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Oil just keeps flowing…

Who says oil is in tight supply??

One day as I was walking in a remote town, I noticed this (the picture above).. hmm, I thought — if far flung places are still dependent on oil then alternative energy is still nowhere in sight. These areas are just starting to heat up, so..

I continued to look around.. and indeed, there’s enough economic activity that just merits a gas station.

Certainly, this is good for business though it does not really mean much to vehicle-less consumers; nonetheless, while dependence on oil continues, earth suffers in more ways than one. So, how about alternatives? Obviously, it’d be good for car owners, too.

We did hear of used cooking oil being used as aviation fuel.. or have you heard of it?? As a consumer, I did wonder of trying it myself, yes, on a car. Uh-oh.. why? Well I thought — aren’t planes more “hungry” of fuel than cars? After all, they fly. Hence, if it’s safe for planes, it must be safe for cars. Simple logic.

Anyway, I’m not really recommending such as I’m no mechanic but a consumer. There could be different requirements for different kinds of vehicles — thus, go slow when you test something; better yet, make a thorough study of everything (including other sources that could drive your pistons wild) first before trying it.

Yes, we all want to save on gas – it’s money – but consider safety first.