This docudrama outlines the effects of a severe oil and gas shortage in the United States, brought on by a hurricane damaging much of the oil infrastructure along the Gulf Coast. The drama is seen through the eyes of stock traders and analysts, a small business owner, government officials and news reporters. The story begins when the massive Hurricane Julia strikes New Orleans, La. In addition to killing thousands of people, the storm - stronger than a Category 5 storm (the strongest on the Saffir-Simpson scale) - destroys a major pipeline at Port Fourchon, La. (as well as wiping out many offshore oil rigs and refineries). As work begins to rebuild the pipeline, the price of gasoline soars to above $3 a gallon. Then, a series of events spiral the gas prices to unheard of levels of $7 per gallon or more. The most notable of these events: Two large oil tankers collide in the Port of Houston, closing that channel down; and Muslim terrorists stage a series of attacks after the United ... Written by
Brian Rathjen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Very well made fictional work. Makes you think hard about how dependent we have become on foreign sources of power. It also makes you think about American people love affair with gas guzzlers and the love/hate relationship with the powers that hold the biggest amounts of oil. Many conservatives do not like their religion, but own vehicles that take $50+ to fill tank. Even being a work of fiction, it still makes you wonder if something like this would happen. What can we do? I do remember Arab Prince Addulah being asked around April 2004 if oil prices would be lowered for the November elections and he stating in that oil is a very important commodity to play political games with it. Funny that prices dropped a few cents in August, and are back high again.
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