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Why Gas Will Go Up

Gulf Oil Platforms

In Jeff Masters’s current post he discusses Gustav’s potential impact on the oil and gas industry.

His map makes it obvious why, when a storm heads in anywhere West of Florida on the Gulf, the price of oil goes up. The companies shut down the platforms and bring the crews back to shore until the storm passes.

There are also a large number of the US refineries in this area and they have to be secured until the storm passes and power is restored.

4 comments

1 cookie jill { 08.28.08 at 3:11 pm }

I see you your bees article and I raise you “Florida citrus”

http://www.ethicurean.com/2008/08/27/citrus/

2 Bryan { 08.28.08 at 4:19 pm }

Just one more thing on top of citrus canker and weather to destroy the monoculture that the industry has turned the orchards into in the name of production.

3 fallenmonk { 08.29.08 at 7:47 am }

I knew there were a lot of rigs but I didn’t realize there were that many. Crikey!

4 Bryan { 08.29.08 at 9:22 am }

That’s what they want to do to our coast, and they have the gall to say there is only a minimal chance of a leak. You can’t sail the Western Gulf on autopilot.