Gas shortages now?

11 May

17 responses to “Gas shortages now?

  1. Will S.

    May 11, 2021 at 9:53 am

    • feeriker

      May 11, 2021 at 9:57 am

      Of course there’s NOTHING about this “shortage” that’s been deliberately engineered. Noooooooo, of course not! [/sarc]

      • Will S.

        May 11, 2021 at 9:59 am


        I am wondering what the proximate cause will be stated to be; perhaps this pipeline hack?

      • Will S.

        May 11, 2021 at 10:13 am


      • electricangel

        May 11, 2021 at 1:10 pm

        I think the Canadians cut our supply preparatory to an invasion that they will subsequently apologise for.

      • Will S.

        May 11, 2021 at 1:19 pm


      • cameron232

        May 11, 2021 at 1:38 pm

        Canadians? Hell, the Mississippi National Guard could take them!

        Kidding Will!!

      • Will S.

        May 11, 2021 at 1:40 pm

        Oh, probably! 😉

  2. Dave

    May 11, 2021 at 12:50 pm

    ‘”Our goal is to make money and not creating problems for society,” DarkSide wrote on its website.’

    How cute, an extortion racket that cares about its public image, but not enough to decrypt the affected computers for free.

    Back in 1959, before corporate management got clogged up with affirmative-action chair-warmers who need weeks of committee meetings to decide anything, emergencies were dealt with quickly and competently:

  3. fuzziewuzziebear

    May 11, 2021 at 1:10 pm

    I was going to speculate about going from winter blends to summer blends until I saw Will’s comments on a pipeline. However, the switch happens twice a year, and for gasoline, it will save you from vapor lock by making your fuel a little harder to boil. Diesel can be a problem in the winter because wax will form at low temps. They can’t always time the switch, so there are Problems that come up.

  4. zerothposition

    May 11, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    Disruption of public infrastructure should be a capital crime summarily enforceable, whether it is droning some Soviet bloc hacker or snowplowing Antifa.

    • Will S.

      May 11, 2021 at 3:26 pm


    • feeriker

      May 11, 2021 at 4:09 pm

      Way back at the turn of the Millennium, when the Internet was still in its first stages of adolescence, I worked for a company that had contracts for securing commercial long-haul network resources that carried portions of DoD information flows. One of our company’s urgent messages was that NIPC (the National Infrastructure Protection Center) needed to consider protection of communications infrastructure as a national security priority. They laughed at the idea. Now they’re at least giving lip service to the urgency of the idea, but I wonder how much ACTION they’ve actually put into it!

  5. freemattpodcast

    May 11, 2021 at 6:26 pm

    Idiots keep running for our gas stations even though our regional pipeline was safe. It is roughly an hr from my current position.

    Sheer tardery.


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