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$8 gasoline, $268 oil ahead, despite increased US energy production, says EIA

Check Bio Tech -- EIA forecasts paints gloomy fuel price projection: $8.68 gasoline, $268 crude oil by 2040.

Despite more pain at the pump, EIA cuts back sharply on projections for flex-fuel and all-electric vehicles. Where are the alternatives?

When six press releases arrive from the biofuels community in the space of two hours, offering perspective and caution on the US Energy Information Administration’s annual energy outlook (through 2040) - you can figure that there’s a grenade in there aimed at biofuels.

Here in Digestville, we’d rather not work off yesterday’s 16-page early release, but wait for the final release in the springtime of the EIA’s case. But Washington rarely waits for the final data to come in to get a dogfight going - so let’s look at the controversies, and other elements in the repo


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 5:45:48 AM

not like we can do anything as drivers.
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I'll cross this bridge when it happens, but I won't hold my breath!
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I don't think this is true. Only time will tell.
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 11:18:38 AM

I have read an article that said oil will drop to $50 a barrel a couple days ago on gasbuddy news article, now this article said $268 a barrel, who the FU@K should I believed???
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:52:09 AM

By 2040 we will all be paupers and our socialist government will pay for our gas with..."Gas Stamps"
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gs7101
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 7:03:12 AM

Don't believe it!
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 6:41:48 AM

Nothin like bursting the bubble...
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 3:34:01 AM

LONG way away. I don't buy it.
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tomok
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 3:06:24 AM

$8 gasoline, $268 oil ahead, despite increased US energy production, says EIA? EIA can't get the fuel price forecast correct for next week let alone for 2040!
At $8 gasoline, inflation gone wild!
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, vehicle manufactures Produce and the population ‘Drives’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII!
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 12:52:05 AM

When oil costs $8 per gallon, we will be walking, biking or on mass transit! No problem!
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 12:07:26 AM

i forecast oil will be worthless by 2040 and i have as good a chance of being right as they do !
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 12:05:50 AM

predictions that far out are meaningless--they do not even have a clue about fiscal cliff, only 2 and a half weeks away
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 12:05:29 AM

I don't think we have to waite until 2040 for that to happen with the President we have know.
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 12:04:35 AM

That's called inflation.
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 12:04:26 AM

I think it will be $4.00 but they are just picking a number and running with it.
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 12:03:41 AM

So, @fuelsaverMN, is that on your T-shirt or bumper sticker?
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 12:02:42 AM

There won't be any coffee in 2040, @clermont40miles. Coffee growing regions of the planet will have been clear-cut to make room for more cows.

You gotta feed burgers to 9 billion people somehow.
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 12:02:33 AM

Crazy.
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 12:02:19 AM

Wow! This will hurt
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 12:02:07 AM

Inflationary government policies make money worth less and everything will cost more.
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Obama will be happy to see it.
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 11:57:54 PM

WOW!!!
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 11:53:34 PM

$8.68 gasoline, $268 crude oil by 2040.

As good a guess as any.

And a cup of coffee will cost how much in 2040?

Ask Rob.
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 11:52:03 PM

it's not just gasoline prices that will go up. it's everything except the wages. :/
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 11:51:19 PM

i think prices will go up regardless of energy production
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 11:50:31 PM

Buy Electric Cars!!!!
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 11:50:14 PM

I WILL WAIT TILL IT REAlly happens people??????
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 11:49:34 PM

"IMPEACH OBAMA"
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 11:47:37 PM

Sorry, @John747, you didn't do a good enough job telling everyone about Obama's secret plans and therefore he was re-elected.

That's what you get when you talk to the same six people in the conspiracy Internet forums.
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 11:47:22 PM

wow
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 11:46:15 PM

Hold your breath and see if you expire or a government report is true comes first lol
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 11:43:38 PM

but in 2040 our mobile's will fly...
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What's your solution, @FlogNut? "Drill, baby, drill!" just means "Export, baby, export!" for Big Oil. How would you keep gas prices down?
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 11:41:49 PM

Why is it a surprise that prices will more than double in 28 years? Prices were less than half today in 1984.

[Edited by: Yonkers111 at 12/13/2012 11:43:32 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 11:41:49 PM

World due to end in a week and a day. Not to worry EIA will f first!
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 11:40:30 PM

The report is talking about the year 2040, @feldagast. You somehow think Obama and Chu will still be in government?
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 11:39:00 PM

By that time I would have given up my license and wont be driving anyways.What sucks is these people in $12 an hour jobs trying to keep up.
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 11:33:50 PM

Inflation alone accounts for most of those prices and few forecasts get that right in 28 years. Think of those 28 years ago in 1984. Gasoline sold at retail for $0.93/gal and crude prices were $29/brl. Project that same rise to $3.30 and $86 respectively and you get 2040 prices of $11.71 and $255. I guess fuel taxes which make up a portion of that retail gas price won't rise enough to match inflation. That or alternatives will force a price reduction for gasoline equivalent (natural gas/biofuels/hydrogen/PHEVs/BEVs).
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 11:32:31 PM

just what 0bama wanted and Chu wanted to hear.
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my kids care
but will be totally socialized by then so too bad for them
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 11:27:11 PM

2040? Hmmm. I'll be a gazillion years old by then. Who gives a f---?
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 11:26:01 PM

Gas price have increased by over 75% (average) every ten years since the early 70s
So at that rate we would reach 9.00 by 2032
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 11:25:49 PM

I didn't need to know this!!!!!!
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i just can't wait ....can I?
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 11:23:56 PM

DEG- prices going DOWN here, how about where you are? Thank you Pres Obama.
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 11:22:03 PM

42 years ago gas was less than 30 cent so it is up ten fold
so two and half times in 28 years is not as much of an increase as I have seen in my lifetime
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 11:21:49 PM

Probably will happen a lot sooner with Obama being re-elected.
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If you voted for Obama then you voted for higher gas and oil prices! Never fear......I'm sure Obama will once again find someone else to blame.
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I can't stand it. Too funny for words.
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 11:17:31 PM

They can't forcast the prices now. There up there down. How can they forcast the future.
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