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    This Should explain it all...

    A lot of folks can't understand how we came to have an oil shortage here in our country.

    Well, there's a very simple answer.

    Nobody bothered to check the oil.

    We just didn't know we were getting low.

    The reason for that is purely geographical!

    Our OIL is located in:

    -Alaska

    -California

    -Coastal Florida

    -Coastal Louisiana

    -Kansas

    -Oklahoma

    -Pennsylvania

    -Texas

    and

    lesser amounts in other states

    Our DIPSTICKS Are Located in Washington DC

    Any Questions?
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    But seriously, why aren't we going full speed with Hydrogen, which is plentiful and its only byproduct is water? And why aren't we taking seriously energy derived from wind, solar, geothermal, corn, or soybeans? It's there and we read about some local farmer doing it on his own. Have the powers that be just haven't squeezed the last bit of money from us?

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    Theirs a country in South America that Is almost all E 85 Ethanol. (I cant rember) so If they can do it why cant we?

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    because the government doesn't want to, as long as they are making money, they will continue to use OIL. Until Hydrogen becomes profitable then they will switch.

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    Deficit also?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (jimscott @ July 25 2006,2:16)]But seriously, why aren't we going full speed with Hydrogen, which is plentiful and its only byproduct is water?
    Hydrogen is neither plentiful nor a particularly viable replacement for oil. By my understanding, we get hydrogen from splitting water, which is a costly process fueled by conventional power, such as burning coal and oil. I'm sure if you've had some basic chemistry you're aware that you're not going to net any additional energy by taking water apart and putting it back together again. Saying hydrogen reactors will solve the oil crisis is like saying that we should use gasoline for fuel instead of crude oil. Hydrogen could be gathered in space, where it's fairly abundant (so far as anything floating out in space is abundant) but we don't have the technology or infrastructure for such an undertaking. As things are, hydrogen engines are just novelties and science projects; they aren't an alternative to oil, they're just separated from it by a few more degrees.
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    Quote[/b] (nepenthes_ak @ July 25 2006,2:22)]Theirs a country in South America that Is almost all E 85 Ethanol. (I cant rember) so If they can do it why cant we?
    Isn't it Brazil? Or maybe Venezuela...? I heard about this the other day but now I can't remember either. In any case, it's certainly not because we can't.
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    the major problem with hydrogen for fuel is storing it. you have to remember this stuff is more explosive than gasoline by far bout the only way to produce hydrogen without lots of pollution is to use nuclear reactors to make the electrisity to split the H2O otherwise your putting just as much hydrocarbons in the air as if you were using gas because of the coal and oil power plants.

    as for E85 its getting more and more common. there are several cities within a couple hours drive of me that have E85 pumps as well as talks of an E85 plant being built over the border in western ND about 100 miles from my front door.

    personally, i will purchase a vehicle that can run on E85 but i will not purchase one that runs on hydrogen. the reason? its going to be a long time before i can purchase hydrogen in Wolf Point MT however it will prolly be within the next 5 years that i can purchase E85. im not purchasing any vehicle that isnt going to run on something thats easily availible in the middle of Outer Montana
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