Gas Prices on the rise, so does the Gas stealing


It is reported in New York recently that U.S. motorists, angered by soaring gasoline prices, are resorting increasingly to theft — a trend that could worsen heading into summer driving season, a national association of fuel retailers said Thursday.

Here is another one, a 70-year-old man has been charged with grand theft after police watched him siphon off more than 900 gallons of gasoline from underground storage tanks at two gas stations, the Polk County authorities said Wednesday. This is reported at msnbc.msn.com

Gas station owners say that record high gas prices mean that a higher number of customers are driving off without paying for their gas. They say it’s not uncommon to see the number of drive-offs rise when the price of gas rises, and the steady jumps in fuel prices have made this a grim reality for many gas station owners.

It’s predicted that gas will easily be at $4 per gallon in many areas in the US soon, so concerns about drive-offs are growing.

You’ve probably heard about people stealing gas by driving off from the pump without paying. But now we’re starting to hear reports of people stealing gas right out of someone else’s car. View this video, you are spotted in action!

Happy Earth Day


Wish you and me “Happy Earth Day”

What is Earth day? I gathered this info from Wikipedia and it says Earth Day is one of two different observances, both held annually during spring in the northern hemisphere, and autumn in the southern hemisphere. These are intended to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the Earth’s environment. The United Nations celebrates an Earth Day each year on the March equinox, a tradition which was founded by peace activist John McConnell in 1969. A second Earth Day, which was founded by U.S. politician Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in in the late 1960s, is celebrated in many countries each year on April 22.

Nelson said that “The objective was to get a nationwide demonstration of concern for the environment so large that it would shake the political establishment out of its lethargy and, finally, force this issue permanently onto the national political agenda.”

Let our leaders know if they want to keep their jobs, they have to do something, something big and bold, to solve climate change.

Earth Day is on a Tuesday this year! They are in, they are at their desks, CALL THEM, go visit them, email them, let them know you are out there, watching!

 

What Will You Do To Save The Earth?

The Earth is yours and me, we need

to save it for the future generations.

 

Miniature Earth


Hello Guys. Hope you enjoy your weekend. On this beautiful Sunday, let’s take it easy. Will you? Okay, one of my friend at Facebook, Alan Googan, pointed to me this video. The global perspective it shares is certainly worth the few minutes it takes to watch.


It is an animated textual narrative that describes how the world population would look like if it would be turned in a small community of 100 people, keeping the same proportions of today. it describes & illustrates the proportions in terms of continent of origin, race, religion, water resources, poverty, literacy, & so on.If you want to know more, visit Miniature earth website.

The Potential of doing business online


I have been asked a lot of questions especially regarding this statement “What is the potential of doing business online?”

My answer is “sky is the limit”. There are so many ways for you to do an online business and get your business expose online. What do I mean expose? Is to get known by a lot of people online or get known worldwide. How is that possible? Look these stats below. Pictures and illustrations explain better than few words.

 

As you could see above there are millions of people on the internet today. Asia seems to be the most usage in the world with a handsome growth of 346.6% but the penetration for Asia is still low which is only 13.7% when compared to its population. So the potential for us in Asia is still huge. Let’s get global to all my friends in Asia.

 

Get all the details stats for Asia here, http://www.internetworldstats.com/asia.htm

 

The Potential for all Malaysians is huge. See below . . .

It is reported that the number of the Internet subscribers in Malaysia is expected to reach the 10 million mark in the next five years according to Telekom Malaysia (TM) Bhd General Manager of Strategic Development Division. The statement is based on the growing trend of Internet users in the last three years as Malaysia moved towards advanced information, communications and multimedia services.

In 2004 the number of subscribers was 2.9 million, in 2005 it increased to 3.5 million subscribers, and in 2006 the number of subscribers in Malaysia was close to five million. This is an encouraging growing trend, and most of the Internet subscribers were eyeing for high speed broadband infrastructure.

So hope this explains why internet business or doing business online is viable nowadays.

So why not Join The Internet Millionaires Club (Free) to get more ideas on how to do an online business with an internet marketing concept. If you already a seasoned marketer I would recommend you to Join The Internet Millionaires Club (Silver) to add more juice to your online marketing activities.

Source of infos: http://www.internetworldstats.com/

What is driving oil prices so high


Oil prices have surged to record highs above $90 a barrel today. Prices have more than quadrupled since 2002 and are currently 40% higher than at the start of the year. What factors are causing this unremitting increase and what are the likely consequences for consumers and the global economy?

a. The situation in northern Iraq is just one of a number of geopolitical factors which are causing uncertainty in the market and helping to push prices up.

b. Militant violence in Nigeria’s largest oil-producing region and recent violence in Afghanistan and the Yemen has also served to inflate prices.

c. The weak US Dollar, which makes it cheaper for importers to buy dollar-denominated oil supplies, is also a major factor.

d. The biggest catalyst for oil’s seemingly remorseless rise has been the simplest economic driver there is: the balance between demand and supply. Demand is at an all-time high, fuelled by the continued breakneck economic expansion of the Indian and Chinese economies. With more than a billion people in each country, and both economies growing fast, manufacturers and consumers are sucking in energy at an ever-increasing rate.

Where will prices head next?

Many people scoffed when analysts from investment bank Goldman Sachs said in 2005 that prices could eventually top $100 a barrel. This now seems a real possibility, although analysts caution that the market remains volatile.

“There is every reason to suppose the price could hit $100,” says Platt’s John Roberts.

“At the same time, one good thing goes right and the price goes tumbling back down to $70 or $60.”

What the expert is saying about this?

‘$100-a-barrel oil’

Sir Bill Gammell is the chief executive of Cairn Energy. He’s a former Scottish rugby international who went to school with Tony Blair and knew George Bush when he was just a young Texas oil man with a famous father.

I think we might see $100 oil in the next five years

Sir Bill Gammell, Cairn Energy

Sir Bill’s company was exploring for oil through the lean years of the 90s when the price of a barrel of crude was hovering around $20 a barrel. Today the price is close to $60, and Sir Bill thinks it may go higher because supplies can barely keep pace with demand.

“I think we might see $100 oil in the next five years” says Sir Bill. “We won’t see $20 again.”

Is It too early to talk of an energy “crisis” ? Or It is perhaps ?

Steam rising from power plants over Moscow

Fossil fuels have been the cheapest and most convenient so far

But take your pick from terms like “serious concern” and “major issue” and you will not be far from the positions which analysts are increasingly adopting.

The reason for their concern can be found in a set of factors which are pulling in glaringly different directions:

  • Demand for energy, in all its forms, is rising
  • Supplies of key fuels – notably oil and gas – show signs of decline
  • Mainstream climate science suggests that reducing greenhouse gas emissions within two decades would be a prudent thing to do
  • Meanwhile the Earth’s population continues to rise, with the majority of its six billion people hankering after a richer lifestyle – which means a greater consumption of energy.

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