US maintains a stockpile of 90-100 days assuming disruption in global supply chain. How come suddenly gas vanished in seven days? Long weekend itself puts stress on gasoline consumption plus a rumor of gasoline deficiency.
I analyzed this in two folds… there is no milk in the town and Kojagiri is right around the corner.
Like most of you, I am a strong proponent of saving fossil fuel and green earth. I strongly agree with contemporary view of environmentalists that humans are consuming more and creating stress on the system. The cost of fossil fuel, $2.5/g, is highly underrated. It took millennia for the organic matter to get converted to fossil and our generation is using it as a bottle of coke. If that’s the cost, we are grossly misusing it. Actually we are ripping mother earth.
We better start ridesharing, carpooling and economizing on the use of gas even if our ‘rip off’ generation can afford it. Today’s Gas shortage just taught us one thing. Just get it in short supply, we don’t need to increase price, that shortfall itself will change our behavior.