wrxpilot said:This one is going to go down in the history books. I seriously hope New Orleans is not wiped off the map... This storm may effect the entire country econimically, and the loss of life could be horrific.
The full extent of the damage wasn't known for days and the Gulf lost nearly 30 percent of production capacity for well over a month, which drove prices for oil up $12 a barrel within a few weeks. Prices for both oil and natural gas surged upward and stayed high for months.