Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: energy, fuel prices, gas prices, gasoline, pain at the pump, petrol
The long view.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Chris Christie, gas rationing, gas supplies, gasoline, gasoline shortage, gasoline stocks, petroleum products, refined petroleum, refineries, transportation, urban cycling
The lines themselves only exacerbated the problem; reports in the local media provoked drivers to buy gasoline before stations ran out. Some spent what fuel they had searching for more and could be seen pushing vehicles toward relief.
“I just want to have it, because you don’t know how long this is going to last,” said Richard Bianchi, waiting in the half-mile line at the Sunoco in Union with a tank that was three-quarters full.
This is also what happened after Ike n’
Katrina Gustav in many areas of the South when the refineries went out. (2008 — As described in Cyclist’s Manifesto.) Scarcity of supply does not cause the people to get together, conserve and steward resources. In fact it causes just the opposite reaction. They go nuts, and try to acquire more fuel than they ever did before, faster than they ever did before. Petrol panic! Every man for himself!!
When the going gets tough, the tough do not get going.
Politicians could get pro-active by (1) telling the truth (2) encouraging conservation so those who most need fuel (those who perform critical tasks for the rest of us, for instance) will have it, and (3) instituting a temporary rationing program in advance of supply problems like this, which are easily predicted.
Ha! Can you imagine? No wonder Chris Christie looks like a deer in the headlights.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: cars, EIA, energy, Energy Information Association, gas stocks, gasoline, stocks, transportation
U.S. stocks of finished gasoline, via EIA.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Canada, energy, fuel taxes, gas tax, gas taxes, gasoline, oil consumption, oil demand, transportation
In 2010, per liter.
See also GAS TAXES IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: energy, gasoline, Jevon's Paradox, mustachio'd, oil exports, OPEC, peak oil, porn 'stache, taco time, tacos, thoughtful man, Tom Friedman, transportation, Verleger
That’s what oil exporters do! Yup, we’re going to frack our production up about 200% over its current level, and get more efficient of course, and, of course, “do it right,” and then we’ll start exporting crude to those suckers in Japan and Europe. But first –
But all of this depends on an understanding between the oil industry and the environmentalists. If President Obama could pull that off, it would be a huge contribution to America’s security, economy and environment.
Yeah, that’s it. If we can just come to an understanding with the environmentalists, it’s OPEC time!
Friedman is unbelievably bad sometimes. Other times, believably so.
You may also intensely dislike: THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN IS UNSUSTAINABLE
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: albatross, Brent, crude oil, fuel costs, gas prices, gasoline, Jevon's Paradox, Peak Demand, Peak Everything, peak oil, vehicle miles traveled, Vmt, WTI
VMT (Vehicle Miles Traveled) up slightly in December relative to last December, but down overall for the year, and below its previous peak now for 49 months. With fuel prices on the rise it doesn’t look like it will break above that for quite some time — if ever.
But what do I know.. People are buying cars again. It’s Halftime in America and “the SUV is back.”
From the DOT:
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: AAA, energy, fuel gauge report, fuel prices, gas prices, gasoline, Hubbert's Peak, peak oil
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: demand, EIA, energy, gas consumption, gasoline, oil demand, peak oil, recession, This Week in Petroleum, transportation
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Brent, crude oil, Ed Walsh, energy, gasoline, Iran, oil price, peak oil, Tom Keene, WTI