posted on Sep, 21 2005 @ 04:51 PM
I have read reports now, that Hurricane Rita (cat. 5) could potentially disrupt oil production in the region to the tune of over 3 million barrells a
day. Gas prices are now predicted to be over $5/gallon by the middle of next week in a worst case scenario. Aside from potential damage to oil
supply lines, finished gasoline production lines are also expected to take a hit. This could be bad news for the U.S. - This info is coming from CNN.
What do you think could happen here if the prices were to jump this drastically, and gasoline was so hard to find. (on top of the already faltering
economy, and tensions toward the gov't as of late)