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Mineral Oil - Uses? 'Banned in Europe'?

Uses for mineral oil, and (why) is it 'banned in europe'? [more inside]
posted by jjsonp on May 21, 2008 - 32 answers

Who's responsible for $4 a gallon?

Can anyone show me some articles or books that explain or theorize why gasoline prices are so much more expensive than a decade, two decades ago? I'm a bit dense, so concise is ideal. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Apr 29, 2008 - 20 answers

Make plastic look new?

How can I clean the plastic of a cellphone that has become matte again without ruining it? [more inside]
posted by ooklala on Apr 28, 2008 - 4 answers

Faster Than a Speeding Gas Pump

Does it take longer to fill up a gas tank when the price goes up by 25%? [more inside]
posted by Xurando on Apr 27, 2008 - 13 answers

Oil, oil everywhere and not a drop to drink...

What fundamental differences keep the US from nationalizing and/or heavily regulating the oil industry as a whole, much like electricity has been regulated? [more inside]
posted by disillusioned on Apr 18, 2008 - 17 answers

I feel like I'm eating oil for breakfast

What are the top 3 things I can do this year to avoid consuming non-renewable resources? [more inside]
posted by brandnew on Apr 17, 2008 - 32 answers

I'm tired of coming home to a cold house!

Which approach really burns more heating oil - keeping the house at a constant medium temperature (say, 64 degrees) or keeping it very low most of the time (58-60) but bringing it up to a higher temperature (say, 66 degrees) once or twice a day? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Apr 4, 2008 - 11 answers

Cost for a new hot water oil burner/furnace

(Oil Heat) - Getting a new oil burner / furnace. (1) How much should it cost, including installation, for a new oil furnace that's at least pretty good/efficient? (We've gotten one estimate, so far, for $10,000 (!) $11,000 for antifreeze pipe system.) What's the cost for the equipment vs cost of labor? (2) The $10K was for a System 2000. Is the System 2000 really that good? Anyone have one? How much did it cost? How much did it reduce your heating bills? [more inside]
posted by coffeefilter on Apr 2, 2008 - 6 answers

Please no HURF DURF Big Oil

Why are oil companies making so much money? [more inside]
posted by jpdoane on Apr 1, 2008 - 19 answers

Swimming in oil?

I'm trying to visualize the amount of oil the world has consumed since 1900 and, just for fun, how much there is left ...using bodies of water as a reference. [more inside]
posted by punkfloyd on Mar 23, 2008 - 12 answers

Educational cartoon short about oil/petroleum?

I'm looking for a great short educational cartoon about oil and petroleum that may or may not have been posted in the blue a long time ago, definitely elsewhere on the net. My extensive searching has uncovered nothing and someone else may simply remember the title. It was 50's cartoony, obviously biased in favor of the industry, but seemed scientifically accurate. Any clue?
posted by BlackLeotardFront on Mar 17, 2008 - 7 answers

Replace oil pressure switch in motorcycle?

Where to find a replacement oil pressure switch for 1980 Kawasaki KZ440 LTD? [more inside]
posted by shaarog on Mar 9, 2008 - 6 answers

Fry me to the moon

What should I fry? Give me your favorite fried food ideas. [more inside]
posted by cosmicbandito on Mar 7, 2008 - 52 answers

Prepare for Peak Oil without looking like a nutjob?

Best way to mitigate effects of potential peak oil and global warming issues without looking like a nutjob? CYOA in a realistic manner? [more inside]
posted by UMDirector on Mar 4, 2008 - 12 answers

How to replace cocos fat in an chocolate-dessert?

Chocolaterie-filter: Is it possible to replace cocos fat with some other household-fat in an emergency? What's the best replacement (≈ least damaging)? [more inside]
posted by Rabarberofficer on Dec 30, 2007 - 7 answers

Red hot Chilli Peppers

I have just been given a load of fresh chillies by a colleague at work. Apart from using them in a Chilli or a curry not really sure what else to use them for. One thought I have had is make a chilli sauce. Any tips on the best way to make a chilli sauce?
posted by lloyder on Dec 15, 2007 - 10 answers

Know a (food) oil sprayer that works well?

my mom wants an oil sprayer or mister that works. she doesn't care if it mists finely or sprays more roughly, but she wants a personal recommendation of one that keeps working (she had a misto and a generic brand and they both stopped working, despite cleaning). that, of course, is why i'm posting the question here rather than doing a web search. thoughts?
posted by lgyre on Nov 9, 2007 - 2 answers

Is rationing the answer to high fuel prices?

Is there anything that individuals can do to bring down the price of oil? If gas and oil were rationed would that bring down prices? Will high prices or shortages make rationing necessary? [more inside]
posted by msbaby on Nov 8, 2007 - 27 answers

Black Gold, Texas Tee Time!

The oil we use today was made from a biomass from a certain era. When was it, and how long was that era? [more inside]
posted by sourwookie on Oct 27, 2007 - 7 answers

He makes it look so easy.

I could paint that. Couldn't I? [more inside]
posted by LoriFLA on Oct 17, 2007 - 40 answers

Documentaries About Living in Hi-Tech Artificial Environments

Is there any one definitive, super-evocative portrait of life on on offshore oil rig? Preferably with lots of oh-cool gnarly imagery? ....that I can buy on DVD, download from iTunes or GUBA or torrent, etc? I know there are lots that sort of fit the bill, but I'm looking for extra transportive, extra in-depth cool treatments. Also of interest: looks at life on aircraft carriers, antarctic base stations, etc. I'm into transportive experiences of living in really artificial (and preferably somewhat high-tech) environments. Very XY chromosome I guess...
posted by jimmyjimjim on Sep 28, 2007 - 19 answers

Good lubricant for a squeaky printer?

I have a really squeaky printer. I tried WD-40, but the squeakiness comes back. One of my engineering friends suggested that I needed something similar to sewing machine oil, but perhaps a little thicker, since the gears are plastic. Any ideas on what kind of lubricant I should get? And where I could get it? Aside from the squeakiness, this REALLY is a good printer (Canon MP130), and I really don't want to get another one.
posted by ssnickerer on Sep 27, 2007 - 14 answers

Looking for good, cheap olive oil

I know relatively nothing about olive oil except that my local grocery stores sell overpriced crap. Can you recommend a good oil that's available online from a reputable source? [more inside]
posted by c:\awesome on Aug 31, 2007 - 15 answers

Smelly face?

What would cause my face to...smell? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 17, 2007 - 11 answers

Does fish oil last like any other oil?

Does fish oil last like any other oil? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Aug 13, 2007 - 6 answers

Why do we smell oil when the heat hasn't been turned on for months?

We have oil heat, but as you might expect in the middle of summer's dog days, we are not using it. So why do I periodically get a very strong smell of oil? This seems to have just begun in the last few days - at least I didn't notice it before. I checked the basement oil tank, no visible leaks and there is no strong smell down there. There have been no recent deliveries of oil that would explain this. Thanks for any help.
posted by mmf on Aug 7, 2007 - 5 answers

Oily Stain On Silk

How do I get a stain out of a silk tie? [more inside]
posted by davehat on Aug 1, 2007 - 11 answers

Peak Oil and Investing

Investing to benefit from Peak Oil while entering retirement. [more inside]
posted by rmhsinc on Jul 15, 2007 - 31 answers

Carpal Tunnel Redux

Carpal tunnel relief question and a request for an Atlanta-area specialist. [more inside]
posted by odi.et.amo on Jun 18, 2007 - 15 answers

How many nukes would we need to replace oil, coal, natural gas

Lets just say that the U.S. decided to stop burning hydrocarbons (oil, coal, natural gas) completely for environmental reasons. Lets say that everything went electric. Cars, Power Plants, factories, everything. How many nuclear plants (using current technology) would we need to produce? Would there be one in every moderate sized town? Also, how long would the raw materials last before another energy crisis was imminent (peak uranium, I guess)?
posted by DarkForest on Jun 6, 2007 - 52 answers

Is the Big Bad Wolf really that bad?

Tell me about the oil industry. It's one of the places I could possibly work upon graduation. Is it as evil as it is sometimes made to look? [more inside]
posted by twirlypen on May 8, 2007 - 16 answers

Can you explain engine oil weights?

Can someone explain the importance or relevance of different weight engine oil? How much and why should your local climate affect your oil choice? [more inside]
posted by mdion on May 7, 2007 - 9 answers

Your cumin is in my peanut oil.

What are the rules of thumb for mixing various spices and cooking oils for optimum flavor? [more inside]
posted by bingo on Apr 5, 2007 - 18 answers

I think I killed my car.

CarOilFilter: Oh, dear lord. I put oil in my car tonight, and thought everything was fine until ... [more inside]
posted by brina on Mar 3, 2007 - 20 answers

Avocado oil in non-tiny quantities?

Please help me find a good "bulk" supplier of edible, refined avocado oil. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by kalessin on Feb 19, 2007 - 18 answers

Cold showers

Please help me figure out what is going on with my hot water heater. I want to have a less foggy understanding of what may be wrong before I start asking either my landlord or the oil company questions. [more inside]
posted by mkb on Feb 14, 2007 - 8 answers

How Much Energy?

We hear a lot about global warming that is attributable to greenhouse effects, etc. Can anyone link-to/guestimate the actual thermal energy we are putting into the planet directly, as a result of burning, moving, etc.? [more inside]
posted by clord on Jan 20, 2007 - 9 answers

Feta cheese in olive oil?

Help me marinate feta cheese in olive oil without the oil solidifying in the refrigerator. [more inside]
posted by ontic on Jan 5, 2007 - 12 answers

Oil me up, sweetcheeks.

I want to smear canola oil all over my body. [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Nov 13, 2006 - 26 answers

Need advice on a new oil furnace

My husband and I are in the market for a new oil furnace. Help us make sure we get the right one. [more inside]
posted by SheIsMighty on Nov 8, 2006 - 4 answers

Flaxseed? Huh?

How do you consume flaxseed oil? [more inside]
posted by echo0720 on Oct 26, 2006 - 35 answers

What's up with the acceleration!?

What's going on with my girlfriend's car? [more inside]
posted by InsanePenguin on Oct 23, 2006 - 16 answers

What's the minimum oil we need?

What's the minimum oil will it take to keep our new apartment warm through the winter? We're in a relatively moderate climate (Pacific Northwest). [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Oct 10, 2006 - 3 answers

Take you ridin' in the car car

Hollywood, FL Car Repair Filter: help us maintain our 2000 Isuzu Rodeo and our 2001 Honda Accord. It's time for a tune-up. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Oct 9, 2006 - 5 answers

Olive Oil vs. Unfinished Red oak floor

I spilled olive oil on our new red oak hardwood floor, the day before the contractors are coming to sand, stain and finish it (a small bottle fell off the shelf and the top popped off) . How screwed are we? [more inside]
posted by Scoo on Oct 8, 2006 - 11 answers

Car Filter: Slightly too much oil?

How bad is it to run an engine with slightly too much oil? [more inside]
posted by toastchee on Sep 25, 2006 - 6 answers

Living in a Kevin Costner Sci-Fi Movie

Where should I move in order to maximize my chances of surviving the apocalypse? [more inside]
posted by Telf on Sep 6, 2006 - 37 answers

CookingFilter: 2 of Graham Kerr's tools

Asking for my mom: Help us find 2 kitchen tools that Graham Kerr uses on his Gathering Place show. They are not branded with his name. [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Aug 27, 2006 - 8 answers

Need a weed-wacker for my heating bills

I'm looking for a take-no-prisoners strategy to reduce home heating bills. [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott on Aug 14, 2006 - 9 answers

I'm an oil virgin. Please help!

Home Heating Oil question. I've never lived in a house heated by oil, so I have no idea how the whole thing works. [more inside]
posted by SheIsMighty on Aug 4, 2006 - 16 answers

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