Shell Oil to rig – rig to race Formula 1

By |2019-12-27T16:06:37-08:00November 9th, 2017|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Ferrari, oil, Racing|Tags: , , , |

When I told a girlfriend I was going out on a Shell oil rig she scrunched up her face and quizzically asked why. If you ask people where they buy their gasoline, they will rattle off the name of their local gasoline station. Most people don't think about where petroleum comes from that they are [...]

Finland and Russia, oil and automobiles

By |2020-01-07T16:19:03-08:00August 4th, 2005|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Ford, Fossil fuels, Politics, Volvo|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Finland, Russia, and Volvo I met Pekka Tefke, President of Volvo Oy Ab (Finland), at the 2005 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, MI. Tefke was astonished that the auto show of the year was “all the buzz about environmental concerns.” The show was also about not using as much oil, keeping the fun [...]

How much oil does the World have and need?

By |2017-03-22T08:08:22-07:00August 6th, 2004|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Diesel, Fossil fuels, Gasoline (petrol), Natural gas, Podcasts, Technology, Volkswagen|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

There is a fear of vulnerability in our way of life. There is a fear that world oil dependence will soon lead to the depletion of petroleum. A less spoken anxiety is the vulnerability that we are purchasing oil from countries with whom we don't have shared values and from some countries that we think [...]