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Re: THE 2017 po.com Oil Price Challenge

Unread postPosted: Sun 02 Jul 2017, 17:42:02
by PeakOiler
Observerbrb wrote:Congrats to kublikhan for this first place; I hope you and your father are doing great PeakOiler :) .


Thanks, Observerbrb. Congrats at having the #1 spot for a bit!

My father passed away on June 6th from complications after his surgery mentioned above (ultimately a massive stroke) as well as other multiple health issues. He lived a great life to age 87. I don't think I will live that long. He certainly raised the bar!

I've been busy with the family and more important matters than posting lately.

I'll post new scorecards when I can.

Re: THE 2017 po.com Oil Price Challenge

Unread postPosted: Sun 02 Jul 2017, 22:33:39
by Subjectivist
PeakOiler wrote:
Observerbrb wrote:Congrats to kublikhan for this first place; I hope you and your father are doing great PeakOiler :) .


Thanks, Observerbrb. Congrats at having the #1 spot for a bit!

My father passed away on June 6th from complications after his surgery mentioned above (ultimately a massive stroke) as well as other multiple health issues. He lived a great life to age 87. I don't think I will live that long. He certainly raised the bar!

I've been busy with the family and more important matters than posting lately.

I'll post new scorecards when I can.


Take your time! Family Always First!

Re: THE 2017 po.com Oil Price Challenge

Unread postPosted: Sat 08 Jul 2017, 17:23:53
by Observerbrb
Sorry to hear that PeakOiler, I am sure your father was a great man.

We'll be waiting for you, take things easy in the meantime.

Re: THE 2017 po.com Oil Price Challenge

Unread postPosted: Fri 14 Jul 2017, 13:23:06
by PeakOiler
Thanks for the kind words you guys. (Y'all)

My Father retired from the US Air Force in 1971, after having served as a Defensive Systems Officer (DSO) aboard the B-58 Hustler bomber
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in the 1960's (literally had his finger on the button to unload nukes over Cuba during the Cold War--all he needed were the final codes), among various jobs and assignments in other aircraft throughout his career, including photo reconnaissance of East Germany and surrounding areas in the 1950's, and serving in Vietnam escorting other aircraft on their bombing missions.

Kinda funny that such a hawk would produce a son that's so green. ;)

Here's the latest scorecard:
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Re: THE 2017 po.com Oil Price Challenge

Unread postPosted: Fri 14 Jul 2017, 13:30:13
by Plantagenet
My condolences to you on the loss of your father, PeakOiler.

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I hope you live to 106 ---- and I hope you keep running this poll every single year. If the oil price challenge runs for another 40 years I might actually get lucky and win once. :idea:

Re: THE 2017 po.com Oil Price Challenge

Unread postPosted: Sun 20 Aug 2017, 10:23:14
by SteinarN
I am sorry to hear about your loss of your father. I hope you find some comfort in the fact that he reached a high age. It sounds that he lived an eventful life where he experienced a lot of things. I always get sentimental when I think about all the tings (and hardship) people only one or two generations older than us experienced. One of my uncles was among those stationed in Germany right after WWII ended. What they lived through, and how peaceful we have it after all.
Hope to see you here more soon, PeakOiler :)

Re: THE 2017 po.com Oil Price Challenge

Unread postPosted: Thu 31 Aug 2017, 03:39:08
by PeakOiler
Here's the scorecard as of August 29:

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Re: THE 2017 po.com Oil Price Challenge

Unread postPosted: Thu 31 Aug 2017, 08:32:29
by Revi
What? I can't believe I'm in second place! This has never happened to me before!

Re: THE 2017 po.com Oil Price Challenge

Unread postPosted: Thu 31 Aug 2017, 17:42:31
by PeakOiler
Revi wrote:What? I can't believe I'm in second place! This has never happened to me before!


:) LOL
If KilonBerlin was not allowed to play (since his guesses were made after the deadline) you would be in first place, Revi!

Folks, I am not going to be the scorekeeper after this year, so y'all need to nominate a new scorekeeper for next year if you still want to play this game.

If the volunteer or nominee would like a copy of the Excel workbook I'm using, to use as a template for next year's game, please send me a PM giving me your email address and I'll send it to you.

I'm about to go visit the Grand Canyon next month using my T@G travel trailer and F-150. I estimate that I will burn at least 100 gallons of gas. Assuming the average price per gallon is ca. $2.40, I will spend about $439 for the round trip from Central Texas. I'm going to help ease the glut! LOL

Re: THE 2017 po.com Oil Price Challenge

Unread postPosted: Wed 06 Sep 2017, 13:07:45
by Revi
I think it's your patriotic duty to visit the Grand Canyon, Peak Oiler! It also may be one of the only safe places to go, since there's not much forest to burn, and hurricanes can't seem to get there (yet...).

Re: THE 2017 po.com Oil Price Challenge

Unread postPosted: Wed 27 Sep 2017, 12:17:32
by Revi
I this happens, I might be kicked out of second place! I am not betting on it, however...

http://peakoil.com/consumption/60-oil-e ... ossibility

Re: THE 2017 po.com Oil Price Challenge

Unread postPosted: Wed 27 Sep 2017, 12:49:57
by Cog
I suspect the standings have changed a bit.

Re: THE 2017 po.com Oil Price Challenge

Unread postPosted: Mon 02 Oct 2017, 12:18:52
by Revi
I think so too, but I think Peak Oiler is on vacation. We'll see before the end of the contest.

Re: THE 2017 po.com Oil Price Challenge

Unread postPosted: Fri 13 Oct 2017, 19:08:47
by PeakOiler
The Grand Canyon is an awesome place! I now can better understand why it's called one of the great natural wonders on this earth! I think I may go back next year! I want to view the GC from the North Rim. I got some amazing pics, but that's for another thread...when I have time. Lots to do around here before the first freeze of the season threatens the citrus and pineapple plants...

Meanwhile, here's the latest scorecard. I already need to update it, but I have been busy with home improvement projects, and life in general. If a new high price is set this year, then there will be a significant change in the standings...

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Re: THE 2017 po.com Oil Price Challenge

Unread postPosted: Fri 13 Oct 2017, 21:40:09
by vtsnowedin
I'm glad you enjoyed your vacation Peak oiler.We all need some down time.
We just had our eldest daughter up from the south for a week. It passed by way too fast but at least I got to argue politics with her over a bottle of wine a couple of nights with mother standing by to moderate if things got out of hand. (never did).

Re: THE 2017 po.com Oil Price Challenge

Unread postPosted: Fri 03 Nov 2017, 17:15:23
by PeakOiler
Looks like a new high price for the year was reached today. I'll post a new scorecard next week after the EIA report comes out.

Re: THE 2017 po.com Oil Price Challenge

Unread postPosted: Fri 03 Nov 2017, 19:09:33
by vtsnowedin
If the current trend continues I might move up a few places but there isn't enough year left to get me to the top. Of course If I haddn't blown the low I'd have had a much better chance. :oops:

Re: THE 2017 po.com Oil Price Challenge

Unread postPosted: Mon 06 Nov 2017, 20:40:45
by Revi
I had my moment near the top. I could have been a contender! C'est la vie!

Re: THE 2017 po.com Oil Price Challenge

Unread postPosted: Fri 17 Nov 2017, 05:06:59
by PeakOiler
KilonBerlin's lead is getting smaller. The average is continuing to rise, and we may see a new leader in a week or so.

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Re: THE 2017 po.com Oil Price Challenge

Unread postPosted: Fri 17 Nov 2017, 09:04:16
by Tanada
Having plummeted all the way to 21st place perhaps it is obvious why I have not played in the past. I am pretty terrible at guessing and I never denied it in any serious manner.