Saturday, September 24, 2005

Refineries See Some Damage, Dodge Bullet

"BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Hurricane Rita smacked a key region for oil-refining with less force than feared on Saturday, although there were some early signs of damage.

Pump prices for gasoline and diesel fuel could rise if pipelines and oil refineries are slow to resume operations, and analysts said they were paying close attention to facilities in Lake Charles, La., and Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas.

"There will be some modest disruption of supplies of gasoline and other products," said William Veno, an analyst at Cambridge Energy Research Associates. "But I don't think it's going to be as severe a situation as Hurricane Katrina.""
Something finally goes our way. I just hope we don't drop the ball when it comes to conservation of energy. The right can't come out now and claim it's not important when they have spent the last week yelling "save fuel". Well, now it's their turn, we did what they asked and there has not been a big fuel crunch. But now they have to do their part and take another look at those evil CAFE standards and all the other options. This is a great country, we don't have that excuse.


Blogger Moron99 said...

It's not over yet MadTom. Rita is predicted to spend the next three days dumping rain into the MS watershed.

8:02 PM  
Anonymous Don Cox said...

The BBC has an interesting new story about new approaches to energy efficiency:

8:06 AM  
Blogger madtom said...

It sort of begs the question, who was right Edison, or Westinghouse. Maybe what we need is some combination of the two.
A low power dc local grid for stuff like lights, TVs, computers and a high power regional grid, for stuff like cooking, ACs and refrigeration.

11:23 AM  

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