Posts Tagged ‘Conoco’

Bartertown, 94572 – AKA Conoco Phillips Rodeo Refinery – At the Fury Road Intersection, 1380 San Pablo Avenue

Friday, June 5th, 2015

No CGI – it’s all real, even the sky.

Aunty explains that Bartertown depends on a crude methane refinery powered by pig feces, which is run by a dwarf called Master and his giant bodyguard Blaster.

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And if the blue sky mining company won’t come to my rescue/
If the oil¬†refining company won’t save me/
Who’s gonna save me?
Who’s gonna save me?

Peak Oil Update: The ConocoPhillips 76 Station at 1st and Harrison Plans on Selling Gasoline Until 2050 at Least

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

(I vividly remember the first time I spent $20 on a tank of gas – it was with an Audi 5000 in Honolulu, way back in the 90’s. But I only vaguely recall my first $100 tankful – it was with Mom’s Taxi in Napa someplace a few years back. [GRANDPA SIMPSON MODE=OFF])

So there I was putting $94 worth of 87 octane (NBP – Never Buy Premium*) into Mom’s Taxi (straight outta Toyota City) and here’s what I saw:

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Are we going to even have gas stations in 2050 and beyond? I don’t know, probably.

But the Peak Oil crowd will not like seeing this.

Not at all.

*Oh, your car “needs” premium? No it doesn’t.**

**Oh, you have an Audi? Well, you only think it needs premium. It doesn’t, IRL. Actually, you and your ride, IRL, you’re not that special.***

***Oh, you have a 1968 Porsche 912 what pings on regular? BINGO! You, sir or ma’am, you need premium. But nobody else.¬†