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 <email@example.com>
It wasn't bad. Most of it could happen but probably not as severely as it was portrayed. Still, the potential for these events are an ever-present possibility and probably a good reason to actively seek out alternative fuel sources. Artistically, it was well done and cause for ponder. Many of the events portrayed in this documentary are real events that are happening on other countries. The scenarios seem very real. The documentary portrays some dismal events and I think it could have offered some potential positive outcomes rather than having such a pessimistic outlook on a very real dilemma. Like it or not, the events portrayed could happen but these shows need to focus also on how we solve the problems.
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