Oil in the year 2K

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Even though the Y2K computer glitch isn't mentioned, I think it may be a factor. Previous info suggests this glitch may have closed down a cat cracking (oil processing) plant in Venezuela and another in the eastern US. Anyway there is a sudden shortage. We always have cold weather somewhere, so I think Y2K is probably more to blame than the weather. What do you all think?



-- Robert Manny (rmanny@thegrid.net), January 24, 2000


I think that degradation of embedded chips is far more widespread in the "fix-it-as-it-breaks" oil industry than people realize. Here are the sites of two different lists on the subject: http://www.justpeace.org/explosions.htm http://nckodokan.com/charts/crude.html The fact that there have been over 64 major failures around the globe just since Jan 1 is a chilling statistic, especially when you consider that in 1990 there was only one...

-- Pride Mutoli (PMutoli@aol.com), January 25, 2000.

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