What can we do to stop Haliburton and the Natural Gas companies from drilling and polluting all our water?
So many people are suffering with contaminated wells in Colorado, Wyoming and other states. Now the wells and streams are being contaminated in Pennsylvania.
People can light the "water" coming out of their faucets on FIRE! These natural gas companies are using billions of gallons of waters are contaminating our water, our agriculture, are meat and milk supplies.
Meanwhile, Dick Cheney and his cronies are getting richer while everyone in these areas are getting terribly sick.
Are their any activist organizations trying to stop them?
Question answered by One small candle
Those who think Cheney has no ties to Haliburton, or that Haliburton is not responsible for the "frakking" you are talking about is fooling themselves, or just a fool.
People need to watch the HBO documentary: "GASLAND"
or read about it here.
Even Fox News has pointed out that the Gas companies are lying to the American public.
What's the deal with the electric and gas companies in new apartments?
When you move into a new apartment, you have to "start service" with the electric and gas companies.
Does anyone know what would happen if you didn't call to start service? Would there be no gas and electricity going to that unit?
I ask because I've signed up for both, and after telling them I'm moving in on a weekend and to start the service Monday, they say it'll be on for the weekend anyway.
Question answered by sophieb
What you explain and talk about is normal procedure.
Usually the gas/electric and water are under the name of the apartment complex owners and then when a new person moves in they sign up and it goes into that new person's name, and when they leave then they cancel the service after full payment is made and payment/service reverts back to the apartment complex owners. The companies can switch the service (the payors) on their records quickly and don't have to switch it like at a switching station or anything.
Your lease more than likely reads that you cannot enter or live in the apartment without gas/electric/water. And the owners will know immediately when they receive the bill that you have not switched it and will either bill you or demand that you leave.
Electric is required for heat, ac, cooking, water heater for bathing, refrigerator, seeing for safety sake (lamps) and entertainment (like tv, computer, etc.). So you really do need to sign onto that service. A lot of apartments don't have cross ventilation or the ventilation is poor so you really do need the electric so that you can have fans move the air so you can breathe.
Depends on how much you use the electric and gas (there's probably a meter out back that's connected to your apartment), but like for me, I use about $1 or a tad more per day of the service so if they start yours earlier even if you're not in there $1 or a little more won't break your budget, as long as it's turned off while you're not in there.
Here the service companies determine your proposed use by the usage of the former tenant and so determine the "deposit" that way. Usually they ask for the deposit up front before they start the service. Since you didn't mention that then perhaps they will include the deposit fee in your first bill.
How do gas companies expect Americans to afford these outrageous gas prices?
People can't afford this! It's because of the gas companies raising their gas per gallon that alot of other companies can't collect their money each month from customers whether it be a phone bill, rent, grocery stores and retail stores suffering because of more money to put into gas tanks to get where they need to go, bill collectors can't get their money because of everybody's money going to Shell, Chevron, and BP gas stations taking everybody's money. Don't you agree? How do you expect the average American not to go into debt when he/she hasn't received a raise and the only raise is the gas prices per gallon?
Question answered by Joe B
Nobody even blame this on Obama I'm just saying this early.
Christ when Bush was in office it went over $4 a gallon.
How can we help stop pollution caused by Oil/Gas companies?
What can we do in our lives to reduce climate change caused by oil and gas companies?
Question answered by Peter J
If you're worried about it, stop using anything that is made of or uses oil to function.
So, start by turning off the computer,
stop going to the grocery store (because most things are wrapped in oil and everything got there using oil and was grown using oil)
Don't turn on your lights
Don't drink coffee.
Basically, anything you can grow with simple hand tools within walking distance of your home should be what you eat.
Thanks for doing that for us.
Oil and gas companies produce products we all need. They produce products we all use, and charge us very little for them.
Where can i find a list of well known private oil & gas companies?
Where can i find a list of well known private oil & gas companies and oil & gas equipment suppliers?
Question answered by Mohammad
1. List of US based oil and gas companies is available at the under noted site.
2. It is most probable that most of them are in private sector.
3. Worldwide Directory of Subsea Oil and Gas Companies at the under noted site will also be helpful in identifying the private companies.
4. The website also gives information about the equipments also.
5. In UK, British Petroleum Corporation is a reputed oil and gas company(most probably in private sector).
6. In India, Reliance Industries Ltd., is a oil and gas company in private sector.
What does it mean when the gas company has a reading of 30 from a leaking pipe in my yard?
The gas company had a device that sniffs the ground. It mad this buzzing noise and the reading from it was 29, 30. Is this serious? From what I understand it has been leaking for a while. It is coming from a gas pipe that has been put down in the 1940's.
Question answered by Happy Gramps
Apparently, you saw the gas company person doing the reading of the pipe - did you ask him/her what steps may be taken for the situation ?? If not, then contact them ASAP to see what they are going to do to fix the leak - it could be extremely dangerous if not repaired !!!
Is it true gas companies bought the rights to electric cars?
We've had the technology for decades, but why aren't we taking advantage of electric cars? I heard it's because the gas companies bought the rights to them so no one can make them. Is this true?
Question answered by Dana1981
There's actually some truth to this rumor. For example, the battery used in the Toyota RAV4 EV was owned by General Motors, until Texaco bought the rights to it. Then Chevron merged with Texaco and inhereted the patent rights, and shut down the RAV4 EV production. Can't make the EV without the battery.
The RAV4 EVs that were made before production was shut down are still popular today. Ed Begley owns one, and others have recently sold for around $80,000 on eBay. If Toyota could have continued making them, they would have sold very well.
For the most part though, electric cars have been slow to develop because there hasn't been much demand until gas prices shot up.
How will the democrats lower gas prices by rescending susidies to gas companies?
Several dems suggested their first step to decrease gas prices would be to take away the $billions in subsidies given to gas companies. I would think that this would cause prices to go up as the cost of gas would have to increase to maintain profit levels. Maybe I'm stupid but this doesn't make sense to me.
Question answered by howdigethere
It won't, of course. But it sounds good to a large portion of the population who wants to hear "take from the rich, give to the poor"; so it buys votes.
In actually, every time any company, of any kind has a new or increased tax or any other cost increase, we pay for it. That is free enterprise. And, some of our brilliant congressmen don't understand this. That is why they make stupid decisions.
Anyone who complains about someone making millions or billions would not complain if they were the one making millions. I suggest you go buy and oil well.
how to learn if oil and gas companies are interested in my land in windham, ohio?
I own 11 acres in Windham, Ohio. Recent news indicates oil and gas companies are seeking lease rights in Windham, specifically mentioning Chesapeake Energy corp. Before I sell property, want to know if this land might be suited for drilling.
Question answered by Zarg222
if gas is in the area - they might want to lease the land for future drilling but they might not drill ON your property - after the lease is signed - you will get some money for that but it may be several years before they actually drill a well and start pumping gas and you start seeing royalties
Chesapeake leased my land in NE Penna - teh guy I bought teh land from leased it in mid 2007- my property is at the bottom of the hill from the actual well and the well has been online for 9 months now (3 yrs after lease signed) and I'm still waiting to see if I am even in the royalty pool - if I am, I should have recieved at least 7 royalty checks by now
you could see anywhere from $20-50,000 just for the leasing rights (plus 15-20% royalties) if rates per acre hold up like they are in Penna
When gas prices go up what will happen to stock in gas companies?
I hear gas prices are supposed to skyrocket, does that mean if you buy stock in gas companies now will they also increase?
Question answered by jeff410
The companies that refine oil and sell gasoline should make money on higher gas prices, but it really depends on their refining margins, the difference between what it costs to produce or buy oil and what they can sell the gasoline at.