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dawgman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-14-04 08:12 PM
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61. What a ridiculous, asinine statement.
"the Sun is running out of fuel. The age of solar power is coming to an end." If you really think that is an appropriate counter-argument you are a fool. Way to use good logic. The sun won't run out of fuel for millions of years. We will run so low on oil so as to make the energy input to output ratio negative within probably 50 years at most.

Refineries are dangerous because of the types of chemicals that are use and the type of reactions that must take place. THey are not dangerous because of age, they are dangerous because danger is the nature of the beast.

"As far as whether it is a poor investment, that isn't my problem. This is still a, mostly, free country. If a private entity wishes to make what I, or you, consider a foolish investment, that is their right. If an oil company wants to invest their profits in a refinery that lowers my fuel costs by increasing competition among oil companies, I'm all for it."

Do you really believe that an oil company building refineries would save you money? Who do you think would pay for the new facilities? Not you the consumer, I'm sure. The oil companies would just eat the cost for the chance to provide savings to you. That sounds very magnanimous, even for an industry as benevolent as the energy people. That makes alot of sense.
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