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
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Most die-hard (and they will) conservatives label anything against their beliefs as anti-(insert Patriotic jingoism here) but, this MADE_FOR_TV_MOVIE is simply anti-us dependency on foreign oil. And any good American should be concerned with our dependency on foreign oil. We need to take this opportunity (decent economy, lots of wealth) and make the investment in our future. Sure, ANWAR holds some oil, but what we really need is a systematic plan 10-50 year plan to eliminate our need for foreign oil. We have the resources, let's do it.
Oh, the movie was a war-of-the worlds style of realism, using "real" TV broadcasts, probably more because it's a cheap way to go, rather than it being an effective means of communication. Good topic, OK execution.
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