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Message Posted: Jun 7, 2008 9:01:00 PM

In your opinion, by what year will we no longer be significantly dependent upon fossil fuels?
By 2020
By 2030
By 2040
By 2050
By 2060
By 2070
Long after I am gone...

Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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rjr54
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2014 6:45:46 AM

2030
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snirt
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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2013 11:00:53 PM

Long after I am gone
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kegga_99
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 9:35:37 PM

Long after I am gone.
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rjr54
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 8:44:30 PM

I think I will not be able to afford a tank of gas in 2030, because the crude oil will be all used up.
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thorman52
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 4:03:54 PM

Long after I'm gone.
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rjr54
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 8:43:44 PM

Those are the dates when the reserves will be exhausted. And then the price will be so high that any working class or middle class person will not be able to afford it.
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silvereb
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 10:41:50 PM

Long after I'm gone
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rjr54
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 8:33:26 PM

2030 for crude oil.
2080 for natural gas.
2100 for tar sands.
2150 for coal.
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US_ICEMAN
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 10:12:17 PM

Long after I am gone...

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achung53
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 7:48:35 AM

Long after I am gone...
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Zuegma
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 2:36:51 PM

There are so many applications for hydrocarbons that it's not likely to disappear even after it's no longer the main energy source for transportation.
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ranger1169
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 10:28:55 PM

Long after I am gone...

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dongo50
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 9:50:04 PM

the end of the world.
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cheaperMN
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2011 5:06:08 PM

the year it runs out
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googlee
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Long after I am gone
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777Aviator
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2011 7:41:05 AM

Have no idea
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HardeepWA
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2011 2:20:45 AM

Long after I am gone...
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georgia2girl
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2010 4:53:51 AM

December 21, 2012
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SAVEITIL
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2010 4:14:31 AM

Long after I am gone...
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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: May 8, 2010 7:44:10 PM

hard to tell
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save4buyin
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2009 5:52:46 PM

Interesting question, I think by 2030, possibly even 2020. It will make a lot of money for someone. Be nice to take the money and power away from the middle east.
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thinkaboutit
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2009 1:28:47 PM

Many on this website bemoan the US sell out to other nations. Imported oil is a very significant fraction of such sell out. But achieving energy independence is too painful. Those who complain but wish to continue to import large quantities are of crude oil and oil products are the problem, because they want to accomplish something that cannot be accomplished!

[Edited by: thinkaboutit at 10/17/2009 4:30:35 PM EST]
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TAT36
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2009 7:32:24 AM

The question is not how long before we run out but how long before it is outlawed? Many believe we have to save us from us to make a world where it doesn't matter if us are aound or not. If we all eat vegetables out of our back yard garden, rely on wind, solar power or natural gas (wonder where that comes from certinaly not pools of that polluting oil) to power our homes and our vehicles we will no longer need fossil fuel (coal or oil fired)power plants or carbon consuming vehicles. At that point who will care. Maybe we can ask the attorneys that will represent the animals if we are going in the right direction and how they (the animals) will vote to help us just survive.
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LRPharm54
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2009 1:28:06 AM

May 29th, 2050.

But then I will be 100 and I won't care about anything much and have an attitude and run around screaming, "Dementors, dementors are coming, where is Harry Potter?"
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GasMizerGSO
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2009 3:12:29 PM

Long after I am gone...
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MnSwede
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2009 2:47:32 PM

Long after I am gone...
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leveit2clever
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2009 11:03:17 AM

By 1984. Oops, it never happened because they didn't follow through the first time around. Okay, maybe higher gas prices will make everybody get on board this time around. I'll be optimistic and say by June, 2024.
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matman01
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2009 6:45:08 AM

By 2040
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rippinusoff
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2009 2:17:38 PM

250 years
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janmj
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2009 2:09:17 PM

ot till it runs out
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janmj
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2009 2:08:41 PM

probably not until we run out of fuel
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MnSwede
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2009 3:35:36 PM

Long after I am gone...
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ried
Sophomore Author Ventura

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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2009 1:51:08 PM

2020
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rjr54
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2009 1:02:24 PM

2030 for crude oil.
2080 for natural gas.
2100 for tar sands.
2150 for coal.
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higginbotham194
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2009 8:11:30 AM

2125.
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Panama19
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2008 9:21:34 PM

By 2020 for me.

I don't expect to last that long.

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Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2008 8:35:37 PM

hard to say!
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gasman14
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2008 7:31:25 AM

By 2030
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Blubberpuppy
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2008 1:02:31 PM

Maybe by 2030 if industry and government pull together and people all go for alternative energy vehicles within the near future.
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chemist74
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2008 9:29:07 AM

Long after all of us are gone.
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Paulfmco
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2008 9:27:41 AM

I don't ever think we will lose dependance on fossil fuels.
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Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2008 6:58:27 PM

Long after I am gone...
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scoop49
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2008 4:24:00 AM

never. because we have plenty that has not yet been tapped and we will always need it for other things than fuel, i.e. plastics, rubber, lubricants.
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rjr54
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2008 9:47:42 PM

2030. Crude oil is running out and prices will continue to rise as a result. The move away from oil will be driven by supply and demand - most people will not be able to afford gas and diesel.
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2008 8:13:27 PM

Not too sure but I'm thinking long after I'm gone
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gasman14
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2008 7:24:00 PM

I think between 2030-2040
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thinkaboutit
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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2008 10:48:01 AM

By 2030 -2040, alternatives could become possible if seriously developed and promoted today, but many underestimate the enormity of this issue, and they may not be as low cost or as convenient as oil. Take (fossil!) natural gas as a motor fuel (Pickens plan!, but remember, in terms of energy content the US is consuming currently about twice as much oil as natural gas!), such vehicles have been available but did not sell in large quantity in the US, because the added inconvenience was perceived not to be warranted by the fuel-cost savings.

Fact is, over the last 35 years, US petroleum production declined by 1/3. A decision whether or not to drill now could affect whether or not the US production will drop another 1/3 over the next 35 years, or can maintain current levels for a while. That leaves still the requirement for importing almost 60% of petroleum if we wish to maintain current petroleum consumption, some were even talking of having it still increase!

Alberta oil sands, most optimistic projection are that they would produce 4-5 million barrels per day (in about 25 years), i.e., 1/2 of Saudi Arabia (today, the Athabaska production is closer to 1 million barrels per day!). Given the fact that Canada has an internal consumption (a little over 2 million barrels per day), that PROJECTED future amount of potential exports is similar to the US production lost over the last 35 years (3 million barrels per day). Yet, aside from "deep-sea" oil, Athabaska is right now the largest non-conventional oil production already.

Ethanol -- in Brazil it constitutes 1/2 of motor fuel, in the US <5%. (US and Brazilian ethanol production is about the same!!)

You need to add up real numbers, not wished-for ones!
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jakTDI
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2008 12:56:24 PM

2030...
we will be forced into it,
'running out' is a good enough force.
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travelzonecente
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2008 2:31:40 PM

We shall always be dependant on fossil fuel.
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CandyNBob
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2008 6:01:19 PM

I have no clue!
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