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Possible Solution To The Fuel Crisis?  
User currently offlineKbuf737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 779 posts, RR: 3
Posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2618 times:

What if the Federal Govermnet created a rewards or voucher system for people willing to use aviation transportation more often. Many cities have uncompetitive routes that charge an arm and a leg to get to a destination. Perhaps to spur travel and the use of airline transportation more, increase incentives to these less popular by plane but more popular by vehicle short hops. It seems that over in Europe many people take the short flight to get from one city to another whereas here time is of the essence and we dont take it into consideration as much. But by having more people using a more efficient way of transportation costs for fuel may be covered for airlines, as more people are flying less popular short flights therefore prices may also go down on the road. Just a thought. Any comments or suggestions?

-KBUF


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User currently offlineF9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4985 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2551 times:

Open every oil field in the US, and boycot the foriegn oil. Eventually, the prices would come down. Just a thought, as I really don't have a suggestion.


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User currently offlineJUANR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2494 times:

Easy, reduce consumption.

Juan
SKBO


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26357 posts, RR: 76
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2481 times:

Quoting F9Animal (reply 1):
Open every oil field in the US, and boycot the foriegn oil. Eventually, the prices would come down. Just a thought, as I really don't have a suggestion.


Only CA, TX and AS (possibly OK and LA, but not as sure) can produce enough oil to sustain themselves. The other 45-47 states would be SOL. A conversion of city bus fleets, transport trucks and possibly locomotives to Biodiesel (given all the oil grain the US produces) and a push for Hydrogen internal combustion (not fuel cell) vehicles would help. Then again, you could also halt oil speculation and place artificial caps on oil, but that would piss way too many people off



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User currently offlineMatt777 From Cayman Islands, joined Oct 2001, 503 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2344 times:

Easy:
Reduce Taxation on Oil.


User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4105 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2325 times:

Sending everyone to the airlines isn't going to solve the fuel crisis. Jets swallow quite a bit of petroleum too.  Wink The only way to solve the fuel problem is to find a new source of power, such as hydrogen. Hell, you might even be able to harness wind energy for aircraft, but probably not...

User currently offlineAMSSpotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 271 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2315 times:

Better international relationships. A substantial amount of the world's oil-supplies can be found in the Middle East and as long as the conflicts there haven't been solved, oil prices will likely remain high. For starters, a solution to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians would probably be helpful. I guess peace in the entire region would have a very positive effect on oil-prices.
This, however, is kind of a political thread and I'm not going into who's right and who's wrong here.  Wink


User currently offlineWdleiser From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 961 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2287 times:

Air travel has increased over the past few years, the trouble is ... the cost of oil like you said. What we need is for GE PW and RR to create engines that run on alternative fuels.

User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 16991 posts, RR: 67
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2282 times:

What if the Federal Govermnet created a rewards or voucher system for people willing to use aviation transportation more often. Many cities have uncompetitive routes that charge an arm and a leg to get to a destination. Perhaps to spur travel and the use of airline transportation more, increase incentives to these less popular by plane but more popular by vehicle short hops. It seems that over in Europe many people take the short flight to get from one city to another whereas here time is of the essence and we dont take it into consideration as much. But by having more people using a more efficient way of transportation costs for fuel may be covered for airlines, as more people are flying less popular short flights therefore prices may also go down on the road. Just a thought. Any comments or suggestions?


Skewing the economics of the thing with taxation/incentives is a slippery slope, as many socialist countries have discovered. One of the reasons that the USA has such a dynamic and strong economy is that the level of meddling is comparatively low.



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User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4997 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2231 times:

33 years ago there was an oil crisis. That should have been the 9/11 of energy usage. It is the fault of every Administration and every Congress since that time not to make every possible effort to find alternative sources of fuel.

Whatever the reasons, governments and industry would rather milk the last possible drop of oil out of the ground and sea before they will seriously look into what comes next.

Oil prices are on an upward trend, and except for short term fluctuations, will continue to do so until the resource is depleted.

Without a viable, renewable energy source...well you all have imaginations.



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User currently offlineBoeing7E7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2146 times:

One Acronym:

ANWR


User currently offlineF9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4985 posts, RR: 28
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2137 times:

I got it!!! Everyone, start digging in your back yard! If you hit it, call me!!!


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