9 refineries in Katrina's path

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This could get ugly. Probably over 1 million barrels per day will be off line if these refineries are damaged to any extent. Retail shortages and large spikes in gas and Jet A prices would be a bi-product. We have plenty of unrefined product in the national reserves, but getting it refined is the problem.


http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/050828/hurricane_katrina_oil.html?.v=4
 

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EMB170Pilot said:
hahaha

I'm sure the aging hippy liberal douches will blame him :)
Maybe it's that pesky global warming that King George II has been saying we need to "study more" for the last 5 years......
 

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Hair-on-Fire said:
Maybe it's that pesky global warming that King George II has been saying we need to "study more" for the last 5 years......

You may be interested to know that global warming, earthquakes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters are a direct effect of the shrinking numbers of Pirates since the 1800s. The approximate number of pirates has declined versus the average increasing global temperature over the last 200 years. There is a statistically significant inverse relationship between pirates and global temperature.
 

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miles otoole said:
New oil price just released tonight- $74 per barrel.

Oil touches $70 on hurricane fears






SINGAPORE (Reuters) -- U.S. crude prices surged 7 percent to a new record high above $70 a barrel in opening trade on Monday as Hurricane Katrina, one of the most powerful U.S. storms ever, shut oil production and closed refineries.

Oil futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange soared nearly $5 to a new record high of $70.80 a barrel, above last week's previous record $68, after producers and refiners shut down operations ahead of the maximum power Category 5 hurricane.

It was later trading up $3.72 a barrel, 5.6 percent, at $69.85 as traders feared the storm could do lasting damage to infrastructure, further straining an industry that has struggled to keep up with robust demand growth for the past two years.

Oil producers in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico have closed down 633,000 barrels per day (bpd) of production capacity, about 42 percent of the total in the Gulf, the companies said on Sunday. The Gulf provides about a quarter of total U.S. domestic crude production.

Seven southeast Louisiana refineries with a combined daily refining capacity of 1.449 million bpd were shut, about 8.5 percent of U.S. crude processing capacity.

The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP), a major crude importing facility, also shut down.

Katrina, the 11th named storm in what's expected to be an unusually severe season in the U.S. regikon, strengthened at the weekend into a rare Category 5 storm, churning up winds of nearly 165 miles per hour (270 km/h), the National Hurricane Center said.

The storm revived memories of last year's Hurricane Ivan, a Category 3 storm that ripped up pipelines and platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, disrupting production for months.

Katrina, which was measured as one of the four strongest storms on record, was expected to hit land at around sunrise on Monday near the low-lying Gulf Coast city of New Orleans, forcing hundreds of thousands of residents to flee inland.

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), which has been pumping at near capacity for nearly a year in an effort to reign in the buoyant market, expressed rising concern over robust prices, which have rallied 61 percent since the beginning of the year.

"OPEC will be exploring various options for the September meeting which will hopefully contribute to moderate prices," said OPEC President Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahd al-Sabah, also Kuwait's oil minister, in a statement in Kuwait City.

He did not elaborate on the nature of these options and analysts have said OPEC has little artillery left in its arsenal to restrain prices, which are being driven by refinery constraints and fears about a thin cushion of spare capacity.

OPEC meets on Sept. 19 to chart output policy.

Sheikh Ahmad said OPEC has been producing more than the call on OPEC crude by 1.5 million barrels per day in the third quarter of 2005, a fact borne out by steadily rising crude inventories.

"Furthermore, demand is starting to slow down as a result of high prices," he said. "In view of these fundamentals, one expects to witness some price moderation."

Copyright 2005 Reuters. All rights reserved.This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.




Find this article at:
http://www.cnn.com/2005/BUSINESS/08/28/oil.pricemonday.reut/index.html
 

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miles otoole said:
You may be interested to know that global warming, earthquakes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters are a direct effect of the shrinking numbers of Pirates since the 1800s. The approximate number of pirates has declined versus the average increasing global temperature over the last 200 years. There is a statistically significant inverse relationship between pirates and global temperature.

We've still got pirates, they've just moved into the corporate boardroom...

arrrrrgh.
 

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Arrrrrrrgh, matey! We're PIRATES! I mean, we're PILOTS!!! ARRRRRRR!!!!
 

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I.P. Freley said:
This is obviously GWB's fault.

Or is it part of his PLAN?
yeah and im sure Kerry was going to fix it..oh yeah.thats right we wouldnt have to worry as we would be speaking Islam :rolleyes:
 

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I sure hope Otto recognized the sarcasm... It's hard to tell from the tone of your post!
 

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miles otoole said:
You may be interested to know that global warming, earthquakes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters are a direct effect of the shrinking numbers of Pirates since the 1800s. The approximate number of pirates has declined versus the average increasing global temperature over the last 200 years. There is a statistically significant inverse relationship between pirates and global temperature.
This is why you MUST support September 19th "talk like a pirate day"! You MUST talk like a prate on September 19th. For your children and their children. The earth needs you!

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Oil situation will suck big time, but let's hope Bourbon Street is spared!

Seriously though, let's hope that those who will be immediately affected and have not evacuated, live through this catastrophic storm!
 

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Conspiracy?

Isn't it ironic that the national talk like a pirate day falls on Sept. 19th, the same day that OPEC will meet to chart future output? Hmmmmmm....
 

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Otto77 said:
yeah and im sure Kerry was going to fix it..oh yeah.thats right we wouldnt have to worry as we would be speaking Islam :rolleyes:
Islam's not a language, genius.
 

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When I heard $74 bucks a barrel I evacuated in my pantaloons..I think I got some on my sword.
 

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ivauir said:
This is why you MUST support September 19th "talk like a pirate day"! You MUST talk like a prate on September 19th. For your children and their children. The earth needs you!

http://www.talklikeapirate.com/
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