Big Oil’s Last Gasp

There is a book called, “Republican Gomorrah.”  It is a frightening book because it is clear to all of us on the “Clear and Critically Questioning Thinking” that the various Republican operatives who surround James Dobson and his ilk have no consciences and will stop at nothing to enact the “MANDATE” of those who have paid for the governing influence.

They invoke the name of “GOD” for purposes that in actually would shame “Christianity’s Teachings” absolutely.  Hurting, Destroying, Maiming, and Damning all others who either don’t accept their beliefs or don’t acknowledge their power and righteousness.  You can hear statements such as, “He’s not a real Republican,” or “Rino,” referring to members of my Party who would voice a logical counter argument.  I am here to say that this is very frightening.

The example I want to talk about today is Big Oil influences in our local and national government and I predict a large influence in our upcoming 2012 elections.

The facts are that oil threatens the environment, destabilizes nations, and is in dwindling supply.  Oil will not run our world forever, but as we make the transition to a greener economy, we need to be prepared to hear the whining moans and the misleading disinformation messages that will come from the oil industries hired hands.

Our dependence on oil over the years came about less by the political power of the oil industry than the fact that oil itself is a terrific
source of power.  What I am alluding to is that it packs more energy into less space than any other source of energy.

In the Middle East where the easy oil remains most plentiful, producers only need to invest one barrel of oil energy to produce 30 barrels of crude.  A very high ratio of investment to return making it very good source of energy in it’s time of dominance.

Now we are hearing new accolades from the U.S. Oil Industry such as Chevron in Bakersfield California where they are pumping
hot steam underground to melt the tar like heavy oil into a liquid that then can be drawn out and refined.  What is not
being made too aware of or taken into the accounting aspect of using this method are the environmental costs that remain high.  Another marketing news release is one announcing the three trillion barrels of oil in the shale rock located beneath Colorado, Utah and Wyoming alone and this shale rock is also found in a large area covering Canada’s British Columbia.

Oil shale is created when kerogen, the organic precursor to oil and natural, accumulates in rock formations without be subjected to enough heat to be completely cooked into oil.  Engineers have long known how to finish the process by heating the kerogen until it vaporizes, distilling the resulting gas into synthetic crude.  It is this product that is refined into gasoline or other fuels.  I can take it
that even those of us not in the oil industry can figure out that this process is a very expensive way to produce gasoline.

Now to conclude I have to ask what seams to me is a simple, blatant, blaring, and fact that we are even talking about these types of oil extraction methods, denotes the preverbal, “Scrapping The Bottom Of The Barrel,” so to speak for oil.  As I see it from my
perspective, this is truly, “The Last Gasp For Big Oil.”

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4 Responses to “Big Oil’s Last Gasp”

  1. jackjodell53 Says:

    Welcome to wordpress, Engineer of Knowledge!

    Regrettably, big oil won’t simply just go away. It already has its tentacles all over other forms of energy and will continue to exert a stranglehold over American politics for some time to come—just look at the Koch brothers. So unlike its predecessor as the main American industry, the railroad industry, its power and scope may diminish a bit, but I do not expect drastic change.

  2. mudrake Says:

    Great post, Engineer. Glad that you have moved to WordPress.

    You are the type of Republican who I remember all throughout my youth and young adulthood. Sadly, this type of Republican is now quite in the minority as the right-wing lunatics have wrested control. Keep fighting the ‘good fight.’ Engineer. Perhaps when The People see the malice and destruction as well s the corporate links of these right-wingers, they may just throw the bums out!

  3. lacithedog Says:

    Welcome to wordpress!

    It’s not just frightening to you–it should frighten anyone with a brain that the Republican Party has been hijacked by big money.

    But that’s not the end of it since the Democrats have as well.

    There is no reason for the gridlock that faces the US other than it works in the perceived best interests of some wealthy few. That is a misconception since when part of society lives in need and sees their standard of living drop, it effects all segments of society.

    A body riddled with cancer cannot live, likewise, when there is a societal cancer it will work to destroy society.

  4. Dog Gone Says:

    Wonderful post, EoK.

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