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2005-04-04 09:12:19 AM
Question to submitter, wouldn't that just be Standard Oil?
 
2005-04-04 09:21:14 AM
but its funny thathe went through all that time to write it out.
 
2005-04-04 09:23:48 AM
Hehe, Flying J...

/Standard Oil = Exxon btw
 
2005-04-04 09:34:39 AM
RylNalyevo: /Standard Oil = Exxon btw

And Chevron, of course...

I think Conoco (now merged with Phillips), Amoco (now part of BP), and Mobil were also part of Standard.
 
2005-04-04 09:50:07 AM
Standard Oil? Shhhhh... that requires a basic knowledge of history! You can't expect that from people.


/off to complain about all of the recent phone company mergers
 
2005-04-04 10:09:41 AM
That's true Teekno, I'd forgotten all about the other products of the SO bust-up. I just remembered that SO -> Esso -> Exxon -> ExxonMobil.
 
2005-04-04 10:11:58 AM
and thanks for making the main page wider for me.
 
2005-04-04 10:12:38 AM
and Standard Oil = Sohio (bought out by BP)
 
2005-04-04 10:13:47 AM
Can someone please hotlink to the Onion article about the merger leaving only 4 corporations on Earth? I actually think it might've been in 'Our Dumb Century'.
 
2005-04-04 10:14:50 AM
How many "welcome to our new overlord" posts will we get?

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2005-04-04 10:14:57 AM
I blame Bush.
 
2005-04-04 10:16:29 AM
Chevrontexacounocal is an ancient Aztec shrine city lost to the jungle. Frankly, I'm glad to see its return.
 
2005-04-04 10:18:27 AM
Hooray for monopolies! Let's hear it for future price gouging!
 
2005-04-04 10:18:40 AM
tonesskin
So do I, because it's easier than thinking for myself
 
2005-04-04 10:20:37 AM
Temptation

Why, oh why, do you hate America?
 
2005-04-04 10:25:32 AM
I for one welcome the overlord posts.
 
2005-04-04 10:25:40 AM
The problem with Capitalism is that eventually someone wins, see board game: Monopoly
 
2005-04-04 10:25:57 AM
tonesskin: Why, oh why, do you hate America?

They hate our freedom

/har har
 
2005-04-04 10:26:39 AM
thank you Microbob. those comments annoy the crap out of me.
IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING ELSE TO ADD TO YOUR COMMENT JUST DO IT. No /slashes are necessary.
And yes I'm THAT angry about it on this Monday morning.
 
2005-04-04 10:27:49 AM
This is great news for my Thundercougerfalconbird.

/obscure?
//probably not
 
2005-04-04 10:28:15 AM
okay on the slashes

/note to self no slashes
 
2005-04-04 10:31:01 AM
Gosh, I can't wait to see what happens the day after tomorrow.

I might have to get a bigger monitor.
 
2005-04-04 10:32:18 AM
All I know is the gas station down the street seems to change names(Oasis, Amoco, etc) every 9 months.
 
2005-04-04 10:32:29 AM
Hooray for monopolies! Let's hear it for future price gouging!

Future?
 
2005-04-04 10:32:43 AM

The problem with Capitalism is that eventually someone wins, see board game: Monopoly


Really, in the long run, everyone's profits and debts equal out to zero on average, so nobody wins.
 
2005-04-04 10:33:26 AM
you forgot citgo and saudi aramco
 
2005-04-04 10:35:37 AM
" With energy companies strugling to boost their reserves"

There is something prophetic about all these reports coming out about oil lately. Call me a tinfoil hat wearer but I sincerely believe that in a few decades we will be looking back on this period of time as the beginning of the end of oil as well as trying to comprehend how the world could be so careless with such a limited and precious resource.
 
2005-04-04 10:36:04 AM
They are just going to rename themselves 'BIG OIL' :P
 
2005-04-04 10:36:38 AM
Can someone please post a rant about alternative fuels?
 
2005-04-04 10:37:32 AM
Sid_6.7

Really, in the long run, everyone's profits and debts equal out to zero on average

Huh? Where did you get that from? Just because the average is always the same (baring fiat creation of money), doesn't mean someone isn't getting screwed.

so nobody wins.

In the end, Entropy wins.
 
2005-04-04 10:37:47 AM
Most of the major oil companies were, at one point in time, named "Standard Oil of (fill in name of a state here)", due to the breakup. They are all remerging, though. Kinda like Ma Bell-all the baby bells are buying each other, and SBC is buying AT&T itself.

In any case, this can't be a good thing. Less competition = higher prices and shiattier service.
 
2005-04-04 10:39:46 AM
NathanAllen
The problem with Capitalism is that eventually someone wins, see board game: Monopoly

Strange. All of our Monopoly games here end by someone kicking the board across the room, screaming "WHY DOESN'T THIS FARKING GAME EVER END?!?"
 
2005-04-04 10:40:15 AM
haha, this headline stretched the entire page
 
2005-04-04 10:41:16 AM
Minion_69: haha, this headline stretched the entire page

But for a change was worth it
 
2005-04-04 10:46:24 AM
Sid_6.7:

Really, in the long run, everyone's profits and debts equal out to zero on average, so nobody wins.


So if 1 person has all the profits, and everyone else has the debts, there are no winners and losers?

So a statistician is going hunting... first shot, he misses a foot to the left, second shot, he misses a foot to the right... he starts jumping up and down, I HIT IT, I HIT IT!!
 
2005-04-04 10:46:55 AM
I for one welcome our egregiously-long named oil overlords.

If they would only take a cue from our egregiously-long uses of slashes and use them on their friggin prices!
 
2005-04-04 10:47:34 AM
NathanAllen

Well, uh, if no one gets to build hotels, that game can go on until the end of time.

Although methinks this is roughly the equivalent of throwing up hotels on the Green Properties tho.
 
2005-04-04 10:50:21 AM
Sid_6.7,

Tell me more about this communist utopia of the future.
 
2005-04-04 10:57:42 AM
Carn
Can someone please post a rant about alternative fuels?

SkArcher:
In the end, Entropy wins.

ZPE extraction = Entropy becomes our biatch.

/two birds, one stone.
 
2005-04-04 11:00:24 AM
Looks like they left their wallet in El Segundo...
 
2005-04-04 11:03:39 AM
Again, someone please remind me why this is merger would not fall under antitrust laws? Is it because they're multinational and therefore immune to US law? (As if that would matter.)

ElBarto79: Agreed, I think that as well. Remember when we each had our own vehicle, and with it hundreds and thousands of others on millions of miles of roadway? That was great. Over time, we became caught up in our own false values and petty ambitions, allthewhile oblivious (or worse, we CHOSE to be oblivious) to our folly. Now hand me that chunk of lard over there so I can start up our compost-engine).
 
2005-04-04 11:06:37 AM
 
2005-04-04 11:14:41 AM
"...soaring profits...?"

If the higher gas prices were truly result of "market forces" as they claim, Big Oil profits would be flat. But all oil companies are reporting historically SOARING PROFITS!!! Which would lead one to believe that they are manipulating the prices and GOUGING the consumers.

Now, in a normal, pre-Neocon, America one might expect that the Federal Government would protect the people from being robbed so blatently at the pump....unless, of course, members of the Federal Government were in on it.

/How stupid are people that they voted for this?
//Especially since they were so loudly warned.
 
2005-04-04 11:17:06 AM
bubbling crude = black gold

/graduate of Jed Clampets school of learnin'
 
2005-04-04 11:18:08 AM
Hyernel

But all oil companies are reporting historically SOARING PROFITS!!

But just think how much each station sign will cost.
 
2005-04-04 11:19:12 AM
Hyernel,

"If the higher gas prices were truly result of "market forces" as they claim, Big Oil profits would be flat"

There's a lot more demand out there in China and other emerging markets.
 
2005-04-04 11:20:50 AM
Hyernel:

Hey now, let us not give credence to conspiracy theories on the internets.
 
2005-04-04 11:21:48 AM
ChevronTexaco earned $13.3 billion last year, the most profitable year since its inception in 1879. Unocal earned $1.21 billion last year, nearly doubling its profit from the previous year.

...

Those projections make mass layoffs likely

gg pwned, America.
 
2005-04-04 11:22:13 AM
"I think THIS GUY has something to do with it!



Dr. Evil's black/asian clone. He's quite evily diverse. "

Please see fark personals dude.
 
2005-04-04 11:33:33 AM
ElBarto79

Surely you are referring to Peak Oil?

I've just gotten into researching lately, and some of the information is more that a bit scary. Of course this should be taken with a grain of salt, but I can't see any serious flaws in the theory (if you find some let me know, k?). It provides an interesting filter through which you can watch world events, and makes a lot of things (ie, "war on terror") make a lot more sense.
 
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