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  • Brian Harrison
    Aug 15, 2005
      With respect to the price of energy, hedge funds like the one T. Boone Pickens operates are part of the problem. Those funds have been buying futures contacts on the NYMEX for the last year pushing up the price. When he's quoted as saying "Oil prices going higher", he's talking his position. The higher the price goes the more money he makes, several hundred million last year alone. Its not a secret, see the attached link. http://www.forbes.com/energy/2004/11/04/cx_tm_1104boonelander.html

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      From: hreg@yahoogroups.com [mailto:hreg@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of J. P. Malone
      Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2005 2:18 PM
      To: hreg@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: RE: [hreg] what's so great about hybrids?


      CNN said it is $3 in parts of California. Boone Pickens who has been correct in forecasting the moves through $40, $50 & $60 per barrel for oil, predicted last week S75 within the next 12 months.

      Wonder how that calcs to per gallon price of gasoline?

      J. Patrick Malone


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      From: hreg@yahoogroups.com [mailto:hreg@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of SBT Designs
      Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2005 1:13 PM
      To: hreg@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [hreg] what's so great about hybrids?

      I just got back from New Orleans. Regular gas there was $2.69 in many, many

      locations. Brrrrrrrrrr. $3.00 is on the horizon

      Steven Shepard
      SBT Designs
      25581 IH-10 West
      San Antonio, Texas 78257
      (210) 698-7109
      www.sbtdesigns.com

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      From: "Robert Johnston" <junk1@...>
      To: <hreg@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2005 7:06 AM
      Subject: RE: [hreg] what's so great about hybrids?


      I drove by my local Exxon yesterday and saw regular at $2.50/gal. Granny will probably croak next time she tanks up.

      I don't know much about cars, but what was the performance like on your Civic VX? If I recall correctly, its technology gave it better performance than other small, efficient cars like the Geo Metro. But I think the hybrids today are offering even better performance, aren't they? I'm assuming that is the draw. By performance I'm referring to acceleration, mostly. I have a colleague who drives a Prius and she said she bought it because she liked the technology, bells and whistles. It was "cool". She readily admitted there wasn't any economic benefit. She's also a scientist/engineer type.

      Robert Johnston


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      > From: hreg@yahoogroups.com [mailto:hreg@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
      > Paul Archer
      > Sent: Saturday, August 13, 2005 10:06 PM
      > To: Houston RE Group
      > Subject: [hreg] what's so great about hybrids?
      >
      > (Forgive me if I've asked this question before. I think I brought it
      > up in another forum, but it might have been here.)
      >
      > While reading an interesting article on someone modifying his Toyota
      > Prius, I noticed that according to the article, typical mileage is
      > 45mpg. According
      > to Edmunds, it's 51mpg highway / 60mpg city.
      > While those are very good numbers, I had a '92 Civic VX that got 48mpg
      > city/57mpg highway. That's not quite as good as a hybrid, but it's pretty
      > damn good for a regular car.
      > So are people enamored of hybrids because it's new technology, or because
      > of
      > a promise of much great fuel efficiency, or what? And why isn't the
      > technology in the '92 Civic VX being used in practically every car out
      > there?
      > And while I'm ranting, why the hell was a little granny driving a Nissan
      > 5.6L V8 SUV on the road next to me yesterday? What is up with this "bigger
      > is better, so blotting out the sun huge is best" mentality?
      >
      > Paul Archer
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