oil prices

High Oil Prices Good for North Dakota

July 1, 2008 / No Comments

There's at least one state in the union that is happy about the overuse of fossil fuels and the subsequent rise in oil/gas prices - North Dakota. Yeah, North Dakota. It is a state and the 20-30 people who live there add to the 304 million+ population of the U. S. Turns out there is oil under them grasslands, two miles ...

FIGHT! Bush vs California

June 20, 2008 / 1 Comment

There's going to be a fight and if nobody else wants to take on Bush, California will do it for sure. Bush wants to lift the 27-year old ban on offshore drilling. Yesterday I brought this topic up at a lunch meeting with friends. (I live in Silicon Valley) One friend immediately blurted out "Fat chance of Bush lifting that ...

South Korean Truckers Strike, Too

June 14, 2008 / No Comments

On a lot of levels, this doesn't make sense to me and probably you either, but South Korean truck drivers parked their trucks and let them idle away the fuel. They don't seem to have any more sense about this than their European counterparts but anyway, who's asking us?The truckers who want lower diesel fuel costs, higher fees for hauling ...

Spanish and French truckers on strike, against high diesel prices

June 10, 2008 / No Comments

In the "that's what happens when oil reaches new records" category (no we don't have one) truckers from Spain and France went on strike on Monday to protest against high diesel prices. And they have damn good reasons : €1.30 for a liter in Spain ($7.71 a gallon) and €1.45 in France ($8.62 a gallon). This is 40-percent more than ...

Airlines to Charge Customers Based on Their Weight?

June 7, 2008 / No Comments

If this i's true, more and more Americans may not be able to afford plane travel before long. With oil prices soaring and the prices breaking record after record - $139.12, do I hear $140? How about $150?, the airline companies are taking crazy measures to make sure they're not going bankrupt. With prices having tripled in the last eight years ...