It’s Not Just Getting the Refineries Back Open

Initial reports vary as to the extent of damage to Gulf Coast refining. But a longer term problem may not be refining infrastructure but providing shelter for refinery workers. “One of our refineries is scheduled to be back up soon but our real problem is finding housing for our workers. Most of their homes are destroyed or under water. Unless we can solve the housing problem we will not be fully operational for some time,” said one major oil company representative.

One needle with many threads unraveling.

One Response to “It’s Not Just Getting the Refineries Back Open”

  1. Mr. Bingley says:

    No, it’s not: we need new refineries. We were running at something like 95% of capacity before the hurricane, and we simply have no margin for error, as we are finding out.

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