Disclaimer: Occasionally I get ideas about random things. I love thinking about how to solve problems. Even though not all my ideas are good ones, or things that I think should be done, it's still fun to share. So I thought about it and decided it might be fun make blog posts about them.
Recently I've been reading people complaining about the low oil price, and I was thinking about why the US government doesn't buy and store it in order to keep the price at some set level. Then I started thinking about how they might store it. I figured the EPA might make this difficult and expensive. Thinking about it some more what I finally came up with was abandon open pit mines.
They are already environmental problem spots so maybe people would be less against it. Then I started thinking about how to seal them so the oil doesn't leak into the ground, and I remembered that because of China's recent policies recycled plastic prices are down. Maybe they could be sealed with Polly Propylene or HDPE. Then I started thinking about how to apply the plastic, and what I came up with was something like a giant heat gun that would both blow plastic chips onto the surface and melt them. Maybe a converted jet engine would do the job.
Then I started thinking this might be useful for storing other things then oil (Such as fresh water). Then I thought that this could be a good investment for people. Oil went down because of a small oversupply but it's bound to come up again eventually. People could maybe double their money in a few years. Well that's all my thought on it.