Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $22,037
Woo hoo!! And the first 25% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: gascrisis

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Liberated Iraq calls on Arab states to use oil as 'weapon' against U.S.

    11/16/2012 12:03:01 PM PST · by SargeK · 196 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/16/2012
    A top Iraqi diplomat urged Arab states to “use the weapon of oil” against the United States because of its alliance with Israel, raising more questions about the Middle Eastern nation's allegiance to the nation that freed it from a ruthless dictatorship.
  • Greek fuel supplies run dry as strike over harsh austerity measures bites

    02/20/2010 6:03:44 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies · 953+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 02/20/10 | MARGARET NEIGHBOUR
    Greek fuel supplies run dry as strike over harsh austerity measures bites Published Date: 20 February 2010 By MARGARET NEIGHBOUR PETROL stations ran dry in Greece yesterday as a customs strike over government austerity measures began to bite. Customs staff initially walked out for three days on Tuesday over salary freezes and cuts in bonuses. But their union announced on Thursday three 48-hour rolling strikes that will keep customs offices shut until next Wednesday, when all workers are being asked to join a general strike. The customs walkout has hampered imports and exports, but the supply of fuel has been...
  • West Virginia Man Charged with Battery on an Officer for Passing Gas

    09/24/2008 2:54:01 PM PDT · by Sopater · 32 replies · 819+ views
    WSAZ ^ | 10:11 PM Sep 23, 2008 | Courtney Sisk
    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- As if getting a DUI wasn’t enough, a man arrested for driving under the influence got in a lot more trouble at the police station. Police stopped Jose Cruz on Route 60 in South Charleston Monday night for driving with his headlights off. Then, he failed sobriety tests and was arrested. When police were trying to get fingerprints, police say Cruz moved closer to the officer and passed gas on him. The investigating officer remarked in the criminal complaint that the odor was very strong. Cruz is now charged with battery on a police officer,...
  • Lindsey Williams Author of "The Energy Non-Crisis"

    05/17/2008 7:39:39 PM PDT · by jcmfreedom · 25 replies · 2,188+ views
    UTube ^ | video October 26, 2007 | Lindsey Williams
    Watch this speech by Lindsey Williams dated October 26, 2007. It's a 75 minute speech that will shake your faith in our free system in the United States. According to Mr. Williams, who is a Baptist Minister who worked on the pipe lines in Alaska, gas could be $1.50 within one year if we pumped gas in Alaska. According to him, it won't happen because of a secret pact that Henry Kissinger set up in 1960.
  • As the Auto Age Dawned, Gasoline Wasn't King

    08/19/2006 7:56:28 PM PDT · by nicollo · 86 replies · 1,885+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 13, 2006 | Steven Levingston
    As the Auto Age Dawned, Gasoline Wasn't King By Steven Levingston Washington Post Staff Writer Sunday, August 13, 2006; F01 D.H. Killeffer had a dire warning for gasoline-greedy Americans. The chemical engineer had crunched the numbers -- he compared the country's production of crude oil with its thirst for gasoline. "Estimates based on the most complete data now available place the end of our gasoline supply between ten and twenty years, with the odds in favor of ten rather than twenty," Killeffer, secretary of the New York division of the American Chemical Society, wrote in the New York Times. The...
  • Fuel inquiry finds no abuse

    08/16/2006 7:50:25 AM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 183+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 8/16/6 | Rick Jurgens
    A high-profile search by the Schwarzenegger administration for possible abuses in California's gasoline and diesel markets came up empty Tuesday. The investigation by the California Energy Commission also shed little new light on the total profits pocketed by the oil companies from operations in this state when a price spike sent the average price of a gallon soaring to $3.33 this spring. "Our unprecedented study of the oil industry's financial performance did not uncover any 'smoking gun,'" California Energy Commission Chairwoman Jackalyne Pfannenstiel said in a release. Catherine Reheis-Boyd, chief of staff of the Western States Petroleum Association, echoed that...
  • Bush Says Little Can Be Done About High Gas Prices

    04/24/2006 4:59:57 AM PDT · by FerdieMurphy · 366 replies · 6,074+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 4/22/2006 | AP Staff
    SAN JOSE -- As oil prices hit a record, drivers worried about $3-a-gallon gas and politicians feared the impact on elections, President Bush on Friday acknowledged the pain but seemed resigned to being able to do little about it. "I know the folks here are suffering at the gas pump," the president said while promoting his competitiveness initiative at the Silicon Valley headquarters of Internet networking company Cisco Systems Inc. "Rising gasoline prices is like taking a _ is like a tax, particularly on the working people and the small-business people." But to address the immediate problem, Bush offered only...

    01/12/2006 7:57:12 AM PST · by sergey1973 · 119 replies · 1,263+ views
    Center for Defense Information ^ | Jan 11, 2006 | Peter Rutland
    The abortive interruption of Russian natural gas supplies to Ukraine on January 1 was a humiliating diplomatic blunder. It was an unnecessary crisis, and one that Russia clumsily lost in the court of world public opinion. While Ukraine was threatened with a gas blockade, Russia was voluntarily submitting itself to a two-week information blockade. The entire country was given a holiday from January 1 to 10, with even the newspapers shuttered. The political class fled to their holidays in the sun, and none of the usual Kremlin spin-doctors were deployed to staunch the flood of Western criticism. The Russian case...
  • Ten Eco-Friendly Companies

    11/27/2005 2:22:28 PM PST · by Angry Republican · 9 replies · 689+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 11/21/2005
    Alternative-energy projects used to be the stuff of high-school science fairs. But pricey oil has changed the game, and the stories of these firms show that new technologies are winning over investors and customers, and saving the environment. 1 Farming New Fuels Seattle Biodiesel: It makes an alternative fuel derived from vegetable oil that burns clean John Plaza experienced his alternative-energy epiphany 37,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean. The commercial pilot, flying freight from Anchorage, Alaska, to Tokyo several years ago, had time for some back-of-the-envelope calculations about his 747's fuel consumption. He figured his jet was burning enough fuel...
  • Cars, Gas Crisis, EPA & the 1970s: What's it mean?

    08/17/2005 3:43:35 PM PDT · by nicollo · 51 replies · 1,309+ views
    self ^ | August 17, 2005 | self
    Asking freepers for advice: 1970s & cars... what's it mean? I'm researching for an article that will be the final of a series of four on "Motoring in Tough Times," on automobiles and economic trouble. We started with WWI and the 1920 depression, went from there to the 1930s, on to WWII & its aftermath, and now heading into the 1970s. The articles are being published by the best automotive and automotive history magazine out there, a hard-bound quarterly, which you will know if you know it. I go to Freepers for advice because the 1970s marks such a complicated,...
  • No farting, please (Grade school kids who fart will be disciplined)

    07/05/2003 2:56:58 PM PDT · by mhking · 105 replies · 1,154+ views ^ | 7.4.03
    Hong Kong - A primary school in China is fining pupils five yuan each time they fart in class, a news report said on Friday. Hu Zhuang Elementary School in Beijing has begun imposing the fines as part of a crackdown on bad hygiene habits in the wake of the Sars outbreak, according to the South China Morning Post. No one has been fined so far at the school which has also introduced rules banning pupils from dropping litter or coughing without covering their mouths.