- Oct 5, 2019
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- State of Jefferson
HAW HAW HAW HAW HAW HAW ... Good Lord Almighty that's funny ...The stone age did not end because we ran out of stones. It ended because something better came along.
Welcome to the USMB ... thank you for signing up ... we need folk like you around here ... enjoyed the movie too, though I understand why some don't like it ... I thought it was delightful and a refreshing take on death ... wouldn't it be nice if we could do that ... but this was before my mother passed, so maybe not such a good idea ...
How many new reserves will we discover in 30-40 years?
Do you mean "easy and cheap to extract" oil? ... that's all been found, and we've been pumping it as fast as we can for the entire 20th Century ... Spindletop has gone dry as far as I know ... the natural gas that came up with the oil was so worthless we simply vented it and set it afire ...
There's more reserves deeper down, that's true ... and we'll discover them, it's not hard ... the expensive part is drilling down that far and pumping it up ... 300 million years of plate tectonics can drive oil pockets deep into the Earth ...
Using simple supply and demand ... when we have increasing demand, and decreasing supply, prices go up ... the better question is when will we run out of cheap fossil fuels and have to start burning not-so-cheap fossil fuels ... when will we start burning this-shit-is-getting-expense fossil fuels? ...
When will fossil fuels be too expensive to just burn, and everything else we make from fossil fuels get to be damned expensive? ...
CONSERVATION ... I know it's a filthy word on both sides of the debate ... so sue me ...