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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Pipeline Explosion, expect shortages

This is a quick heads in case you haven't already heard. The Alabama gasoline pipeline exploded. Crews working to repair the damage from weeks ago had an accident setting the pipeline on fire. At least one worker is dead and 5 others injured. This is near the place where the pipeline broke a few weeks ago. Then only one pipeline was shut down. This new accident closed both lines.

Expect shortages in the Southeast. Hope you all learned from the last time this happened.

Good luck!

-Sixbears

8 comments:

  1. wonder if that be the last accident?

    if be an accident?

    no saying anything more

    Wildflower

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    1. Look up a pipeline map of the US sometime. It's a spiderweb. Most of them are getting up in age too.

      Sleep well.

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  2. The price would go up even if there WAS no shortage. I've seen it before. During the "fuel shortage" of the 70's there were oil barges sitting on the Ohio River with no place to offload, because all the facilities were full, despite gas being rationed.

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    1. Last winter when I was in Bahamas the oil storage was a full as it could get. They were piling it up waiting for prices to go up. That was back some months and the price hadn't gone up. Wonder what storage costs?

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  3. One can understand why the native people of North Dakota are protesting the pipeline going under the river which is their only water supply.

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad someone pointed that out.

      Clean water is serious business.

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  4. I just read that officials here in Georgia are telling us not to top off our gas tanks, it "will only complicate efforts to keep supplies flowing to local stations." Sorry, but that doesn't make any sense to me at all.

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    1. It makes sense if you don't want people to panic and draw down limited supplies. On an individual level it makes no sense at all. Odds are that enough people will top off that supplies are going to run out anyway.

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