Steve Breen by Steve Breen

Steve Breen

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  1. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Of course, the price of drinkable water in those areas might go the other way.

    Sure, Fracking MIGHT be able to be done in a way that doesn’t contaminate groundwater, but when the Gas Companies say “Don’t worry about it,” I worry about it.

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, almost 2 years ago

    Cars start running on natural gas and I’ll buy this… long as fracking the tank full doesn’t mean poisoning the ground water.

  3. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    But but it is on a world scale blah blah I don’t know what I am talking about lib.
    Let me nip this one. Yes it is traded on a world scale. The more out there will do more then two things but here is the big ones. oil is traded in the USA $. By putting more into the system our self will get us lower prices by simply supply and demand. Lower prices by having more GDP to export that will help back Obama’s devalued $. Obama is printing $ and soon pop will go the bubble if we have nothing to back it up. Oil can back it up.

  4. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 2 years ago

    @wmconelly

    You can convert YOUR car today. But the infrastructure is geared to gasoline for your car so you must make special arrangements to keep your tanks full.

  5. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 2 years ago

    Wow, has Breen even LOOKED at the real price we pay for fracking? Evidently not.

  6. jinrock

    jinrock said, almost 2 years ago

    Some large truck makers are in the process of switching to natural gas for their engines now and Flying J truck stops are going to supply the fuel coast to coast.

  7. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, almost 2 years ago

    If the stuff they pump down is so harmless, why don’t they tell you what’s in it, exactly. Every time someone withholds information from you you are being gamed…

  8. spyderred

    spyderred said, almost 2 years ago

    If you know this you know more than the rest of the world, Mr. Breen.

  9. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, almost 2 years ago

    The cost of energy to consumers isn’t going to go below what the energy companies think they can get for it. Believing otherwise shows a complete lack of understanding and failure to learn from the past.

  10. Jim Guess

    Jim Guess said, almost 2 years ago

    Interesting comments … some are also clueless.
    1) Ground water is collected from wells FAR less than 1000 feet deep.
    2) Fracking is done at 5000 feet and a lot deeper.
    3) Are you saying that the fracking process ‘contamination’ will penetrate 4000 feet of rock?
    4) Do you even have a CLUE as to how thick 4000 feet of rock is?

    Therefore, anyone that says the ground water will be ‘contaminated’ by the natural gas we get from fracking wells, is a ‘special kind of stupid.’

  11. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Contamination of ground water HAS happened, so you may be the special kind of stupid^ http://www.hcn.org/issues/43.3/unpacking-health-hazards-in-frackings-chemical-cocktail

  12. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Jim Guess

    http://www.hcn.org/blogs/goat/fracking-fluid-spill-raises-concerns-over-regulation

  13. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, almost 2 years ago

    @jim Guess

    by your logic the flotsam washing up along the west coast from the Japanese tsunami can’t happen because they’re too far away.

    guess the meteor that struck Russia a couple of weeks ago couldn’t have happened either, came from too far away.

    guess you’ve never heard of the ‘elk line’ in the mountains, go ahead and drink the water.

    what we don’t know won’t hurt us. the hubris of the deniers!

  14. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    And… http://www.hcn.org/articles/feds-link-water-contamination-to-fracking-for-the-first-time

  15. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, almost 2 years ago

    Fracking is economically feasible only because oil is $100 a barrel (±$20). This cartoon suggests that fracking produces fuel for the equivalent of $20 a barrel, which shows that Mr Breen knows absolutely nothing about energy economics.


    Economics can’t tell if a charismatic figure can hold a cartel together to support high prices, but history says it’s unlikely. So, if someone figured out how to produce any kind of fuel for the true equivalent of $20 a barrel of sweet oil, it’s almost certain the price of fuel would fall to the equivalent of $20 a barrel of sweet oil (roughly $1 per gallon). But fracking ain’t it. Nor is anything else on the horizon.

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