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Old 05-10-2012, 06:47   #31
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Re: US Navy turning seawater into Jet Fuel

Physics aside, the one concrete fact I see is that the "be nice" rule is being stretched quite a bit here in this thread. Jus' Sayin'
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Re: US Navy turning seawater into Jet Fuel

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Wow. Once again the old cabal that oil companies are buying up miraculous new technologies so that they can keep selling oil.

Umm... If they had a way to use water as fuel, they could make billions upon billions upon billions from it. They would make so much more money than they can ever hope to make from selling oil that it is absolutely ridiculous. So what you're saying is that they DON'T want to become rich beyond the dreams of avarice. They DON'T want to make more money than they ever could any other way. What they want is to make LESS money, so long as they can keep making that money by selling oil.

Yeah. Sure. That makes a whole lot of sense.
Especially if you know that oil companies don't make all the much money from selling oil. Most of the money made from oil goes to Arab princes, not to Big Oil...

I've worked as a free lance IT specialist for 20 years now, and as a result have seen quite a few companies from the inside. In the 90ies I worked for a year as sysadmin for an oil exploration company. Whenever I needed budget the reaction was "have you seen the oil price lately?". At that time most of the North Sea rigs were running at a loss... Big Oil would then have loved an alternative that would actually make them money.
I've also worked in the oil retail business. You learn interesting things there. For example that everyone sells the same thing. There is no difference between diesel or gas bought from a Shell station or from a BP station. In fact, if you're in the Netherlands you are most likely to be filling your tank with something that came out of a Shell refinery, regardless of the brand on the pump...
I also learned that the reason that you always have to go in to a shop to pay is because they want you to buy something there, as they make more money in the shops than on the sale of gas or diesel.
(But this is Europe, where margins on fuels are very thin...)
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