posted on May, 2 2018 @ 10:02 PM
originally posted by: soundguy
I suppose only the dimmest of the deplorables didn’t see this coming. I heard the [SNIP] grabber in chief saying just the other day that we are
awash in oil and this is unacceptable. Funny how publucans are always powerless when we are getting fleeced by the market.
Let’s review. job creation is flat, interest rates are going up, gas prices going up, the national debt going up. The deficit is going up. You can
rest assured of what’s coming next. Well unless you’re a deplorable. Hopefully the person that changes their drool catcher will attempt to explain
it to them in terms they can understand. predictable as the sun rise. Wash, rinse, repeat.
Do yourself a favor and google "why do gas prices go up in summer". It will be very revealing to you to find out that it has been happening for a long
The main reason is what is referred to in laymen terms as the "summer blend", which is more expensive to make. The catalysts used in the production
cost more, more are used, and the process takes longer, all of which add to the overall cost of the final product, as well as the byproducts like all
the plastics and such.
This summer blend is the result of failed liberal logic imposing unreasonable restrictions and regulations on refineries. You see, it was a very sad
little attempt at reducing carbon emissions based on population density. More densely populated areas were supposed to have lower emission fuels where
less densely populated areas could use regular fuel. This led to states having different fuel restrictions in different areas to combat smog. The
problem, of course, is that the smog just refused to follow the boundaries of the state lines. Go figure...
So, when a state like Illinois has to switch to a summer blend there may be only a handful of refineries making that blend at any given time. If one
of them has a problem the supply is interrupted and can't be replaced by fuel from the refinery next door. No, it has to wait for fuel to come up from
Texas because that is the nearest refinery with the right blend on hand. Of course that means the Texas production schedule is now off due to the
unexpected demand from Illinois, which pushes the price increase farther down the line, and so on.
Now I know I am just a dim deplorable but since I have been designing the pilot plants the refineries use to make the gas for so many years I feel
qualified to discuss it.
Lets review: unemployment is lower than it has been in years - especially among young black men (something obama claimed he would address), interest
rates go up when the economy is strong, gas prices always go up in the summer, and the national debt is increasing slower than it has in the last ten
years. Oh, and butt-hurt liberals still try to find reasons to complain...