[FoRK] Authoritative explanation of gas spike in 2007/8?

Ken Meltsner meltsner at alum.mit.edu
Fri Oct 9 13:51:56 PDT 2009


On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 3:11 PM, Benjamin Black <b at b3k.us> wrote:
...
>
> this is another part of the problem: there was a lot of refinery
> capacity that came online in the 80s, but very little, new capacity
> since then.

Which is kind of scary, given that refinery design life is typically
~30 years.  It doesn't mean that everything built before 1979 will
keel over tomorrow, but it does mean that big upgrades will be needed,
and the resulting permits, etc. will be an excellent NIMBY
opportunity.

Ken M


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