'Put cost of fuel up not down'

PUBLISHED: 09:07 25 June 2008 | UPDATED: 21:58 15 June 2010

FUEL prices should higher, not lower, according to one Dalwood man. Peter Addie says he has been predicting the rise for the last 20 years and hopes people will now be forced to reduce their fuel consumption and look at other sources of energy.

FUEL prices should higher, not lower, according to one Dalwood man.Peter Addie says he has been predicting the rise for the last 20 years and hopes people will now be forced to reduce their fuel consumption and look at other sources of energy.With rising demand, he warned prices would continue to go up until oil supplies run out - which he predicts will be in the next 40 years. "I do care about the rising prices," he said. "I want them to rise even more. "And the prices will continue to rise, as long as people don't cut down on their demand. If people continue to demand more and more, a point will soon be reached where there is no more supply"If we carry on as we are now, we will use up the last supplies at about 2047. We need to take this seriously and act to reduce fuel consumption now."He advised people to insulate their houses properly, wear warm clothes rather than rely on heating, and only make car journeys where necessary - and ideally look at other modes of transport.He recommended oil be less depended on and other energy sources used."If we don't do it now, we are going to have all sorts of social disruptions on our hands - as we are already with a relatively small price hike," he said."What we have seen so far is absolutely nothing to what we are going to be facing in five years' time. We have to learn to live with it - or without it.


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