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Old 09-28-2008, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Hope, AR
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I saw that in Georgia and other southern states people are unable to find gas, but it's not happening here.
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Old 09-28-2008, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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I saw that in Georgia and other southern states people are unable to find gas, but it's not happening here.
We carpool..... seriously we can be in the same situation we must be careful....
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Old 09-28-2008, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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Florida has many ports that that handle huge fuel freighters.
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Old 09-28-2008, 07:13 PM
 
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Georgia gets is gas through pipelines from Texas. Hurricane Ike affected it. Our gas comes from tankers in Port Everglades and other ports. We do not get supply from the same place.
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Old 09-28-2008, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Georgia gets is gas through pipelines from Texas. Hurricane Ike affected it. Our gas comes from tankers in Port Everglades and other ports. We do not get supply from the same place.
Can gas be redirected to support other areas if the need arises?
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Old 09-28-2008, 07:32 PM
 
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Can gas be redirected to support other areas if the need arises?
If the Dems and the environmental lobbies would allow or step aside for the construction clean refineries and expanded pipeline networks, we wouldn't be in such a bad circumstance... Of all the horrible things these environmental wingnuts say about oil, they forget to look at the flawless history of the oil industry on the gulf coast. And those facilities are really old. Imagine improving on perfection with ***new*** facilities.

We are tying our own neuse by letting the environmental lobby OWN us.
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Old 09-29-2008, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Hope, AR
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sorry, that's no good -- I don't want to have to look at oil rigs off our beaches

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If the Dems and the environmental lobbies would allow or step aside for the construction clean refineries and expanded pipeline networks, we wouldn't be in such a bad circumstance... Of all the horrible things these environmental wingnuts say about oil, they forget to look at the flawless history of the oil industry on the gulf coast. And those facilities are really old. Imagine improving on perfection with ***new*** facilities.

We are tying our own neuse by letting the environmental lobby OWN us.
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Old 09-29-2008, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Venice Florida
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I think the main reason you are seeing gas shortages in some area and not in others has to due with the gasoline boutique standards that are required by the Clean Air Act. In some areas, like Atlanta, as a result of pollution issues, only certain gasoline "mixtures" can be sold. So if you have a shortage of a particular mix you will see shortages and higher prices. I believe that Atlanta has been given permission to sell any gas mixtures for a short period. Maybe a little late...

Here's a link on the Clean Air Act

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Old 09-29-2008, 08:34 AM
 
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Most of Georgia has access to gas. The metro-Atlanta area is under an EPA requirement to use only low-sulphur gasoline, so the available supply is limited in an area of about 50 counties. The EPA is expected to waive that requirement, and then the Atlanta area will be able to use the same gas as the rest of the state soon. Florida is not along the route of the Colonial pipeline that was shut down by the hurricane.
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Old 09-29-2008, 08:42 AM
 
Location: New York
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sorry, that's no good -- I don't want to have to look at oil rigs off our beaches
Don't you think if US get their own oil, they won't have to rely on oil from other country. Most of the US money is going into other countries, why is that?

I think if the get their own oil, they won't have to send all their money overseas for oil. You seen the market lately?
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