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