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

Benjamin Black b at b3k.us
Fri Oct 9 14:11:49 PDT 2009


Ken Meltsner wrote:
> 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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