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Petroleum's Sayings By William Manchester: Tell me the sort of agreement that the United Nations will reach with respect to Tell me the sort of agreement that the United Nations will reach with respect to the world's petroleum reserves when the war is over," Ickes proclaimed, "and I will undertake to analyze the durability of the peace that is to come. — William Manchester
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Petroleum's Sayings By David Letterman: People are kind of upset with British Petroleum CEO Tony Hayward. Over the weekend, he People are kind of upset with British Petroleum CEO Tony Hayward. Over the weekend, he was out on his yacht. And when President Obama found out that Tony Hayward was on his yacht, he was so angry, he missed a putt. — David Letterman
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Petroleum's Sayings By Michael Pollan: But perhaps the most alarming ingredient in a Chicken McNugget is tertiary butylhydroquinone, or TBHQ, But perhaps the most alarming ingredient in a Chicken McNugget is tertiary butylhydroquinone, or TBHQ, an antioxidant derived from petroleum that is either sprayed directly on the nugget or the inside of the box it comes in to "help preserve freshness." According to A Consumer's Dictionary of Food Additives, TBHQ is a form of butane (i.e. lighter fluid) the FDA allows processors to use sparingly in our food: It can comprise no more than 0.02 percent of the oil in a nugget. Which is probably just as well, considering that ingesting a single gram of TBHQ can cause "nausea, vomiting, ringing in the ears, delirium, a sense of suffocation, and collapse." Ingesting five grams of TBHQ can kill. — Michael Pollan
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Petroleum's Sayings By James Buchan: The use of refined petroleum as fuel, which began in the 1850s, freed hundreds of The use of refined petroleum as fuel, which began in the 1850s, freed hundreds of millions of people from the toil of centuries, gave hundreds of millions more a life of ease and plenty, and, by allowing great cities to feed themselves from every corner of the world, multiplied the population of the earth fivefold. — James Buchan
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Petroleum's Sayings By Michael Pollan: Instead of eating exclusively from the sun, humanity now began to sip petroleum. Instead of eating exclusively from the sun, humanity now began to sip petroleum. — Michael Pollan
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Petroleum's Sayings By John Hoeven: Pipelines are by far the safest way to transport petroleum. They are safer than tankers, Pipelines are by far the safest way to transport petroleum. They are safer than tankers, safer than trucks, safer than rail. — John Hoeven
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Petroleum's Sayings By Joel Salatin: In my opinion, if there is one extremely legitimate use for petroleum besides running wood In my opinion, if there is one extremely legitimate use for petroleum besides running wood chippers and front-end loaders to handle compost, it's making plastic for season extension. It parks many of the trucks [for cross-country produce transportation]. With the trucks parked, greenhouses, tall tunnels, and more seasonal, localized eating, can we feed ourselves? We still have to answer that burning question. — Joel Salatin
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Petroleum's Sayings By Dan Simmons: In twentieth-century Old Earth, a fast food chain took dead cow meat, fried it in In twentieth-century Old Earth, a fast food chain took dead cow meat, fried it in grease, added carcinogens, wrapped it in petroleum-based foam, and sold nine hundred billion units. Human beings. Go figure. — Dan Simmons
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Petroleum's Sayings By Michael Klare: Oil is also essential for military operations. No other substance, no other raw material, is Oil is also essential for military operations. No other substance, no other raw material, is so vital for the prosecution of warfare, than petroleum. And the United States being the world's only global power, is totally dependent on petroleum. — Michael Klare
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Petroleum's Sayings By Mike Rogers: Like the vast majority of my constituents, I continue to be concerned about record profits Like the vast majority of my constituents, I continue to be concerned about record profits reported by petroleum companies at a time when consumers are paying record high prices for gasoline. — Mike Rogers
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Petroleum's Sayings By Sunday Adelaja: Wealth of time is actually of more value than natural resources (petroleum, gold, diamond, gas Wealth of time is actually of more value than natural resources (petroleum, gold, diamond, gas etc.) and more valuable than human resources. — Sunday Adelaja
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Petroleum's Sayings By Fyodor Dostoyevsky: The enthusiasm of today's youth is as pure and bright as it was in our The enthusiasm of today's youth is as pure and bright as it was in our time. Only one thing has happened: a shift of goals, the replacement of one beauty with another! The entire misunderstanding lies merely in the question of which is more beautiful: Shakespeare or a pair of boots, Raphael or petroleum? — Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Petroleum's Sayings By Josh Tickell: The co-opting of the environmental movement by the petroleum industry had a shattering effect. It The co-opting of the environmental movement by the petroleum industry had a shattering effect. It crushed nascent biofuel businesses, killed research, cut off critical funding, stopped the building of new infrastructure, dissolved powerful alliances and seeded America with doubt over our ability to free ourselves from petroleum. — Josh Tickell
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Petroleum's Sayings By Daryl Hannah: The biodiesel we use is 100 percent, it has no petroleum in it. It was The biodiesel we use is 100 percent, it has no petroleum in it. It was already used in fryers throughout our local area. It's already had one life and now it's going to be used again, which is nice. — Daryl Hannah
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Petroleum's Sayings By Edward Abbey: Old foot trails may be neglected, back-country ranger stations left unmanned, and interpretive and protective Old foot trails may be neglected, back-country ranger stations left unmanned, and interpretive and protective services inadequately staffed, but the administrators know from long experience that millions for asphalt can always be found; Congress is always willing to appropriate money for more and bigger paved roads, anywhere - particularly if they form loops. Loop drives are extremely popular with the petroleum industry - they bring the motorist right back to the same gas station from which he started. — Edward Abbey
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Petroleum's Sayings By Peter Diamandis: The automotive X Prize, to a great degree, is focused on addressing petroleum usage and The automotive X Prize, to a great degree, is focused on addressing petroleum usage and carbon emissions. — Peter Diamandis
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Petroleum's Sayings By Jeffrey Eugenides: And yet sometimes she worried about what those musty old books were doing to her. And yet sometimes she worried about what those musty old books were doing to her. Some people majored in English to prepare for law school. Others became journalists. The smartest guy in the honors program, Adam Vogel, a child of academics, was planning on getting a Ph.D. and becoming an academic himself. That left a large contingent of people majoring in English by default. Because they weren't left-brained enough for science, because history was too dry, philosophy too difficult, geology too petroleum-oriented, and math too mathematical
because they weren't musical, artistic, financially motivated, or really all that smart, these people were pursuing university degrees doing something no different from what they'd done in first grade: reading stories. English was what people who didn't know what to major in majored in. — Jeffrey Eugenides
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Petroleum's Sayings By Ben H. Winters: OPEC stopped exporting oil in early November, the Canadians followed suit a couple of weeks OPEC stopped exporting oil in early November, the Canadians followed suit a couple of weeks later, and that was it. The Department of Energy opened the Strategic Petroleum Reserve on January 15, along with strictly enforced price controls, and everybody had gas for about nine days, and then they didn't anymore. — Ben H. Winters
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Petroleum's Sayings By Kayla Fioravanti: Bone-char is a granular material produced by charring animal bones. Bone- char is used to Bone-char is a granular material produced by charring animal bones. Bone- char is used to refine crude oil into petroleum jelly. — Kayla Fioravanti
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Petroleum's Sayings By Gerald R. Ford: We must proceed with our own energy development. Exploitation of domestic petroleum and natural gas We must proceed with our own energy development. Exploitation of domestic petroleum and natural gas potentialities, along with nuclear, solar, geothermal, and non-fossil fuels is vital. We will never again permit any foreign nation to have Uncle Sam over a barrel of oil. — Gerald R. Ford
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Petroleum's Sayings By Jon Meacham: Hugh Liedtke had a simple rule of thumb: Pick a name that started with either Hugh Liedtke had a simple rule of thumb: Pick a name that started with either A or Z, so you would be first or last in the telephone listings. With that in mind, the team chose Zapata Petroleum Corporation, after the Marlon Brando movie Viva Zapata!, which was playing in Midland. — Jon Meacham
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Petroleum's Sayings By Joseph P. Kauffman: Many bills proposing a national energy program that made use of America's vast agricultural resources Many bills proposing a national energy program that made use of America's vast agricultural resources for fuel production were killed by smear campaigns launched by vested petroleum interests. The oil companies had a monopoly over the automobile industry, and creating a new fuel would be a threat to their power. Due to the threat ethanol fuel posed to major oil companies, production was shut down and the idea of using ethanol as fuel became a thing of the past, another example of how the greed of power and profit has limited our potential. — Joseph P. Kauffman
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Petroleum's Sayings By Dick Gregory: You hear entertainers all the time, saying, 'If I couldn't get paid for this, I'd You hear entertainers all the time, saying, 'If I couldn't get paid for this, I'd do it for free.' When's the last time you ever heard a business person say, 'If I couldn't get paid for being chairman of British Petroleum, I'd do it for free'? — Dick Gregory
Petroleum's Sayings By Baba Kalyani: Subsidies on petroleum products and fertilizers should be phased out in a defined, time-bound manner. Subsidies on petroleum products and fertilizers should be phased out in a defined, time-bound manner. The resources that would get freed up could then be used to fund various social sector programmes in education, healthcare and other priority sectors. — Baba Kalyani
Petroleum's Sayings By Robert G. Ingersoll: Compare King William with the philosopher Haeckel. The king is one of the anointed by Compare King William with the philosopher Haeckel. The king is one of the anointed by the most high, as they claim - one upon whose head has been poured the divine petroleum of authority. Compare this king with Haeckel, who towers an intellectual colossus above the crowned mediocrity. Compare George Eliot with Queen Victoria. The Queen is clothed in garments given her by blind fortune and unreasoning chance, while George Eliot wears robes of glory woven in the loom of her own genius.
The world is beginning to pay homage to intellect, to genius, to heart.
We have advanced. We have reaped the benefit of every sublime and heroic self-sacrifice, of every divine and brave act; and we should endeavor to hand the torch to the next generation, having added a little to the intensity and glory of the flame. — Robert G. Ingersoll
Petroleum's Sayings By Michael Kumhof: A key impact of recent events was a very persistent, if not permanent shock in A key impact of recent events was a very persistent, if not permanent shock in the oil supply. This was caused as the oil industry hit geological boundaries, which meant that it could no longer maintain the historic growth rates in petroleum extraction. — Michael Kumhof
Petroleum's Sayings By Jennifer Robson: Persian insect powder, mixed into a paste with petroleum jelly, had killed the lice in Persian insect powder, mixed into a paste with petroleum jelly, had killed the lice in her hair, but then she'd inspected her clothes and found them infested with body lice, likely picked up from one of the walking wounded who — Jennifer Robson
Petroleum's Sayings By Richard Heinberg: The era of cheap oil and natural gas is coming to a crashing end, with The era of cheap oil and natural gas is coming to a crashing end, with global oil production projected to peak in 2010 and North American natural gas extraction rates already in decline. These events will have enormous implications for America's petroleum-dependent food system — Richard Heinberg
Petroleum's Sayings By Wendell Berry: That we should have an agriculture based as much on petroleum as the soil-that we That we should have an agriculture based as much on petroleum as the soil-that we need petroleum exactly as much as we need food and must have it before we can eat-may seem absurd. It is absurd. It is nevertheless true. — Wendell Berry
Petroleum's Sayings By John Harvey Kellogg: It is sunlight in modified form which turns all the windmills and water wheels and It is sunlight in modified form which turns all the windmills and water wheels and the machinery which they drive. It is the energy derived from coal and petroleum (fossil sunlight) which propels our steam and gas engines, our locomotives and automobiles ... Food is simply sunlight in cold storage. — John Harvey Kellogg
Petroleum's Sayings By Johnny Trigg: Gas grills are a no-no. Gas is a petroleum product. Rather than a smokey flavor, Gas grills are a no-no. Gas is a petroleum product. Rather than a smokey flavor, it will add a a petroleum-based weird taste into your meat. However, if you already have a gas grill, you can bring in some smoke flavor by tightly rolling wood chips in tin foil really tight and placing them on the top of your burners. — Johnny Trigg
Petroleum's Sayings By Fred Hoyle: The suggestion that petroleum might have arisen from some transformation of squashed fish or biological The suggestion that petroleum might have arisen from some transformation of squashed fish or biological detritus is surely the silliest notion to have been entertained by substantial numbers of persons over an extended period of time. — Fred Hoyle
Petroleum's Sayings By Lev Grossman: This whole world was a processed petroleum product. This whole world was a processed petroleum product. — Lev Grossman
Petroleum's Sayings By Virgil Goode: Even as we work to develop more sources of petroleum for the United States, we Even as we work to develop more sources of petroleum for the United States, we must continue our vigorous pursuit of alternative fuels, so that we can be powered by cleaner, more efficient sources of energy. — Virgil Goode
Petroleum's Sayings By Christopher Flavin: Renewable biofuels are meanwhile making inroads in the transportation fuels market and are beginning to Renewable biofuels are meanwhile making inroads in the transportation fuels market and are beginning to have a measurable impact on demand for petroleum fuels, contributing to a decline in oil consumption in the United States in particular starting in 2006 ... The 93 billion liters of biofuels produced worldwide in 2009 displaced the equivalent of an estimated 68 billion liters of gasoline, equal to about 5 percent of world gasoline production. — Christopher Flavin
Petroleum's Sayings By Alexander Von Humboldt: Petroleum is the product of a distillation from great depth and issues from the primitive Petroleum is the product of a distillation from great depth and issues from the primitive rocks beneath which the forces of all volcanic action lie. — Alexander Von Humboldt
Petroleum's Sayings By Wendell Berry: Under the rule of the "free market" ideology, we have gone through two decades of Under the rule of the "free market" ideology, we have gone through two decades of an energy crisis without an effective energy policy. Because of an easy and thoughtless reliance on imported oil, we have no adequate policy for the conservation of gasoline and other petroleum products. We have no adequate policy for the development or use of other, less harmful forms of energy. We have no adequate system of public transportation. — Wendell Berry
Petroleum's Sayings By Naomi Klein: Association of Petroleum Producers - spoke with federal government officials 536 times between 2008 and Association of Petroleum Producers - spoke with federal government officials 536 times between 2008 and 2012, while TransCanada, the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline, had 279 communications. The Climate Action Network, on the other hand, the country's broadest coalition devoted to emission reductions, only logged six communications in the same period. In the U.K., the energy industry met with the Department of Energy — Naomi Klein
Petroleum's Sayings By Gilbert F. White: Both group effort and individual testimony flow from conviction as to the role of people Both group effort and individual testimony flow from conviction as to the role of people on earth. In stewardship of the common heritage, a few simple beliefs recur: that all are indeed members of the same human family, that all share in responsibility for the others, that each is capable of responding directly to divine guidance. To seek to translate these into practical action with regard to soil or petroleum or the fish of the sea is not necessarily to do what is directly effective in changing society. — Gilbert F. White
Petroleum's Sayings By James Baker: When you have energy companies like Shell and British Petroleum, both of which are perhaps When you have energy companies like Shell and British Petroleum, both of which are perhaps represented in this room, saying there is a problem with excess carbon dioxide emission, I think we ought to listen. — James Baker
Petroleum's Sayings By Alan Archuleta: As we use our last reserves of petroleum and pollute our world drilling for oil As we use our last reserves of petroleum and pollute our world drilling for oil in areas where an "accident" can quickly become an enormous ecological disaster; as our air becomes more and more polluted and unhealthy; as food, housing, energy, transportation, and clothing become less and less affordable; what can save the Earth and civilization? Hemp can! — Alan Archuleta
Petroleum's Sayings By Kurt Vonnegut: Dear future generations: Please accept our apologies. We were rolling drunk on petroleum. Dear future generations: Please accept our apologies. We were rolling drunk on petroleum. — Kurt Vonnegut
Petroleum's Sayings By Thomas Pynchon: Strange, strange are the dynamics of oil and the ways of oilmen. Strange, strange are the dynamics of oil and the ways of oilmen. — Thomas Pynchon
Petroleum's Sayings By Denis Johnson: I'm sure we were all feeling blessed on this ferryboat among the humps of very I'm sure we were all feeling blessed on this ferryboat among the humps of very green
in the sunlight almost coolly burning, like phosphorus
islands, and the water of inlets winking in the sincere light of day, under a sky as blue and brainless as the love of God, despite the smell, the slight, dreamy suffocation, of some kind of petroleum-based compound used to seal the deck's seams. — Denis Johnson
Petroleum's Sayings By Nahum Goldmann: The Jews might have had Uganda, Madagascar, and other places for the establishment of a The Jews might have had Uganda, Madagascar, and other places for the establishment of a Jewish Fatherland, but they wanted absolutely nothing except Palestine, not because the Dead Sea water by evaporation can produce five trillion dollars of metaloids and powdered metals; not because the sub-soil of Palestine contains twenty times more petroleum than all the combined reserves of the two Americas; but because Palestine is the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa, because Palestine constitutes the veritable center of world political power, the strategic center for world control. — Nahum Goldmann
Petroleum's Sayings By Anthony Weiner: Here's a viewer's guide to BP media briefings. Whenever you hear someone with a British Here's a viewer's guide to BP media briefings. Whenever you hear someone with a British accent talking about this on behalf of British Petroleum they are not telling you the truth. That's the bottom-line. — Anthony Weiner
Petroleum's Sayings By Oliver North: Vladimir Putin is leading a dying country. Vladimir Putin's regime exports three things: petroleum products Vladimir Putin is leading a dying country. Vladimir Putin's regime exports three things: petroleum products - coal, natural gas, and hydrocarbon energy in the form of petroleum. Number two, it exports arms, and, number three, it exports people. — Oliver North
Petroleum's Sayings By James Buchan: There are signs that the age of petroleum has passed its zenith. Adjusted for inflation, There are signs that the age of petroleum has passed its zenith. Adjusted for inflation, a barrel of crude oil now sells for three times its long-run average. The large western oil companies, which cartellised the industry for much of the 20th century, are now selling more oil than they find, and are thus in the throes of liquidation. — James Buchan
Petroleum's Sayings By James Patterson: Toxic pheromone pollution. How can we combat that?" Charles Groh and I looked at each Toxic pheromone pollution. How can we combat that?" Charles Groh and I looked at each other. This was it. We'd finally arrived at the hard part. What had to be done. "The first step," I said, "would be removing the factors that are causing the environmental disturbance." "Remove petroleum products?" said the president. "And cell phones?" said the secretary of state. I nodded at both of them, then looked out at the faces around the table and on the screens. — James Patterson
Petroleum's Sayings By Barry Commoner: The major source of photochemical smog - petroleum-fueled vehicles - can be replaced by emission-free The major source of photochemical smog - petroleum-fueled vehicles - can be replaced by emission-free electric vehicles. — Barry Commoner
Petroleum's Sayings By Michael Pollan: The food industry burns nearly a fifth of all the petroleum consumed in the United The food industry burns nearly a fifth of all the petroleum consumed in the United States (about as much as automobiles do). Today it takes between seven and ten calories of fossil fuel energy to deliver one calorie of food energy to an American plate. — Michael Pollan
Petroleum's Sayings By Daniel Yergin: The battlefields of World War I established the importance of petroleum as an element of The battlefields of World War I established the importance of petroleum as an element of national power when the internal combustion machine overtook the horse and the coal-powered locomotive. — Daniel Yergin
Petroleum's Sayings By John McPhee: Wood was the main source of energy in the world until the eighteen-fifties, and it Wood was the main source of energy in the world until the eighteen-fifties, and it still could be. Roughly a tenth of the annual growth of all the trees on earth could yield alcohol enough to run everything that now uses coal and petroleum - every airplane, every industry, every automobile. — John McPhee
Petroleum's Sayings By Terry Pratchett: You're not allowed to call them dinosaurs any more," said Yo-less. "It's speciesist. You have You're not allowed to call them dinosaurs any more," said Yo-less. "It's speciesist. You have to call them pre-petroleum persons. — Terry Pratchett
Petroleum's Sayings By John Todd: The blending of architecture, solar, wind, biological and electronic technologies with housing, food production, and The
blending of architecture, solar, wind, biological and electronic
technologies with housing, food production, and waste utilization within
an ecological and cultural context will be the basis of creating a new
... design science for the post-petroleum era. — John Todd
Petroleum's Sayings By Fatih Birol: There are many disturbing news. We believe that the production of conventional petroleum reached peak There are many disturbing news. We believe that the production of conventional petroleum reached peak oil already in 2006. The oil fields in the North Sea and the US are collapsing ... time is running out. — Fatih Birol
Petroleum's Sayings By Catherine Friend: If we are going to start calling industrial corn sustainable, then we might as well If we are going to start calling industrial corn sustainable, then we might as well say that petroleum is a renewable resource if you're willing to wait long enough. — Catherine Friend
Petroleum's Sayings By Ali Babacan: Turkey's energy bill due to imports will fall with the increase in use of renewable Turkey's energy bill due to imports will fall with the increase in use of renewable energy sources. We have no control over the prices of petroleum and natural gas. — Ali Babacan
Petroleum's Sayings By Marc Cosentino: These factors include things like the unemployment rate, interest rates, the dollar's strength in the These factors include things like the unemployment rate, interest rates, the dollar's strength in the currency market, petroleum prices, and consumers' disposable income. Those — Marc Cosentino
Petroleum's Sayings By Jason Chaffetz: Our Strategic Petroleum Reserve is there for a natural disaster or some other catastrophe. Our Strategic Petroleum Reserve is there for a natural disaster or some other catastrophe. — Jason Chaffetz
Petroleum's Sayings By Stephen Kinzer: The riots that shook Abadan led many Iranians to rally to the workers' cause, partly The riots that shook Abadan led many Iranians to rally to the workers' cause, partly out of instinctive sympathy but also because of the grossly unequal terms under which the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company operated. In 1947, for example, the company reported an after-tax profit of £40 million-the equivalent of $112 million dollars-and gave Iran just £7 million. To make matters worse, it never complied with its commitment under the 1933 agreement with Reza Shah to give laborers better pay and more chance for advancement, nor had it built the schools, hospitals, roads, or telephone system it promised. Manucher Farmanfarmaian, who in 1949 became director of Iran's petroleum institute, was appalled by what he found at Abadan: — Stephen Kinzer
Petroleum's Sayings By Louis J. Halle: To me the bicycle is in many ways a more satisfactory invention than the automobile. To me the bicycle is in many ways a more satisfactory invention than the automobile. It is consonant with the independence of man because it works under his own power entirely. There is no combustion of some petroleum product..to set the pedals going. Purely mechanical instruments like watches and bicycles are to be preferred to engines that depend on the purchase of power from foreign sources ... The price of power is enslavement. — Louis J. Halle
Petroleum's Sayings By Josh Tickell: Imagine people growing hemp and making everything from food to fuel without petroleum! Imagine people growing hemp and making everything from food to fuel without petroleum! — Josh Tickell
Petroleum's Sayings By Joseph Heller: Milo had been earning many distinctions for himself. He had flown fearlessly into danger and Milo had been earning many distinctions for himself. He had flown fearlessly into danger and criticism by selling petroleum and ball bearings to Germany at good prices in order to make a good profit and help maintain a balance of power between the contending forces. His nerve under fire was graceful and infinite. With a devotion to purpose above and beyond the line of duty, he had then raised the price of food in his mess halls so high that all officers and enlisted men had to turn over all their pay to him in order to eat. Their alternative - there was an alternative, of course, since Milo detested coercion and was a vocal champion of freedom of choice - was to starve. — Joseph Heller
Petroleum's Sayings By Wole Soyinka: I am convinced that Nigeria would have been a more highly developed country without the I am convinced that Nigeria would have been a more highly developed country without the oil. I wished we'd never smelled the fumes of petroleum. — Wole Soyinka
Petroleum's Sayings By Veerappa Moily: The consumption of petroleum should be conserved. We need to adopt some austerity measures. The The consumption of petroleum should be conserved. We need to adopt some austerity measures. The people should cooperate with us. — Veerappa Moily
Petroleum's Sayings By Wendell Berry: For the 4 percent of our population that is left on the farm does not, For the 4 percent of our population that is left on the farm does not, by any stretch of imagination, feed the rest. That 4 percent is only a small part, and the worst-paid part, of a food production network that includes purchasers, wholesalers, retailers, processors, packagers, transporters, and the manufacturers and salesmen of machines, building materials, feeds, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, medicines, and fuel. All these producers are at once in competition with each other and dependent on each other, and all are dependent on the petroleum industry. As — Wendell Berry
Petroleum's Sayings By Harry Houdini: To cause the face to appear in a mass of flame make use of the To cause the face to appear in a mass of flame make use of the following: mix together thoroughly petroleum, lard, mutton tallow and quick lime. Distill this over a charcoal fire, and the liquid which results can be burned on the face without harm. — Harry Houdini
Petroleum's Sayings By Wendell Berry: There are lots of bad things that can happen to a food economy that's both There are lots of bad things that can happen to a food economy that's both extensive and centralized. There's no substitute for petroleum. To have a growth economy based on a declining fuel supply is bound to be stressful. — Wendell Berry
Petroleum's Sayings By Kurt Vonnegut: The humanoids told Don that if he went home with a whore, she would cook The humanoids told Don that if he went home with a whore, she would cook him a meal of petroleum and coal products at fancy prices. And then, while he ate them, she would talk dirty about how fresh and full of natural juices the food was, even though the food was fake. — Kurt Vonnegut
Petroleum's Sayings By Mohammed Reza Pahlavi: The world petroleum story is one of the most inhuman known to man: in it, The world petroleum story is one of the most inhuman known to man: in it, elementary moral and social principles are jeered at. If powerful oil trusts no longer despoil and humiliate our country it is not because these predators have become human, but because we have won a hard-fought battle which has been going on since the beginning of the century. — Mohammed Reza Pahlavi
Petroleum's Sayings By Henry Johnson Jr: Liberia got Petroleum (Oil): The problem of development lies in good leadership and great communication. Liberia got Petroleum (Oil): The problem of development lies in good leadership and great communication. Some of our leaders want to turn the country's oil company into the Gaddafi regime of Libya that they could rule Liberia and their sons and grand kids can also rule as well. It's a form of oppression. The Liberian people want a leader, not an oppressor or an installed puppet. Someone who will put the country and its peoples' interest first. Not a corrupt politician who's out to rip the country apart, in the name of enriching their families. — Henry Johnson Jr
Petroleum's Sayings By Nicholas Anderson: The Ukraine is still under Russian influence, even if they did give us independence. Ethnic The Ukraine is still under Russian influence, even if they did give us independence. Ethnic Russians number 22% of our population. The facts remain they will control us economically. We will continue to owe them monetarily for the natural gas, the petroleum and all other industrial tools we need. After they've exhausted our scant resources and we have run up large bills, they will just walk right back in and take us over again. Monitor it closely in the years to come, Nicholas, you will see I am right. It could be easy to disregard this movement of mine, if it weren't for the queer twists and turns history takes from time to time. — Nicholas Anderson
Petroleum's Sayings By David Deming: The largest mistake would be to start to move away from petroleum, a proven and The largest mistake would be to start to move away from petroleum, a proven and economic energy source, to more speculative and expensive sources ... The world will eventually leave the age of oil, but there is no geologic reason for this to happen until near the end of the 21st century. — David Deming
Petroleum's Sayings By John Cage: Dad's oil dehydrator was a contained electrostatic field, one electrode down the center, the other Dad's oil dehydrator was a contained electrostatic field, one electrode down the center, the other the container's inner wall. Principal problem was finding a dielectric to separate the two. Refuse oil poured in came out as oil of the highest grade, dry chemicals, and drinking water. Petroleum Rectifying Company successfully prohibited its use. — John Cage
Petroleum's Sayings By James Buchan: A century ago, petroleum - what we call oil - was just an obscure commodity; A century ago, petroleum - what we call oil - was just an obscure commodity; today it is almost as vital to human existence as water. — James Buchan
Petroleum's Sayings By Sarah Vowell: Until the first petroleum well was drilled in Pennsylvania in 1859, whale oil *was* oil. Until the first petroleum well was drilled in Pennsylvania in 1859, whale oil *was* oil. In Leviathan, a fine history of whaling, Eric Jay Dolin enumerates whale Phil's manifold applications: 'It was used in the production of soap, textiles, leather, paints, and varnishes, and it lubricated the tools and machines that drove the Industrial Revolution.' In fact, its use as a lubricant impervious to extremes in temperature persisted well into the space age
NASA lubed its moon landers and other remotely operated vehicles with sperm whale oil until the International Whaling Commission banned commercial whaling in 1986. — Sarah Vowell
Petroleum's Sayings By Jose Ramos-Horta: We have already significant sums of money in our petroleum fund, a fund created by We have already significant sums of money in our petroleum fund, a fund created by law that includes all the revenues received from the Timor Sea, and invests in conservative, safe, long-term investment portfolios - right now in US Treasury Bonds. — Jose Ramos-Horta
Petroleum's Sayings By Josh Tickell: I believe we will see a biofuels resurgence. While gas prices skyrocket and we continue I believe we will see a biofuels resurgence. While gas prices skyrocket and we continue to wage wars for oil, while spills, fracking, tar sands and the oil madness of our empire continue, people are waking up and realizing that you can't be against petroleum and against fuels that come from nature. — Josh Tickell
Petroleum's Sayings By Holley Bishop: At the turn of the century, Edwin Binney and his nephew, C. Harold Smith, who At the turn of the century, Edwin Binney and his nephew, C. Harold Smith, who were in the paint business, thought there might be a market for colored wax sticks and began experimenting with beeswax and some of the newer petroleum-based varieties. In 1903, they produced the first rainbow box of eight wax crayons, which they sold successfully to schools. Alice Binney, Edwin's wife, christened them "Crayolas" by joining the French word craie, or chalk, with "ola," short for "oleaginous," or oily. Many — Holley Bishop
Petroleum's Sayings By Al Gore: You're going to see new processes that utilize waste as the source of energy, so You're going to see new processes that utilize waste as the source of energy, so there's no petroleum consumed in the process - that makes the energy balance uniformly positive. — Al Gore
Petroleum's Sayings By Kim DeWalt: The plain white vinegar sold in gallon jugs in stores is particularly unsuitable for a The plain white vinegar sold in gallon jugs in stores is particularly unsuitable for a health treatment, since it is made from petroleum and is completely synthetic. — Kim DeWalt
Petroleum's Sayings By Michael Ignatieff: Relying exclusively on air power has limits: planes are effective against fixed strategic targets, like Relying exclusively on air power has limits: planes are effective against fixed strategic targets, like petroleum storage, bridges, and command bunkers; but even then, air power rarely succeeds by itself in destroying a regime's ability to command and control its forces. — Michael Ignatieff
Petroleum's Sayings By Stephen Kinzer: The two largest oil-producing countries in Latin America, Mexico and Venezuela, sold petroleum to Nicaragua The two largest oil-producing countries in Latin America, Mexico and Venezuela, sold petroleum to Nicaragua at concessional rates for several years beginning in 1980. The program was curtailed because Nicaragua could not make even reduced payments. — Stephen Kinzer
Petroleum's Sayings By Ben Bernanke: Growth in U.S. real imports slowed to about 3 percent in 2006, in part reflecting Growth in U.S. real imports slowed to about 3 percent in 2006, in part reflecting a drop in real terms in imports of crude oil and petroleum products. — Ben Bernanke
Petroleum's Sayings By Ivan Mejia: Bombas Tipo OH1 y OH2" (ANSI/API Std. 610. Eleventh Edition- September 2010. ISO 13709:2009 (Identical). Bombas Tipo OH1 y OH2" (ANSI/API Std. 610. Eleventh Edition- September 2010. ISO 13709:2009 (Identical). Centrifugal pumps for petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries). — Ivan Mejia
Petroleum's Sayings By David Letterman: There is so much oil now in the Gulf of Mexico, and you can thank There is so much oil now in the Gulf of Mexico, and you can thank the folks of British Petroleum for this, so much oil in the Gulf, you can now park on it. — David Letterman
Petroleum's Sayings By Enrique Pena Nieto: Important reserves of natural resources, like petroleum and precious metals, are the bulwarks for laying Important reserves of natural resources, like petroleum and precious metals, are the bulwarks for laying the foundations for the future. — Enrique Pena Nieto
Petroleum's Sayings By Joe Bageant: The reality is that our economy now consists of driving 250 million vehicles around the The reality is that our economy now consists of driving 250 million vehicles around the suburbs and malls and eating fried chicken. We don't manufacture much. We just burn up ever scarcer petroleum in the ever-expanding suburbs built with mortgage money lent to people who haven't a clue. — Joe Bageant
Petroleum's Sayings By Christopher Hitchens: Control over the production and distribution of oil is the decisive factor in defining who Control over the production and distribution of oil is the decisive factor in defining who rules whom in the Middle East. — Christopher Hitchens
Petroleum's Sayings By Barry Humphries: Oddly enough, Dame Edna is not interested in show business. Her friends in Los Angeles Oddly enough, Dame Edna is not interested in show business. Her friends in Los Angeles are mostly in the world of petroleum. She used to have some acting friends. Sadly, Joan Rivers has passed on. Larry Hagman was a close friend. A number of others. — Barry Humphries
Petroleum's Sayings By Robert Stikmanz: This is our struggle: to re-bury the coal and slow the flow of petroleum from This is our struggle: to re-bury the coal and slow the flow of petroleum from the earth," she counted them off from pinky to thumb on one hand, "To teach the farming way that cleans the soil and enriches the land. To bring the lore of machines run by energy of grass and waters and sun and wind. To place the love of silence and darkness again beside the love of noise and light. And to cause humans to greatly slow their breeding and breeding and breeding and breeding. This is our struggle. — Robert Stikmanz
Petroleum's Sayings By George Monbiot: Confronted with the twin disasters of climate change and an impending oil peak, it is Confronted with the twin disasters of climate change and an impending oil peak, it is hard to see how anyone could justify the assertion that the need to drive a car which can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles an hour in 4.5 seconds (the Audi S4 for example) overrides the Ethiopians' need to avoid recurrent famines, or the whole world's need to avoid the economic catastrophe we'll suffer if petroleum peaks too soon. — George Monbiot
Petroleum's Sayings By Kurt Vonnegut: What's going to happen is, very soon, we're going to run out of petroleum, and What's going to happen is, very soon, we're going to run out of petroleum, and everything depends on petroleum. And there go the school buses. There go the fire engines. The food trucks will come to a halt. This is the end of the world. — Kurt Vonnegut
Petroleum's Sayings By Wendell Berry: Soon the majority of the world's people will be living in cities. We are now Soon the majority of the world's people will be living in cities. We are now obliged to think of so many people demanding the means of life from the land, to which they will no longer have a practical connection, and of which they will have little knowledge. We are obliged also to think of the consequences of any attempt to meet this demand by large-scale, expensive, petroleum-dependent technological schemes that will ignore local conditions and local needs. — Wendell Berry
Petroleum's Sayings By Lester R. Brown: Nuclear power, once regarded as petroleum's natural heir, has become less and less attractive as Nuclear power, once regarded as petroleum's natural heir, has become less and less attractive as its numerous drawbacks come to light. Coal, the other fossil fuel, is ultimately as exhaustible as oil. — Lester R. Brown
Petroleum's Sayings By Bill Moyers: Big money and big business, corporations and commerce, are again the undisputed overlords of politics Big money and big business, corporations and commerce, are again the undisputed overlords of politics and government. The White House, the Congress and, increasingly, the judiciary, reflect their interests. We appear to have a government run by remote control from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers and the American Petroleum Institute. To hell with everyone else. — Bill Moyers
Petroleum's Sayings By Dan Simmons: Nobody gets beyond a petroleum economy. Not while there's petroleum there. Nobody gets beyond a petroleum economy. Not while there's petroleum there. — Dan Simmons
Petroleum's Sayings By Al Gore: Even as looters were carrying off many of Iraq's priceless antiquities from museums designed to Even as looters were carrying off many of Iraq's priceless antiquities from museums designed to commemorate the "cradle of civilization," only one government building was protected by American troops: the petroleum ministry. In 2007, even as Iraq was disintegrating into sectarian violence, the Bush administration was carefully crafting legal documents - while the United States was still the occupying power - guaranteeing preferential access to the enormous profits expected from production of Iraq's vast oil reserves for ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, and Shell. — Al Gore
Petroleum's Sayings By Marcy Kaptur: I believe America's chief strategic vulnerability is our dependence on imported petroleum. I believe America's chief strategic vulnerability is our dependence on imported petroleum. — Marcy Kaptur