You are Anonymous user. You can register for free by clicking here
|Select Interface Language:|| |
|The Energy Crunch: Mirrors: Not Just For Cosmetics Anymore|
Thursday, November 10 @ 13:00:00 CST by (584 reads)
|Josie writes "|
Mirrors: Not Just For Cosmetics Anymore
By Dave Orlowski
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, what's the weirdest way to save on electricity of them all?
I'm sure you already know that a mirror's purpose is to reflect. When you look into a mirror, you expect to see a reflection staring back at you. We rely on mirrors everyday when we drive, for personal care like brushing our hair or putting on make-up, and maybe even for looking in hard to see places."
|(Read More... | 3668 bytes more | 1 comment | Score: 3.62)|
|The Energy Crunch: Gas Prices Drive Man to Commute by Horse|
Wednesday, September 07 @ 11:12:22 CDT by (606 reads)
|Josie writes "Gas Prices Drive Man to Commute by Horse |"
Sun Sep 4, 9:07 PM ET
MINOT, N.D. - Jim Jundt was so determined to rein in his spending on gasoline that he got out of bed early and rode his 14-year-old quarterhorse mare to work.
Jundt lives 15 miles south of Minot and works as a mechanic at Goodyear Tire & Auto Service in the city.
He said he and his co-workers had been talking about rising fuel prices, and he joked that he would ride his horse to work if gasoline ever hit $3 a gallon.
His co-workers laughed, but when the price at the pump soared to $3.20 last week, Jundt headed for the barn.
He said he was only five minutes late riding his mare, Patty, to work.
While he worked, Patty waited patiently, eating hay out of the back of a truck.
|(Read More... | 1 comment | Score: 4)|
|The Energy Crunch: Airport Closures Next?|
Wednesday, August 31 @ 20:34:50 CDT by (478 reads)
At Least Ten U.S. Airports Face Closure Due to Jet Fuel Shortages
Posted: August 31st, 2005 03:58 PM EDT
August 31, 2005… Airlines and oil companies are working on plans to supply jet fuel to at least ten U.S. airports that could be shut down due to a lack of jet fuel caused by refinery and pipeline shutdowns from hurricane Katrina. The airports in most jeopardy for closure include Atlanta, Charlotte, Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, Orlando, Tampa, Washington Dulles and West Palm Beach.
AAG has learned that ChevronTexaco and Shell had cargoes loaded prior to the shutdowns destined for Florida ports. However, with the Colonial and Plantation pipelines shutdown due to a lost of power it could be sometime for shipments to reach airports from Atlanta to Washington D.C.
With future supply uncertain, airlines are working on plans to allocate jet fuel at critically short airports.
|(Read More... | 2200 bytes more | comments? | Score: 3)|
|The Energy Crunch: More lies. Price Gouging and Culture Manipulation|
Wednesday, August 31 @ 11:32:25 CDT by (462 reads)
|White House to Release Oil From Reserves|
Aug 31 12:12 PM US/Eastern
By EILEEN PUTMAN
Associated Press Writer
The Bush administration will release oil from federal petroleum reserves to help refiners affected by Hurricane Katrina, Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman said Wednesday.
The move, which was expected later in the day, is designed to give refineries a temporary supply of crude oil to take the place of interrupted shipments from tankers or offshore oil platforms affected by the storm.
The U.S. Minerals Management Service said Tuesday that 95 percent of the Gulf of Mexico's oil output was out of service. Oil prices surged back above $70 in European markets on Wednesday but slipped quickly to $69.56 after disclosure of the decision involving the release of supplies from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
Eight refineries were shut down due to Katrina _ half of them producing gasoline.
|(Read More... | 5122 bytes more | 1 comment | Score: 3)|
|The Energy Crunch: Gas Station Workers Face Angry Customers|
Friday, August 26 @ 07:42:41 CDT by (508 reads)
|Gas Station Workers Face Angry Customers|
Aug 26 2:25 AM US/Eastern
By SHEILA FLYNN
Associated Press Writer
It's a scene gas station workers say is becoming increasingly common and frightening: Customers angry over gas prices nearing $3 a gallon storm in and decide to take it out on the employees.
"They just yell and scream," said Selam Berhe, assistant manager at a Dallas Tetco station. "They think it's only us that are high-priced."
Incidents of consumer anger and gas-station crime have made headlines across the country, including the killing of a gas station owner in Alabama last week by a driver attempting to steal $52 worth of gas.
|(Read More... | 3874 bytes more | comments? | Score: 3)|
|The Energy Crunch: US Lawmakers Aim to Block Chinese Takeover of US Energy Firm|
Thursday, August 25 @ 08:28:50 CDT by (465 reads)
|SanchoPanza writes "|
(CNSNews.com) - The House of Representatives voted Thursday to block a Chinese company's attempt to buy America's ninth-largest oil and gas firm. The vote came hours after China's energy-hungry communist government decried "political interference" in what it called a purely commercial matter. "
|(Read More... | 5553 bytes more | 1 comment | Score: 3)|
|The Energy Crunch: Oil hits record $68 on storm, gas draw|
Thursday, August 25 @ 08:11:15 CDT by (434 reads)
|Oil hits record $68 on storm, gas draw|
Aug 25 6:02 AM US/Eastern LONDON (Reuters) -
Oil surged to a record $68 a barrel on Thursday, hounded by supply concerns due to a growing threat to oil facilities from an Atlantic storm and a large fall in U.S. gasoline stocks. U.S. light crude was up three cents at $67.35 a barrel by 0958 GMT, pausing after hitting $68 in early trade, the highest since U.S. crude futures started trade in 1983. London Brent crude was up 12 cents to $66.13. Dealers are concerned about a thin stock cushion after a rash of disruptions and tensions in oil-producing countries cut crude output and propelled prices to a series of record peaks.
Note: Story: http://www.breitbart.com/news/2005/08/25/MTFH95965_2005-08-25_10-10-43_DIT521129.html
|(Read More... | 3830 bytes more | comments? | Score: 3)|| |
|Big Story of Today|
|There isn't a Biggest Story for Today, yet.|