What do you think of petroleum technology?

Monday, January 31st, 2011

I would like to know the opinion of those who know of petroleum engineering technology? What were some things that gave you trouble during school or at work? Any suggestions or things to look out for during school or at work. What was your hardest course or task. PS. Thumbs up to every related answer […]

Where & how do roughnecks & roustabouts eat when they're working the rigs in the field?

Monday, January 31st, 2011

I’m curious what the process is. I live in So. Texas where there’s been the recent explosion in oil and gas exploration and drilling and I was just curious if these rig workers are responsible for their own meals (do they bring their lunches?) Most of the rigs around here are in remote rural locations […]

Cons tell me this – If the price of oil is at record highs, why is the price of gas not at record highs also?

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Your talk gods preach that oil companies are above the political fray and that record profits for the oil industry are good for the country. So, why is the price of gas not skyrocketing? Could it be that it is because there is an election coming up?

do we have to give right-of-way?

Monday, January 31st, 2011

we are trying to sell a home we have owned for 60 years. Several different people have owned the house next door with no legal right of way across our land to theirs. We have never stopped them from usung our driveway, though. Now we are selling, even signed the papers- when the current owner […]

How do I make petroleum based fexable foam? What are the ingerdients and where can I get them?

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Why can't we use the floating crude oil of the BP oil spill?

Monday, January 31st, 2011

BP has all that oil floating off the Gulf of Mexico, why is it going to waste? Isn’t there a way for oil companies to use this wasted oil? Couldn’t the oil be separated from water?

Should I purchase a used 1999 Honda Civic GX NPV?

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

I recently became intrigued by natural gas vehicles due to the fact that I live in California and commute 100 miles per day. The GX will allow me to ride in the carpool lane and save me about 30 minutes a day on average. I was just wanting some input as this car is an […]

Why do the Democrats want to keep America dependent on foreign oil .?

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

It is the fault of the Dems that we cannot drill in our backyard when we have so much oil , oil shale and natural gas . We could be off foreign oil in less than five years if allowed to drill off the coasts and Alaska, plus be allowed to remove the oil shale […]

Is this still a free country?

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

What happened to my right to smoke?The state taxes the hell out of me,and now they want to tell me when I can or can’t smoke.I understand some people don’t smoke and don’t wanna be around it.I belive the owner of the restraunt or store should decide about smoking inside.A sign that says we allow […]

How exactly is petroleum formed?

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

i’ve been looking around and i know about coal and all that stuff, but is there any difference in the formation of petroleum and coal, besides their height in the earth’s crust?

Do you think I am wrong or right on my thoughts?

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

I believe we need to get off of oil not only because of the environment but also because of nation security. We are financing our enemies. I have no problem with increasing tax on gasoline but it must be done slowly in order to allow people time to adjust and it must apply to everyone […]

Why is the price of oil going down?

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

Don’t tell me it is because we e driving less. Big, but miniscule compared to overall world consumption.One excuse is the stockpile of oil has become big but I do not believe the production rate has suddenly changed and pushed the storage tanks full. Explanation, please.

How to fix a laminate countertop corner ding?

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

I have an island where my stovetopand whatnot are when I was drying off a broiling pan it slipped out of my hands and the edge of the pan landed right on the edge of the countertop and took a bb size chunk out of it. I just moved into this house and dont want […]

If abiotic methane exists on other planets, why can't abiotic petroleum exist on Earth?

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

Scientists believe there are lakes of methane on Titan, one of the moons of Saturn. Methane makes up more than 1% of the atmosphere of Neptune and Uranus. Mars has methane vents that regularly discharge clouds of methane into the atmosphere. Why then is it so hard to believe that petroleum has an abiotic source […]

Is Stephen Harper Really Cutting Transit Prices?

Friday, January 28th, 2011

If gas prices are so high & many prople would get out of their cars into public transit. Tell that to the comuters from Toronto who drive over 2 hours to get to work. Smog is everywhere in the greater Toronto. & everyone should carpool, walk, bike or take local transit. That’s maye the reason […]

whats worse? blood diamonds or blood oil?

Friday, January 28th, 2011

the media, the entertainers, the government sanctions(ie kimberly certification amongst others) to stop the trade of blood diamonds from africa? yet nobody seems to mind the blood that the american people and the middle eastern people have to shed so everyone can use petroleum. that’s probably because petroleum is connected to gas, oil, plastics, manufacturing, […]

In a crude oil tanker, does Deadweight tons include weight of ship or only weight of the cargo?

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Also, in, say, a Very Large Crude Carrier, approximately how much will the vessel weigh with and without fuel and how much will the cargo weigh? I’m more interested in the approximate percentages of the total rather than absolute weights, unless you can supply typical weights for each.

The name of the company or organization which monitors the strategic petroleum reserve of the United states?

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Can anyone name the private organization which looks after the strategic petroleum reserves of the US?? I am a supply chain engineer and forgot the name of the organization?? Thanx in advance

Can they legally kick us off the gravel bar?

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Okay, so this past weekend we went camping at a creek on a county road. We set up on a gravel bar next to the water about 2:00 pm. We swam all day, played with the dogs and kids and then at 9:30 a county sheriff pulled up and said that the owner of the […]

President Bush was quoted…?

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

"We can help alleviate shortages by drilling for oil and gas in our own country, something I’ve been advocating ever since I’ve been the president. I’ve been reminding our people that we can do so in environmentally friendly ways," he said. "And yet the Congress, the Democratically controlled Congress now has refused to budge. It […]

As the price of oil goes down, will the price of other things go down as well?

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

We started paying more for electricity, gas and all food stuffs because of the price of fuel. Is it reasonable to expect these prices to come back down, now that gas is coming down?

Where can i find a map(s) showing the locations of petroleum in canada and the united states?

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

I dont know extcly whats wrong with my teachers but they simply dumped a bucnch of directons on me and didnt bother to in any way help out. any way please tell me where i can find a map(s) showing the locations of petroleum in canada and the united states? this is or a very […]

Can the state of Missouri take land from the owner of where Schwagstock took place and then develop?

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

the 350 acres of forest right next to Mark Twain National Forest? Should they be allowed to keep it? If they are should the land be sold to business owners, or be added onto Mark Twain National Forest? Which would you prefer the land go towards if it goes anywhere? Land development and business, or […]

So, what exactly is driving gas prices down so quickly anyways?

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Not to long ago, I was shelling out .80/gallon at the pump. Now, as of today, the prices in my town have reached a low of .47/gallon. That is a HUGE drop in such a short time. I haven’t been keeping up with the news, as I don’t have TV at home, but I was […]

Should a public official recieve a felony for officiating a Gay Marriage ceremony?

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

The proposal from Republicans in the Lone Star state makes the following claims related to the party’s view of homosexuality: •"We believe that the practice of homosexuality tears at the fabric of society, contributes to the breakdown of the family unit, and leads to the spread of dangerous, communicable diseases." •"Homosexual behavior is contrary to […]