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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (aprilh @ Mar. 23 2005,9:20)]Enjoy the spike in gasoline prices that will happen after this incident! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
    Even if the amount of gasoline isn't significant, the consumers don't know. So it's a license to add to the price. Have you noticed that the response time to the light sweet crude is shorter when the price goes up, as opposed to when it drops? It's like bills - they are always on time. Checks run late. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_l_32.gif[/img]

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    That's awful. Unfortunately, the addiction to cheap gasoline kills people, places, and things.

    I read a book a year or two ago about an even larger disaster that happened in Texas City right after WW II. It was ammonium nitrate, not gasoline, but we're pretty addicted to that stuff too. The book is City on Fire, by Bill Minutaglio. Even though he is close to the Bush Dynasty, he's pretty hard on the big money interests that create situations like Texas City.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (herenorthere @ Mar. 24 2005,6:51)]I read a book a year or two ago about an even larger disaster that happened in Texas City right after WW II. It was ammonium nitrate, not gasoline, but we're pretty addicted to that stuff too.
    That happened in 1947 with a ship carrying fertalizer. It began to smolder so the dock workers inundated it with water. Destoyed half of Texas City.
    History of Disaster

    It's funny you bring that up. I work at Sterling Chemicals, which is the old Monsanto site. In other words I work on the very site in which the explosion in 1947 occured. Those docks are now the very same docks I see on a daily basis.

    At any rate at BP there are 14 confirmed loss of life, so far. Several more in critical, some with burns over 90% of their body. There is a team coming in today totry to determine cause, but that can take up to a year. The F.B.I. has come and gone so I believe at this point terrorism has been ruled out. The unit produced an octain enhancer, so it is directly related to gas. Also that site produces 3% of the U.S. gasoline on a daily basis.
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    ZAK...I've been seeing coverage of it on the news, both national and local. I am so sorry for your community. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] That's a terrible tragedy. A lot of lives were lost and there will be a lot of related hardship in your area.

    My sympathy goes out to all the friends and family of those who died...

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    At least I wasn't in Houston this time. Glad to know your okay, Zak. I am still trying to contact the people I know over at the refinery. I think I would have heard from someone by now, but they probably are pretty busy right now.

    Hey, Zak keep your head down, dude!

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    Thank's Rick,

    Let me know if when you get ahold of you're contacts there. I believe most of the fatalities were contractors. The unit was on a shutdown so there were alot more people in the area than usual.
    I always suspect everything could be a trap... thats why I'm still alive
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    I heard about it also. Horrible. The newstation I was listening too said somthing about a gas leak but you can never know.

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