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a: Petroleum ~
b: fine brandy aged to perfection

What: "It's a hard act to follow. As an energy and chemical source, petroleum is like fine brandy aged to perfection over 100's of millions of years. Biomass fuels are literally just day old moonshine."

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Writer: Paul Grignon
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Oct 3 2013 6:43 PM


Ouch!

a: Petroleum ~
b: giving a cat a bath

What: "Getting off of petroleum is like giving a cat a bath, it would be a whole lot easier without all the screaming, crying, kicking and scratching--but it can be done."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Oct 3 2013 6:45 PM


Good One

a: Petroleum ~
b: a huge solar savings account

What: "Petroleum is like a huge solar savings account. It has been accumulated over millions of years and we have gone through those savings in about 150 years. Unfortunately for humans there are no thermodynamic bailouts regarding this petroleum chemo-energy budget."

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Writer: dduggerbiocepts
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Date: Oct 3 2013 6:48 PM


Organ Stew Is More Like It

a: Petroleum ~
b: organic soup with many ingredients

What: "Petroleum is like an organic soup with many ingredients, including sulfur-containing compounds. These are not useful in the fuel and are burned off as pollutants into the atmosphere, where they become a major factor in acid rain. Removing organic sulfur pollutants from fossil fuels has proved difficult because they are bonded tightly in the molecule and do not dissolve in water."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Oct 3 2013 6:51 PM



a: Petroleum ~
b: blood

What: "The land is the root of who we are," said Roberto Cobaria, a former tribal president. "From the land we were born. To drill into the earth damages the land, the body of the world. Petroleum is like blood, running everywhere throughout the body of the earth. We are organized and demand that the government respect our culture and our sacred land. We demand respect."

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Writer: Roberto Cobaria
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Date: Oct 3 2013 6:53 PM


What Wrong With This Analogy?

a: Petroleum ~
b: a liquid battery

What: "petroleum is like a liquid battery. stored energy waiting to be burned"

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Writer: rosco35
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Date: Oct 3 2013 6:53 PM


Iranian Oil?

a: Petroleum ~
b: a soaked sponge

What: "A pool or reservoir of petroleum is like a soaked sponge, the sponge made of porous sandstone beds and oil or gas occupying the pores. Reservoirs are classified as conventional and unconventional. A conventional petroleum reservoir is a dome or vault of impermeable rock, formed by folding or faulting of the rock layers or by the rise of salt domes, with permeable rocks beneath it. In those permeable rocks there may be a layer of natural gas on top, with petroleum below. Beneath the oil is usually a layer of rock soaked with water or brine. There are also unconventional or continuous reservoirs that are not trapped this way. Oil can be pumped out of the sponge at a certain maximum rate, determined by the viscosity of the oil and the quality of the reservoir. Iran's proved reserves: 133300000000 bbl (Iran's class is third in the world after Saudi Arabia, Canada and Iraq)."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Oct 3 2013 6:54 PM



a: Petroleum ~
b: soup with variable recipes

What: See page 4 in the link.

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Oct 3 2013 6:58 PM



a: Petroleum ~
b: sunshine in a bottle

What: "In a land of harsh extremes - long, dark winters and brief, brilliant summers - petroleum is like sunshine in a bottle, the great energy equalizer in a nation of uneven strengths. But at what price?"

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Writer: DWANE WILKIN
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Date: Oct 3 2013 7:01 PM



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