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Peak Oil? Not so much…

If the chief economist?of BP doesn’t think we will ever run out of oil then there really isn’t a problem is there?

The chief economist of global oil giant BP has said that it is unlikely we will ever run out of oil.

Spencer Dale, chief economist at BP, made the remark at the Society of Business Economists? annual conference on Tuesday. ?Increases in available oil resources are nothing new. But what has changed in recent years is the growing recognition that concerns about carbon emissions and climate change mean that it is increasingly unlikely that the world?s reserves of oil will ever be exhausted,? Mr Dale said.

This assumption also means the relative price of oil will not necessarily increase over time. ? Read more »

Photo Of The Day

Photo: REUTERS Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon, off Louisiana, in this photograph taken on April 21, 2010. The explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, which killed 11 workers and spewed oil for 87 straight days, soaked hundreds of miles of Gulf Coast shoreline in caramel-colored oil. Picture taken April 21, 2010.

Photo: REUTERS
Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon, off Louisiana, in this photograph taken on April 21, 2010. The explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, which killed 11 workers and spewed oil for 87 straight days, soaked hundreds of miles of Gulf Coast shoreline in caramel-colored oil.?

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

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Signs the Greens are moving to the centre?

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Apart from the fact Russel looks like an idiot standing on the beach in a suit and tie, you must be wondering why this photo means that the Green Party is moving to the centre?

Well, it seems they are now joining oil companies and other corporates in their “Love NZ” campaign. ? Read more »

Creepy Greenpeace ratbags scaring the kids again for Christmas

Greenpeace really are scurrilous lying ratbags, now they are trying to scare the kids by spreading lies about climate change using Santa Claus.

As is usual it is nothing more than lies and mis-truths dressed up as a begging appeal for a greedy global corporate built on those lies and a foundation of hypocrisy. ? Read more »

Has this happened here?

In the UK?authorities?have raided petrol company offices on suspicioun of price collusion. If it is happening overseas?there?is a fair to middling chance that some sort of collusion is happening here.

Motorists may have paid thousands of pounds too much for their petrol over the last decade, after two of Britain?s biggest companies were raided on suspicion of manipulating oil prices.

MPs and energy experts tonight raised fears motorists have been ?taken for a very expensive ride?, after officials searched the offices of BP and Shell for evidence of price-rigging.

The companies are suspected of distorting the oil price since 2002, meaning drivers have potentially been ripped off for more than 10 years.

Over that time, petrol prices have risen dramatically by more than 80 per cent to around 135p per litre.? Read more »

Community Service Notice – Vote for Warrington SLSC

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A friend has asked me to spread the word and solicit votes for Warrington Surf Lifesaving Club, I?d appreciate your votes and a blog post would be even better:

BP is running a nationwide competition for Surf Life Saving, where an IRB (Inflatable Rescue boat) is the prize for the club with the most votes. Warrington Surf Club was leading the votes, since a campaign was kick started by Columba College, after the incident at Purakunui, when the IRB from their club was used.

The boats are worth $25,000 and for a small club like Warrington, this would mean lots of raffles, sausages sizzles and quiz nights to raise the money to buy one.?? Read more »

And they wonder why we call them repeaters

The NZ Herald has a story supposedly about a BP service station in Howick. I say supposedly because from the article which it appears they repeated verbatim from a caller.

Repeaters from tehy NZ Herald

Repeaters from the NZ Herald get the street wrong

If the repeater, David Eames, had even a modest amount of local knowledge he would know that there is only one BP in Howick and it isn’t on Ridgeway Street. If he had looked on a map he would have struggled to find anyway Ridgeway Street at all, If he checked with LINZ he would have found that there are plenty of Ridgeway Places, Roads, Drives and even one Terrace but no Streets and if he checked on BP’s website he would have found that the site is actually on Ridge Road.

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BP Ridge Road, Howick

I have been known to attend that service station and I have found the staff very friendly. I think probably Mr Jonkers, with a name like that, is either Dutch or South Africa and as such probably doesn’t like the nice Indian folk who work there.

This whole story is a MEGA-FAIL on the part of the NZ Herald. Bloody repeaters.

UPDATE: Mr Jonker is not a racist. I am reliably informed that he is the associate pastor at Howick Baptist Church and a very nice man and certainly not a racist ? he is more a Good Samaritan than a racist. There are many different races that go to Howick Baptist Church including Indian, Tuvaluan, Samoans, Asians . The repeater has obviously made a mistake on the location of the petrol station.

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Lazy Journalism

Students’ Association union calls on National to match allowance offerThe New Zealand Union of Students Associations is calling on National to match Labour’s offer of a universal student allowance or not bother at all. Prime Minister Helen Clark has revealed a four year timetable to work towards… [NZ Herald Politics]

The Herald has uoted David Do from AUSA about Labour’s blatent election bribe of welfare for wealthy kids.

What they fail to mention is David Do is an office holder of Princess St Labour.

Of course he would endorse the bribe.

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