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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/26/2005 7:08:18 AM EDT
There is almost no news on this. Netscape has no major heading on it. Did any of the refineries get demolished?

Prices went up $0.15 here but if nothing was damaged.......why? It reminds me of the Y2K scare.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 7:10:41 AM EDT
most were shut down and one sustained moderate damage. even with no damage soem will take a week to get to 100%
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 7:12:09 AM EDT
(tinfoil hat on) The other possibility is that the refinery's did get messed up, but the goverment is keeping a lid on it to keep the gas prices down. (tinfoil hat off)
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 7:13:43 AM EDT
On most of the news channels yesterday (Sunday) they were reporting little to no significant damage.

Meanwhile, gas prices jumped $.20 before the storm even hit land.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 7:19:10 AM EDT
All of the refineries shut down prior to the anticipated hit by Rita.

It takes a while to get all of those distillation units and various other processes started again.
Some of those individual units can take up to a day or so just to get back up to temperature and
then all of those units have to get back on line in the right order.

One of the B.P. explosions happenned during a restart period. From what I understand, this
is one of the most dangerous times in a chemical plant.

Link Posted: 9/26/2005 7:39:24 AM EDT
Well, I'm glad the media is saying that the hurricane did little to our refining capacity. Maybe the greedy motherfuckers who jack up the prices on a whim will hestitate this time before going crazy. I guess the media are good for something once in awhile....
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 7:55:58 AM EDT
This morning, gas prices in my area were about 2.699. That's about 10 cents higher then before the storm hit.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 7:58:27 AM EDT
The oil companies just wanted to let us know who is in charge
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 8:01:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By junebug68:
Well, I'm glad the media is saying that the hurricane did little to our refining capacity. Maybe the greedy motherfuckers who jack up the prices on a whim will hestitate this time before going crazy. I guess the media are good for something once in awhile....



Oh, don't you know. That's not gouging, that's the free market and they are entitled to do it.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 9:35:09 AM EDT
It went down .02 since last week.


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