When member jstepy was on the verge of taking delivery of his P85D he started a thread in Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery with a thread that he titled "PLEASE DON'T HATE ME! - I work for BIG oil but..." Even though buried in a Model S sub forum, I was a bit surprised at how many here either works or did work in the oil industry. Here is my back story, are there others? Ironically it was my working in the oil industry that sparked my interest in EVs 15 years ago. In the 1990's I jumped ship from container ships to dynamically positioned offshore oil exploration drilling rigs. I worked for Noble Drilling at the time of early deep water drilling when this industry had a dire need for USCG Unlimited Tonnage deck officers and engineers because for the first time their rigs were classified as vessels and by international laws require manning by licensed mariners. Talk about taking a job with a lot of animosity from your new co-workers. I had no idea that there was such a mind set among these folks. For every position from roustabout to driller and rig manager, you paid your dues. Needless to say, even though they needed me and my license, they sure weren't inviting to anyone that didn't pay these dues by starting as a roustabout. Keeping my eyes open during this employment, it didn't take long for me to see how this industry works, treats people and ecology, and their action with governments. After 5 years I went back to ships and at the same time starting to experiment and build EVs. So it was the oil industry that woke me to electric transportation. You would never find a visionary like Elon in this industry as the powers to be have no social conscience, greed is their mantra. Off soapbox now, but I have some experience with Big Oil, and didn't like it.