Sunday, July 22, 2007



Oil refineries across the country have been plagued by a record number of fires, power failures, leaks, spills and breakdowns this year, causing dozens of them to shut down temporarily or trim production. The disruptions are helping to drive gasoline prices to highs not seen since last summer’s records.
Gosharooty. Didn't see that one coming. Maybe we can borrow Larry David's Prius.
After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita disrupted the nation’s energy lifeline two years ago, oil companies delayed maintenance on many of their plants to make up for lost supplies and take advantage of the high prices. But, analysts say, they are now paying a price for deferring repairs.
So are we. Heckuva job.

I hear the local mall is a fun vacation destination.

3 Comments:

At 8:40 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

Click on the chart to enlarge. It's the mpg for Prius.

Anyone have $100 they can loan me for a quick fill-up?

 
At 10:50 PM, Anonymous binzbok said...

Higher gas prices may mean less vacations, but it also means less driving... and less driving is better for the environment and the lakes and the mountains... that we can't afford the vacation to go out and enjoy. Doesn't life just keep getting better all the time?

 
At 5:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Oil refineries across the country have been plagued by a record number of fires, power failures, leaks, spills and breakdowns this year"

Amazing how that happens to every supplier at exactly the same, isn't it? Last time there was a gasoline refinery down for repair, and every single supplier had one refinery down for repair. What a coincidence. Love how that free market thing works.

 

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