Saudi Arabia expelling Canadian ambassador, suspending new trade


petros
+1
#841
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

So why aren't we using it? Maybe we are saving it for when the Saudis run out?

You visited a S. SASK Rez that runs an oil company. Didn't you do any research before sleeping with the enemy?
 
petros
+1
#842
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Forget about tuning them into fuel. Build an industry that produces exotic, cutting edge polymers in Alberta. Sposor some research. Become a world-leading plastics supplier.

Already happening.
 
petros
+1
#843
Canadian heavy oil is in very high demand.

Big demand for diesel

Susan Bell, oil analyst at IHS Markit, expects gas prices to rise by 10 cents from now to the end of summer as a gasoline inventory glut in the market starts to ease, and crude oil prices head higher, in part due to demand for diesel fuel.

Airline ticket prices could rise because of obscure new fuel rule
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is introducing a sulphur limit rule for 2020, known as IMO 2020, which will decrease the amount of sulphur allowed in the fuel from 3.5 per cent to 0.5 per cent. This will affect large ships that use low grade fuel, which is considered the bottom of the barrel, because of its air-polluting qualities. In order to comply, many ships will likely have to switch to diesel, pushing up demand for heavy crude oil, which is used to make diesel.

"International factors such as the International Maritime Organization's global bunker fuel oil specification change will require refiners to increase crude oil runs to meet strong diesel demand," Bell said.

"This, along with crude oil supply challenges that result from U.S. sanctions against Iran and Venezuela, will support crude oil price increases. Gasoline prices will respond in kind with the increase in crude oil prices."

McTeague said a more-than-six-cents-a-litre jump in the price of diesel "will pretty much affect the price of everything."

"It has direct and indirect costs, and I think it's the indirect ones that we really haven't calculated," McTeague said. "But, I do get nervous when I see that food prices, the basket of goods that make up grocery prices have skyrocketed this year compared to last year, much of it driven by fuel."

He said many people have already made the switch to smaller cars, but this kind of price rise may necessitate new ways to economize.

"Most people have moved to more efficient vehicles, but is there room for more efficiencies? For sure."

The price of benchmark U.S. crude oil — West Texas Intermediate (WTI) — has surged nearly 47 per cent since hitting a one-year low in December, now trading around $62 US a barrel. Meanwhile, the price of Western Canadian Select (WCS) has quadrupled — jumping more than 300 per cent to around $54 US — since hitting a yearly low in November.

https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5081757
 
pgs
Free Thinker
+1
#844
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Forget about tuning them into fuel. Build an industry that produces exotic, cutting edge polymers in Alberta. Sposor some research. Become a world-leading plastics supplier.

Good idea , hop to it .
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
#845
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Good idea , hop to it .

You'll "hop to it", eh pigs? If you've "hopped to it" at any point in your life, I'd be very surprised. Pernicious whiners like you don't tend to leave worthwhile things behind them ... just cheap whines.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#846
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

the same fuel that has been doing it for the last 100 years?
because there is no such thing as progress or change


Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Ok Einstein name a Tractor running on alternative power I can buy that will run 14+ hours a day in dusty conditions to put my crop in this spring. How about next spring?


I'm still hearing crickets from you, do you have an answer?
 
petros
#847
HyperLoop tractors.

Tractors will go CNG/hybrid electric soon.
 
Hoid
#848
Oh are we doing the thing where you ask for something and I answer and youi ask for something else etc etc until we all agree that climate change is fake?
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#849
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

HyperLoop tractors.
Tractors will go CNG/hybrid electric soon.

CNG/Hybrid doesn't count still using fossil fuels Hoid said that there is alternative power available I'm asking him to name 1
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#850
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Oh are we doing the thing where you ask for something and I answer and youi ask for something else etc etc until we all agree that climate change is fake?

Nope I'm asking you to name 1 tractor using alternative power I can purchase to plant my crop this spring
 
pgs
Free Thinker
+1
#851
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

You'll "hop to it", eh pigs? If you've "hopped to it" at any point in your life, I'd be very surprised. Pernicious whiners like you don't tend to leave worthwhile things behind them ... just cheap whines.

You want a plastics industry , start one , why would you expect others to do the dirty work ?
 
Hoid
#852
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Nope I'm asking you to name 1 tractor using alternative power I can purchase to plant my crop this spring

John Deere.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#853
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

John Deere.

Did you just pick a manufacturer's name? They don't have anything purely alternative energy yet, nice try next

This is as close as they are right now

John Deere’s first fully electric tractor
Fred Lambert
Paris, France

Quote:

American tractor manufacturer John Deere has pulled the wraps off of its first fully electric tractor in a new video published this week. The tractor project is called Sustainable Energy Supply for Agricultural Machinery, or SESAM, and John Deere plans to officially unveil it at the Paris International Agribusiness Show in early 2017.
The iconic American machinery manufacturer showcased the new prototype ahead of the Sima show in France next month.

While the company dabbled in alternative fuel sources for its full-size agricultural tractors in the past, including a hybrid electric version, this concept called SESAM (Sustainable Energy Supply for Agricultural Machinery) is the first fully powered by a battery pack.

Where you would normally find a large diesel engine under the hood, there are stacks of battery packs adding up to 130 kWh of capacity:
That’s more energy than in Tesla’s highest capacity battery pack (100 kWh). SESAM needs it to tow large tools and to perform other tasks, which it can do while in “off mode” without having a large diesel engine running as highlighted by the company in a video released last week (embedded below).

As for power, the vehicle is equipped with two 150 kW electric motors for a total power output of up to 300kW (402hp).

John Deere expects that the electric motors will require much less maintenance than a diesel engine. They will also provide redundancy and last longer.
John Deere didn’t release any detail about the availability of the new machine, but it also announced a new development group focused on the electrification of its machinery. We could soon see more electric machines.

 
Hoid
#854
3 year old link?

nice work
 
darkbeaver
Republican
#855
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Or phase out fossil fuels. We do have the tech, ya know.


No we don,t have the tech. Phasing out so called fossil fuels would mean mass starvation in very short order. Mankinds contribution to the CO2 load is .03 % with the earths oceans responsible for the rest. Plants love CO2. And you should too. Those infamous carbon taxes will do absolutely nothing to lessen global pollution, except make the uneducated feel good right up untill they freeze to death.

Last edited by darkbeaver; Apr 8th, 2019 at 05:12 PM..
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
#856
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

You want a plastics industry , start one , why would you expect others to do the dirty work ?

Sure.

We'll start one in Sarnia where the rest of the country's petrochemical industry is cenereed.

Crap, you're a stupid pig.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#857
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

3 year old link?
nice work

2017 2 year old link and the tractor is still not available so now what Hoid?
 
Hoid
#858
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

2017 2 year old link and the tractor is still not available so now what Hoid?

Really? As far as I know the tractor is there.
 
Hoid
#859
https://www.futurefarming.com/Machin...ractor-4419WP/
 
Hoid
#860
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

2017 2 year old link and the tractor is still not available so now what Hoid?

the article says something early 2017 being in the future.

so that makes it late 2016 at the earliest doesn't it?
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#861
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

https://www.futurefarming.com/Machin...ractor-4419WP/

Nice find but limited production in Europe and a 5 hour charge kinda eliminates me from buying it anything else?
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#862
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Really? As far as I know the tractor is there.

Where? not on any lot I've been on
 
Hoid
#863
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Nice find but limited production in Europe and a 5 hour charge kinda eliminates me from buying it anything else?

get one that runs on an extension cord.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
+1
#864
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

get one that runs on an extension cord.

Sure find one that I can buy, So no alternative to petroleum in the heavy equipment yet is there?
 
Hoid
#865
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Sure find one that I can buy, So no alternative to petroleum in the heavy equipment yet is there?

none that you will allow
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
+1
#866
Allow what? I'm asking you what is the alternative?
 
Hoid
#867
bio fuel?

I'm just keeping the ball in the air until we can all agree climate change is fake and that Trudeau wants to force our kids to have sex changes.
 
EagleSmack
+1
#868
Saudi retaliation against Canada during feud detailed in government memo


http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/saud...memo-1.5085832




And Trudeau and the Liberal Government just sat there and took it. The Saudi Prince outfoxed Trudeau at every corner.
 
Tecumsehsbones
#869
Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

Saudi retaliation against Canada during feud detailed in government memo
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/saud...memo-1.5085832
And Trudeau and the Liberal Government just sat there and took it. The Saudi Prince outfoxed Trudeau at every corner.

Trudeau didn't worship the orb and let bin Salman get away with murder.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#870
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

bio fuel?
I'm just keeping the ball in the air until we can all agree climate change is fake and that Trudeau wants to force our kids to have sex changes.

Carbon emissions not a true alternative, nice try, next