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OIL SUPPLY PROBLEMS--Radio Interview w/ Matthew Simmons

jetflyer

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EVERYONE interested in the SUPPLY OF OIL, should listen to MATTHEW SIMMONS talk on JIM PUPLAVA's FINANCIAL SENSE NEWSHOUR on August 6th.


Matthew Simmons was an advisor to the Bush Administration on the Energy Policy. He's a REPUBLICAN, not a left wing wacko.

LISTEN to the program at the site below. His interview was on the SECOND HOUR. Below I've added the links to the audio formats.


http://www.netcastdaily.com/fsnewshour.htm


Select an Audio Format below to listen to Matthew Simmons about OIL SUPPLY Problems:[font=Arial,Helvetica,Verdana]
RealPlayer l WinAmp l Windows Media l mp3

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p.s. Oil supply problems are a big deal for all of us at every airline. Whether you work for Delta, American, United, U.S. Airways, Southwest, Air Tran, Frontier, Alaska, America West, Northwest, Continental, Comair, ASA, Expressjet, Mesaba, Mesa, Chataqua, Pinnacle, Skywest, etc. our jobs will be greatly affected if oil prices go higher than they are even now. Let's hope these guys are wrong!
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So he's a republican huh? Not a left-wing wacko huh?

This alone will cause me to discredit anything he says. Since he's a rightie he will say anything that furthers the agenda of the right to try and pump more and more and more oil out of the ground. Even making up claims that IF WE DON'T DO SOMETHING TOMMOROW WE'LL RUN OUT OF OIL!!!!!!!!!

Please.
 

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Turbodriver,

You've got him completely wrong.

First of all: WE'LL NEVER RUN OUT OF OIL.

He even says that at minute 12.

He says we should try to move to other transportation fuels as SOON AS POSSIBLE.

He thinks we need to work NOW to LEAVE OIL.

Jet
 

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Ok, in that case I agree with him.

Now, how exactly does he propose to do that with mr. oil man in the white house who doesnt want to hear the truth?
 

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I think Bush is trying to do things now to address what he knows is coming in the next 5 years.

In 2001 he was pushing the energy policy. Then 9/11, so now we have an excuse to invade Iraq, with the 3rd highest oil reserves in the world. This also gave us a base of operations to secure the oilfields of the Middle East when these supply problems begin.

I truly believe he thinks he is acting in the best interests of the American people.

Unfortunately Iraq's oil production is down by 1 million barrels a day since we invaded Iraq. Not good! Plus too many of our troops are dying. I think his plan failed.

Now we're back to the energy policy.

Nuclear plants are a good thing, especially the next generation plants. The next generation plants (breeder reactors) create more fuel than they use, and produce no toxic waste that has to be burried in the YUCCA Mountain. There are going to be people disagree with me on nuclear plants. Let's not discuss if they're good or not please. I'm sick of arguing this.

Bush in the future will push CLEAN-coal technologies to gassify coal to make more transportation fuels. He will also push mining the Oil-shale in the U.S. These two solutions are good but cater to lobbying groups and are NOT a LONG term solution.

He wants to push bio-fuels from ethanol(corn) and soy, because the lobbying groups want these. These two bio-fuels are innefective biofuels (suspected to maybe use more energy to produce than they provide) and many other crops are much better, but these two crops have the strongest lobbying groups.

He needs to push Hybrid electric cars with electric plug-in capabilities that allow a car to run for the first 30 miles WITHOUT USING GAS. But the oil companies don't like these cars. One day in the next couple years, the U.S. can't cater to the oil companies or other lobbying groups any more. We're going to have to do what's going to get results.

Wind and solar are long term solutions, but they produce such small amounts of power now, compared to other forms of energy. Hopefully new technology breakthroughs will help these fields.

Until gasoline shortages, nothing productive is going to happen to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. When the shortages begin, America will finally get serious.

Jet
 
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jetflyer said:
I think Bush is trying to do things now to address what he knows is coming in the next 5 years.

Are you kidding?? Bush thinking 5 years down the road, he can't even ride a bicycle without falling off.

The only thing that boy is thinking about is how to line his pockets and the pockets' of his buddies that got him where he is today.
 

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Roscoe Bartlett, Republican Congressman from Maryland just gave a new speech to Congress, broadcast on C-SPAN on July 19, 2005 about COMING OIL SUPPLY PROBLEMS.

Here is the transcript. I highly recommend you all read it:
http://www.xecu.net/thorn/PO/PO-July19-2005.html

April 19th Bartlett gave this speech to congress. This is a good speech to read, with visuals.
http://www.bartlett.house.gov/SupportingFiles/documents/energyspeech.pdf

Roscoe Bartlett met with Bush on Peak Oil on June 29th. So Bush, no doubt knows about the coming oil supply problems. Here is the press release:
http://www.bartlett.house.gov/latestnews.asp?ARTICLE2900=7308

BARTLETT, regarded as one of the most CONSERVATIVE republicans in the House, strangely drives a PRIUS and DOES NOT BELIEVE WE SHOULD DRILL IN ANWAR. He even says he doesn't believe we should drill in ANWAR in the speeches.

Bartlett seems to be a good guy that thinks we should also "get off oil". His speeches to congress on OIL SUPPLY PROBLEMS are great reads.

Jet
 
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LearLove said:
Are you kidding?? Bush thinking 5 years down the road, he can't even ride a bicycle without falling off.

The only thing that boy is thinking about is how to line his pockets and the pockets' of his buddies that got him where he is today.

Unfortunately I think you're right. All of his solutions cater to the powerful lobbying groups. None of his solutions are LONG TERM SOLUTIONS, except NUCLEAR power and bio-fuels which he is pushing now.

Let's hope long-term solutions are worked on soon.

Jet
 
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It'll never happen until he gets out of the white house. You know it, I know it and so do the rest of us. And if you don't believe it then you're just plain ignorant.
 

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turbodriver said:
It'll never happen until he gets out of the white house. You know it, I know it and so do the rest of us. And if you don't believe it then you're just plain ignorant.

I guess there's no arguing with that statement.

"You're an alcoholic."
"No I am not"
See, your just in denial."
 

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JetFlyer. . . whatever happened to your "Magnetic Power" company??
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Just read

I just read the first link in the post above. It is a VERY sobering read. Serious food for thought about the future of our country, much less aviation.
 
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miles otoole said:
I guess there's no arguing with that statement.

"You're an alcoholic."
"No I am not"
See, your just in denial."

Much as there's no arguing with someone who begins by calling those whose ideas run counter to his own "wackos." Surely you can see that? Surely that's obvious?
 

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Sorry I offended you Mach Pi. I am very in the middle when it comes to politics. I even voted for Kerry in the last election and Gore before him. I see through Bush's lies are about the main reason I didn't vote for him either time. I am truly right in the middle when it comes to politics on all the issues. I really hate how Bush blatantly caters to his lobbying groups. I also don't ever mention politics when it comes to the oil problems, because I don't think people will take me seriously if I mention views either way. If I say I'm republican people will think I just want to drill in Alaska and use more coal. If I say I'm a Democrat people will say I'm just a green liberal that thinks SUVs are bad, we need to save the environment, and hate oil companies. Neither label fits me. I think we are going to have oil problems. PERIOD. I have no motives. Once again sorry I offended you when I said he wasn't a LEFT WING WACKO:)

In politics there are left wing and right wing wackos. We both know that. There are extremists on both sides. Many of these extremists will lie and say anything to get their way.

When people hear something like below they think immediately it's a Green Liberal that is maybe making a bigger deal out of the situation than is needed to save the environment:
"WE NEED TO GET OFF OIL NOW, OR OUR WAY OF LIVING IS GOING TO CHANGE FOREVER. WE NEED TO HAVE SOLAR, WIND, GEOTHERMAL, ELECTRIC CARS, OR OUR WAY OF LIVING IS GOING TO CHANGE FOR THE WORST REALLY QUICK"

I was saying that he is not a Left-Wing Wacko so people would understand that the environment was not Matthew Simmons motivations. He is a Houston "OIL MAN". He is saying, "GET OFF OIL" because we're about to start having Oil supply problems and he knows it. These supply problems are going to cause the price of oil to MULTIPLY many times if actions are not made to replace it.

We have to start finding other solutions now. One solution such as ETHANOL and BIO-DIESEL fuels are not going to cut it alone. The Oil sands of Canada, the OIL-SHALE of the U.S., Coal, or Hybrid cars are all going to be needed to be ramped up A LOT, to overcome the DECLINES of Oil that are going to begin in the next couple years. A combination of a hundred different things will be needed. We have to get serious and quick.

Jet
 
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B6Guy said:
I just read the first link in the post above. It is a VERY sobering read. Serious food for thought about the future of our country, much less aviation.

B6Guy,
We've all been brainwashed to think oil will last forever. It's crazy to see how much trouble we're in when we just get to the HALF way point in our oil usage history huh? Oil discoveries have declined every decade for the last four decades. There is one problem: NEW FINDS ARE NOT COMING FAST ENOUGH TO REPLACE THE DECLINES IN THE CURRENT OIL FIELDS. There is nothing that can replace the POWER of oil at such a cheap cost. Oil is CHEAP. We're in trouble because we've set up our society like oil would be cheap forever. There is going to be FINANCIAL pain, especially for developing countries and the POOR of the U.S. especially. If oil goes to $100.00/ barrel or higher, it will no doubt slow down the economy. We need to start EXTREME changes now, to avoid that problem. Unfortunately some pain is obviously unavoidable, just look at gas prices now.

If anyone hasn't read what B6guy just read and said was sobering, you should read the SPEECHES to Congress given by Roscoe Bartlett, a Republican from Maryland. In the SECOND SPEECH BELOW, there are visual aids. The first one is more recent, but doesn't have the slides included which he was pointing to as he gave the speech to congress.

Roscoe Bartlett, Republican Congressman from Maryland just gave a new speech to Congress, broadcast on C-SPAN on July 19, 2005 about COMING OIL SUPPLY PROBLEMS.
Here is the transcript. I highly recommend you all read it:
http://www.xecu.net/thorn/PO/PO-July19-2005.html

April 19th Bartlett gave this speech to congress. This is a good speech to read, with visuals.
http://www.bartlett.house.gov/SupportingFiles/documents/energyspeech.pdf

Roscoe Bartlett met with Bush on Peak Oil on June 29th. So Bush, no doubt knows about the coming oil supply problems. Here is the press release from the Congressman's Website:
http://www.bartlett.house.gov/latestnews.asp?ARTICLE2900=7308http://www.bartlett.house.gov/lates...RTICLE2900=7308

Jet

p.s. once you've learned about peak oil, you have seen a glimpse of the future.
 
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One of the worst things ever done to U.S. energy policy was when the SYNFUELS Corporation was terminated by the Reagen administration. It was a federal corporation whose primary purpose was the development of synthetic fuels. I believe it was a product of the Carter administration. That was one of the few things Carter got right.

The Reagen administration couldn't justify the cost because their primary focus was on coal gasification. The process cost more than a barrel of oil at the time, thus there was no need (so the reasoning went!). Since Carter, no administration has produced an effective, forward looking national energy policy,
 

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Jetflyer:

This is excellent info and thanks for posting it. Our way of life is going to come to an abrupt end if the public doesn't become informed of what is coming.

Slim:

You, Sir, are also right on the money.

I am no hippy, feel-good, commie Democrat, but the Republicans have been behaving as if they know that a big asteroid is hurtling at us and they are going to make as much money and have as good a time as they can before the world ends. JMO
 
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jetflyer said:
I am very in the middle when it comes to politics.
Jet

I don't care whether a person is left of Mao or right of Mussolini (well, maybe a little) as long as his argument is about the argument and not just a bunch of ad hominem attacks. Personal attacks that have nothing to do with the conversation make my eyes roll up into my head. That said, I now understand that your statement wasn't an ad hominem attack at all, and I apologize for having taken it that way. It's easy to miss the tone and the spirit of a statement on a forum, since it's hard to convey that on the printed page sometimes.

You have a Sierra Nevada with your name on it if we ever find ourselves in a Holiday Inn bar together with a little extra time.

Cheers,

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Oil-shmoil, just buy some CPST!!! Before it gets expensive, because it's gonna!
 
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