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.
Who knows what the future will bring?
(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.