posted on Sep, 8 2005 @ 02:43 PM
Has anyone seen any new information on how badly the effected oil production is?
This disaster is staggering in terms of human tragity, but the impact on US oil production is likely to have larger long term effects. With America
being the largest user of oil in the world and being totally reliant on imports (national production before Katrina didn't come close to meeting
demand), even a small hit could have a big impact.
Has anyone read "Red Storm Rising"?
This situation is hauntingly simular to the (fictional, but logical) events in that book... only reversed and without a second Super Power to curtail
a resource grabbing rampage.
My biggest fear is that logicly, the US now NEEDS to secure more oil resources. The country already has it's balls in a Saudi vise.
Canada is the closest nation that has potential surplus oil.
Couple that with Manifest Desteny and the fact that Bush seems to be trying to stop us from looking good to the American Public, and I've got a nasty
feeling crawling around in my gut.
I've heard nothing about estimated damages to oil dericks and refineries.
Does anyone have some figures?