NOVEMBER 3, 2012 1:42AM

Campaigning From The Pump

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The day immediately following Hurricane Katrina, gas prices soared $.40 a gallon in many places, finally putting gasoline above the $3 mark, largely to stay.

And then along comes Sandy, and gas prices are falling immediately following this massive storm's destruction of the East Coast.

 

 

Now, granted, the Gulf Coast is a massive oil producing area for the US, and the East Coast of the US is not.  However, most of our oil comes from Canada and Mexico now anyway (and Argentina, Venezuela and Saudi Arabia, occasionally), and it's refining capacity, or the lack thereof, that tends to kick the price of gas up in the various regions of the US.  Also, while not a big producer of crude oil, I'd bet a full 3 bits that the East Coast is a massive consumer of oil right now.  So massive, in fact, that if Sandy had hit at any other time, the markets would be going berzerk, and the $200 barrell of oil might have become a reality (remember that they were gonna use gas generators for the power necessary to hold The New York Marathon before it got cancelled, and the reason they finally cancelled it was because the generators could be put to better use in emergency efforts).

In other news, President Obama suspended his campaign in favor of leading the relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy.

Um...yeah.  Right.

Bullshit called.

 

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I swear to God, am I the only person left who notices shit?
If you need heating oil, etc, now's the time to buy. Prices on a commodity like petroleum can only be deflated for so long...
Maybe the reality of supply and demand managed to overpower the urge to price gouge??
you and your fossil fuels, you damn dinosaurs!
i got no car. i foot it.
look, people are gonna be humiliated, berated, beaten, and
perhaps murdered dead
at some of these gas lines. this aint like last time.
when was that? the arab embargo?
well i dunno but my point is:
we are more impatient these days.
~
what needs to happen is a highway in the sky
and we all know it, or at least i do.

vehicles that run on i dunno what levitating and going to walmart
and the drug store to get the prescriptions
and the social security office to file yer forms
and the museum to capture some culture on a weekend
and to visit friends.

fossil fuels are dinosaurs, yes? odd.
you and your fossil fuels, you damn dinosaurs!
i got no car. i foot it.
look, people are gonna be humiliated, berated, beaten, and
perhaps murdered dead
at some of these gas lines. this aint like last time.
when was that? the arab embargo?
well i dunno but my point is:
we are more impatient these days.
~
what needs to happen is a highway in the sky
and we all know it, or at least i do.

vehicles that run on i dunno what levitating and going to walmart
and the drug store to get the prescriptions
and the social security office to file yer forms
and the museum to capture some culture on a weekend
and to visit friends.

fossil fuels are dinosaurs, yes? odd.
I notice 'stuff' and get in a Predicament.
Every Time I Point out` Bullshit I Stink.
Nation? To Pot Like Blogger Brassaway.
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He Puff Pot at Cafe on Mexican Border.
I re-Signed In. I Play I ` O ` Mad Handel.
If Folk Think Ya Stink ` Ay ` Be Stinkers.

Pretend Ya Smell Like ` O ` Skunk Weed.
Zeus Notices Too. He ` Ay ` Wacky Pooh.
We Best get a Ear. Be ` O ` Oxen Plower.
Folk Close Eyeball. Heehaw We Deluded.
Hesiod and Homer. Teach Farmer Child.
I don't have Answer. It Very Astonishing.
S.
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Stack Shit In Turret. High.
O If S~IT Get Wet? Boom!
Boat Haul 'Dung' To Beets.
Red Beets Give Vim Vigor.
We Be Dead? O No Worry.
We Cussed God? Ay` Zeus.
No Tell any Children Truth.
I was trying to Read ` Zeus.
Ancient god fight like` Cats.
We Wait until Cat Spit` Hiss.
I Jest Read Bloggers to` Kiss.
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We Folk Wear Mule Blinders.
I Swear. Best No Be So Bitters.
In Afterlife We Get a 'Fat Tire'.
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If I Get Too Gone? I Belch Forth.
MalcolmXY No got`SHiT Breath.
Mayans Sacrificed Human Folks.
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Jonathan Swift wrote eat children.
He wrote ` Gulliver Travels Later.
Swift tease` No Do Eat Children.
He wrote a book ref:` Rearing.
Rear Children's and No` Cuss.
I Mean No Nasty Disposition.
So - Be Tender and Act Kind.
Gaud
Zeus
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Swift advise` Teach Child Well.
Then child be ` No rich Burden.
Thanks For the` Wise Guidance.
Jmac - no, the refineries shut down before the storm hit (cheaper to fix if anything goes wrong that way), and while cars aren't on the road in droves, mostly because there's no electricity going to the gas stations and they can't pump out their gas without that, but the thing is, all the electricity being generated in these areas are being generated through gas and diesel generators like the ones they were going to use for the marathon.

Also, gas reserves on the east coast are, as described by analysts, thin.

Something fishy is going on, though it will never be proven.
Jimmy,

You know where we use more petrol than anywhere else?

Agriculture. You don't drive it, but you eat it. Hell, I'm pretty sure that Ramen you like so much is make 50% from Vaseline.

Yummy, yum, yum.
Art - Word, though I can't really sit back and wait for Nirvana, because I don't believe in it, so it's speak now or forever hold your nuts and pray, ya know?
ah agriculture. i eat very little of quality, mxy,
let us not eat the little tykes,art.
arthur went a bit off topic with
'I notice 'stuff' and get in a Predicament.

Every Time I Point out` Bullshit I Stink./

YES,stink, art. we outcasts stink.
others? the gasoline people
??

i dunno. a gorgeous blonde in Joisey is telling me
tis a power issue. once they get it, watch out?!
good capitalist system working.

any way of course you know i am a nihilist.

ha.from 'beyond good & evil":

"Aphorism 78
Anyone who despises himself will still respect himself as a despiser.
ah agriculture. i eat very little of quality, mxy,
let us not eat the little tykes,art.
arthur went a bit off topic with
'I notice 'stuff' and get in a Predicament.

Every Time I Point out` Bullshit I Stink./

YES,stink, art. we outcasts stink.
others? the gasoline people
??

i dunno. a gorgeous blonde in Joisey is telling me
tis a power issue. once they get it, watch out?!
good capitalist system working.

any way of course you know i am a nihilist.

ha.from 'beyond good & evil":

"Aphorism 78
Anyone who despises himself will still respect himself as a despiser.
ah agriculture. i eat very little of quality, mxy,
let us not eat the little tykes,art.
arthur went a bit off topic with
'I notice 'stuff' and get in a Predicament.

Every Time I Point out` Bullshit I Stink./

YES,stink, art. we outcasts stink.
others? the gasoline people
??

i dunno. a gorgeous blonde in Joisey is telling me
tis a power issue. once they get it, watch out?!
good capitalist system working.

any way of course you know i am a nihilist.

ha.from 'beyond good & evil":

"Aphorism 78
Anyone who despises himself will still respect himself as a despiser.
Makes me wanna holler. Through both my hands. R
Sorry meant to write "Throw up both my hands".
Heck, you folks got CHEAP gas! Up here in Canuckistan we're paying almost $5.00 for an American gallon..... $1.23 per litre! (4.2 litres per Imperial gallon which is 10% larger than an American gallon). And that price is down from $1.43 per litre of a few weeks ago. On our west coast, where the price of gas is not controlled by a government board, gas is $1.59 per litre..... damn near $6.00 per US gallon.

I swear, we ought to make the US our 11th Province.....

Good post Malcolm!

"R"
;-)
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Jimmy - why the hell do all your comments come in triplicate? I'm getting worried that I'm in an ongoing legal proceeding, but I don't know about it yet.
Trudge,

It just makes me want to throw up, but I knew where you were goin'. Right on.
skypixie,

That's right, the great satan would only be the satan of average stature without the sweet, sweet teet of mother Canada to help us grow big and strong.

Let's be real for a second. If either of us were going to annex the other, I think it's y'all that need to get used to a little blue in your flag, not us becoming accustomed to living without it (thank God for Molson).

Also, Americans have always enjoyed lower than world market prices for gasoline. It's been a huge help to our auto industry's ability to compete, worldwide...and, we don't pay for our health care with gas tax like all y'all do.

That being said, we are not completely immune or sheltered from market fluctuation...unless there is a presidential election in 3 days, it would seem.
So, the latest theory is an overwhelming lack of demand as people remained trapped in their homes...you mean like at the Superdome during Katrina?

Here's the thing, and why you're gonna see a massive spike in Petrol costs - reserves on the east coast are thin by all analysts projections. As soon as power is restored, everyone and their mother is gonna fill up the tank, except the gas they have right now is being used to generate that power, and nothing is being refined right now (30% of former capacity).

Mark my words, in 4 days, there is gonna be a run on gasoline and prices are going to spike to $5/gallon for about a week...hard to say what happens after that. When Obama is done gaming the market, I'm sure OPEC will be happy to take the reigns...(the fuller reigns that Obama has made available to them, I should say...)
alot of us people got serious issues with OS. Not you i guess.
You gotta hit that post button
and then again\
like when u standing on the 14th floor by an elevator.
keep punching.