Posts Tagged ‘peak oil’

The Era of Two-Something-Dollars for a Gallon of Gasoline Has Returned to the Bay Area – $2.96 in South SF

Monday, November 17th, 2014

As seen by photographer James Corrigan at a South San Francisco Costco yesterday, November 16th, 2014:

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Granted, this is a membership-only warehouse so I guess you’d have to factor in the $55 annual membership, but prices are dropping like a stone lately – it’s only a matter of time before you’ll be able to purchase sub $3 gas in San Francisco proper…

The Price of Gasoline in High-Cost San Francisco Will Soon be … Two-Something Dollars Per Gallon – Here’s $3.25 Right Now

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

I remember the first time I spent $20 to fill up a gas tank. It was for an Audi 5000 in Hawaii in the 1990′s.

And I remember the first time I spent $100 to fill a gas tank. It was for a Toyota Land Cruiser in Marin County in the 2000′s (by that, I mean The Aughts).

Ah mem’ries.

Now here’s present day SF, at the infamous Fell Street ARCO:

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Now I’ll tell you, my Nana, who just had stomach surgery Back East, so she’s been slowed down a bit, well, she just told me about paying 30 cents per gallon for gasoline something like 60 years ago, back in ’54. Adjust that for inflation and that works out to two-something dollars a gallon, right?

And back then, America was a poorer country, right?

And back then, you couldn’t buy no hybrid cars to get super-high mileage, right?

Obviously, changes are afoot. Obviously. But the Peak Oil crowd (the latest gathering was circa 2007 or so) has been proven wrong, once again – it’s like clockwork, since the 1800′s.

Just saying…

Uh Oh, Bad News for “Peak Oil” Fans – American Production of Crude Oil has been Going Up Lately

Friday, April 27th, 2012

I don’t know, if I were all set on the idea that American oil production peaked in 1970, I’d be getting a little worried about now.

See?

Who knows what the future will bring?

 

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. 

Have We Hit “Peak Travel” Yet? Nope, Next Question

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

So, people are going to move around less in the future?

Seems doubtful.

(Hey, remember Peak Oil? That trend peaked in 2005, well before the actual Peak Oil.)