[ExI] Oil will never run out

Dagon Gmail dagonweb at gmail.com
Sat Jun 28 18:58:07 UTC 2008

I want to take a moment to oficially revise my former position that one day
the oil will run out and we had better have an alternative ready.
> It was very foolish of me to think this. The infrastructure in place and
> all the manufacture and existing machines that all require gasoline are
> almost impossibly expensive to replace - espcially in a short 10-20 year
> period.
> Instead, the easier approach will have to take place. Finding a way to make
> gasoline and jet fuel that is easier and less expensive than getting it out
> of the ground and refining it while making it out of something fairly
> renewable that can be sustained over a long term.
> As soon as I started looking for such things I found dozens of companies
> already on track to do this. There is no reason why it can't be done. Oil
> itself already has been made by accident in nature. Making something better
> faster is only a matter of determination and money. With the current gas
> prices, suddenly there are both.
> I now think that sooner rather than later, someone will have a readily
> available alternative way to manufacture gasoline and jet fuel that will
> work on existing equipment and engines without any modification. The fuel
> will be made from readily available waste - ie lawn clippings, garbage,
> industrial waste, etc. The cost will be far less than standard production
> techniques.
> Doe to the low production cost the techniques will spread rapidly. The
> right genetically engineered organisms may very well make their way into an
> "open source gas production" type of system and many will be able to make
> their own gas in their own homes. Others who don't want to go through that
> trouble will be able to buy it dirt cheap. And rather than using  up the
> very last of the oil in the fields, the remaining oil will be left forever
> in the wells no more useful or necessary than all the trees.

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