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August 30, 2011

A Little Relief

 

The CME has declared force majeure for heating oil shipments into NY for August.

Hurricane Irene’s dirty work is thwarted. The order gives and extension of 5 days from the originally scheduled due date to make deliveries.

Per Wikipedia

Force majeure (French) or vis major (Latin) “superior force”, also known as cas fortuit (French) or casus fortuitus (Latin) “chance occurrence, unavoidable accident”,[1] is a common clause in contracts that essentially frees both parties from liability or obligation when an extraordinary event or circumstance beyond the control of the parties, such as a war, strike, riot, crime, or an event described by the legal term act of God (such as hurricane, flooding, earthquake, volcanic eruption, etc.), prevents one or both parties from fulfilling their obligations under the contract.[2]

Filed under:Fuel cost,Fuel Price Hedging,Fumes,Gas price | by Pump Girl @ 7:13 pm | 

August 22, 2011

Get Out Your Hankies

 

Take a look at this recent ad by Chevy.

Ya, ya, I know. Poor old truck’s been in the fam for years. Now is your chance to get some better gas mileage, and do your part to get the economy rolling. sniff sniff

Filed under:Fumes,Gas price,Price Shocks,Vehicle News | by Pump Girl @ 3:19 pm | 

April 17, 2011

Flying Car

 

Filed under:Fumes | by Pump Girl @ 5:17 pm | 

March 22, 2011

Small Laugh

 

A little gas humor

Filed under:Fumes | by Pump Girl @ 6:53 pm | 

September 22, 2010

Links For 9/22

 

Steve Crist, Editor at Wealth Daily writes that the real price of oil is more like $543/ barrel, vs. the $74 spot price.

Andrew Revkin of the Dot Earth blogs writes about what kind of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle can be done with spent oil rigs. Interesting pix of a Malaysian dive resort made out of one.

Rigzone reports that China oil consumption is rising, but down from June high.

Oil prices fell Tues. to $73.52/barrel. Oil traders worry about their futures contracts.

Filed under:Fuel cost,Fuel Price Trends,Fumes,Gas price | by Pump Girl @ 4:09 pm |