American truck drivers are sounding the alarm that Diesel fuel is running out.
It was on October 14 that the US Energy Infrastructure Agency (EIA) publicly stated the nation was down to 25 days of Diesel Fuel reserves. That would put the run-out date, Tuesday, November 8.
Yet Diesel fuel continues to be refined throughout the country, so while "reserves" may have been down to 25 days, there was still ongoing production.
Yet, as shown in the video below, truckers in North Carolina are reporting large, 50 mile areas of that state, without diesel fuel!
Similar videos have come out of Oklahoma within the past three days as well.
Fuel Distributors in Tennessee announced they had begun LIMITING purchases of diesel fuel in that state, too.
Like all other nations, the United States runs on diesel fuel. All tractor trailers, trains, and cargo ships require diesel fuel to operate. If that fuel runs out, then there is no way to transport cargo . . . anywhere.
Supermarkets have only three (3) days supply of food on store shelves. In large metropolitan areas, those supermarkets must get truck deliveries EVERY DAY to keep shelves stocked. If diesel runs out, re-stocking cannot take place.
No one is saying WHERE the nation's supply of Diesel fuel is going.
The US economy is so huge, it uses 148 MILLION gallons of diesel fuel each and every day. Without that fuel, the economy grinds to a halt.
What that would mean for average Americans is simple: Go to your refrigerator, open it and look at what's in there. Then go to your pantry, open it and look what's in there. The food you see . . . would be all you've got. Because there won't be any more shipments to bring anything else.
While Diesel fuel remains in production, clearly something is very wrong and large areas within the US are now openly running out of fuel.
Get food while you still can. TODAY.
Lose both the Senate and the House.
Ha ha ha
Do you think they haven't learned anything?
People are receiving msil-in ballets in Canada.
.Dems win Tuesday ...big time.
Out of 50 shit for brains governors, and legislatures. why don't they drill and eventually build a refinery in their State?
Perhaps because the American people also have shit for brains, and have at best voted in clueless psychopaths and useful idiots.
The American people do not understand our form of divided and delegated sovereignty at all. The 10th plank of the Communist manifesto was a wild success at dumbing them all down.
But no one is going to get a chance to build anything, not even Oklahoma or Texas. The system is going to crash and there is nothing anyone can do to stop it. The international bankers have got to bring it all down to build back better, remember.
Refineries at capacity with no reserves....
Next? Look for refineries to shut down for "maintenance" and others due to fires.
All the refineries in the US are OLD and in need of upgrading and repair. The oil industry does not want to invest in future oil related investments if the powers that be have decided to kill fossil fuels. (Atlas shrugging)
John Galt. Is that you?
We are not producing enough to replace consumption. In the short term, adding capacity is not an option. The market will correct this.......through demand destruction (recession, production shutdowns, reduced trade).
NATO Sanctions and the Coming Global Diesel Fuel Disaster
"The CEO of the Rotterdam-based Vitol, the world’s largest independent energy trading company , warned on March 27 that rationing of diesel fuel in the coming months globally was increasingly likely. He noted, “Europe imports about half of its diesel from Russia and about half of its diesel from the Middle East. That systemic shortfall of diesel is there.”..
"The issue is global, said Kloza, adding that diesel inventories around the world are the lowest as they’ve been since 1982, “and we’ve added about 3.4 billion people in that time.”
Read that last line again.
The total population of the planet has nearly doubled since the early 1980s, and so we truly are in unprecedented territory."
Another factor comes into play, though - as prices rise, people will use less diesel, and since so much of this is related to the shipping and trucking industries, that might mean the whole economy slows down. So it's not so much a question of completely running out, as things getting so expensive that everything just slowly grinds to a halt. The problem with that is that it could be a vicious circle - as the economy slows, people buy less, so the economy gets even worse, etc.
Other factors that could influence all of this include seasonal (farming uses a lot of diesel), the upcoming potential train strike, the war in Ukraine, and the elections here in the US which are in a couple of days. It's a very complicated picture, and we don't see all the pieces.
In the worst case scenario, where "Biden is intentionally destroying the country", then putting on my doom glasses, the election will be cheated again, Dems will lose some but not as much as needed to stop their ongoing shenanigans, and with the midterms out of the way then they will go whole hog on their mission to bring down the USA. Price of diesel and gasoline and heating oil will skyrocket and the train strike will just make it even worse. And the Dems will respond by telling us this is good evidence that we should all be driving electric cars.
The best case scenario, on the other hand, is a red tsunami in the midterms, putting a bit of a crimp in the Dems larger ambitions (though, let's face it, the Republicans are really no different, it's all one big club). But they'll do some token actions to stop the diesel from running out or getting too much more pricey, then they'll avert the train strike at the last second, like they always do, and we'll be onto the next crisis. Things won't be ok, but maybe at least we won't be headed off the cliff quite as fast.
Not much to be cheerful about right now, is there. I really wish Trump had done more when he was in office to clean out the swamp. I guess it was just too much for one man. That's a problem we need to fix.
And this doesn't even include "black swans", events that nobody sees coming but they change the landscape for everybody. Things like China invading Taiwan, or some huge natural disaster (e.g. big earthquake on the west coast), aliens making contact, Jesus returning again, etc. I like the Jesus idea, maybe he would have some ideas how to fix this mess.
that will come running to the rescue of legal Americans,
if he doesn't trip and fall splattering his shitty diaper all over the country.
Even if a “red” wave is allowed to happen on Election Day, good luck peacefully getting to their swearing-in in January! If supply chains inside the US are wrecked by then, we will likely be under martial law ensuring this is the last election of the Republic.
Europe. The situation deteriorated quickly enough where two Europe-bound tankers (from the US gulf coast) are being diverted back to the US east coast.
"In a desperate attempt to alleviate the pressure, two tankers that were loaded with diesel and jet fuel that were headed to Europe have been turned back around…
Meanwhile, the scarcity of diesel has prompted traders to start diverting cargoes with the fuel that were originally bound for Europe, Reuters reported earlier this month.
Tanker tracking data showed that at least two tankers with some 90,000 tons of diesel and jet fuel that were initially bound for Europe were diverted toward the U.S. East Coast.
That may help us a bit, but it is not good news at all for the Europeans."
Don't forget, less of us - the Middle Class - is their Goal.
Actually, not the goal, just something in the way of their goal that needs to be eliminated.
We're expendable, a nuisance.
The German card has been played that changes the whole equation. The American elites have overplayed their hand when they sbatoged the Baltic pipelines, the life blood of the German economy.
When Dumitru Duduman listed the countries that would invade America he couldn't remember two of the counties. In 1984 who would have believed that Germany would be one of them?!
The next seven years will be very interesting. I'll be watching from Heaven where nothing but the truth is spoken.
It is with great appreciation to see Dolph provide himself with
enough rope to hang himself with.
Dolph is so convinced that his sorceress Vicki Parnell, and himself,
have correctly received divine warning that “all” the church will
be raptured by Nov. 15, he posted his proclamation twice.
Lets keep track of Dolph's sorceress, and himself, as their
complete lack of credibility will soon be apparent for all to see.
Yellow are for diesel
Red are for gasoline
Let the panic buying begin...
Russia has announced Sunday that a major dam in the Russian-controlled region of Kherson was damaged in a Ukrainian strike using an advanced US-supplied system.
"Today at 10:00 there was a hit of six HIMARS rockets. Air defense units shot down five missiles, one hit a lock of the Kakhovka dam, which was damaged," Russian news agencies quoted local emergency authorities as saying.
Kakhovka hydroelectric dam, file image
The Kakhovka hydroelectric dam in southern Ukraine has been in Russian hands since near the start of the invasion of Ukraine, considered a critical asset to the Russians given it supplies water to Crimea. This also makes it a potential target for the Ukrainian army, given President Zelensky's prior pledges to "liberate" Crimea.
An official with the Moscow-installed administration, however, said "Everything is under control. The main air defense strikes were repelled, one missile hit [the dam], but did not cause critical damage."
The Kakhovka dam has for months been at the center of competing accusations and claims, with President Zelensky saying weeks ago that Russian troops are plotting a 'false flag' detonation of the large structure in order to trigger cataclysmic flooding.
Zelensky appealed to world powers to ensure the dam's safe operation by sending an international mission to protect and operate it, pointing out that if the dam burst it would case a "catastrophe on a grand scale".
"The dam of this hydroelectric power plant holds about 18 million cubic meters of water," he said in statements last month. "If Russian terrorists blow up this dam, more than 80 settlements, including Kherson, will be in the zone of rapid flooding. Hundreds, hundreds of thousands of people may be affected."
Source: Google Maps
He described that Russian forces previously kicked the dam workers out of the facility and now have complete control over it. "They have complete control over the station," Zelensky added. “It is necessary to act immediately so that Russia does not have the opportunity to realize this catastrophe."
The ongoing standoff mirrors that of Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, which has also from the war's start been under Russian control but has also suffered shelling, which if damaged severely enough could have catastrophic effects on the whole area, given the potential for radioactive fallout.
Yet, they also acknowledge that the dam is fully under Russian control. So, surely if the Russians wanted to blow it up, then they could have done that by now.
And Ukraine asks the world to protect the dam, while they are also shelling it with missiles?
Something doesn't add up here, these stories are completely cockeyed and I have no idea who is telling the truth. I know both sides do propaganda, does anyone really know who is being truthful here? Is Ukraine really shooting HIMARS rockets at the dam? Why are they saying one thing on the world stage, and then doing something so completely different on the ground? And if Russia wanted to blow the dam, then again - it's under their control, they could do that anytime. It doesn't make any sense.
The answer is = Your typical "friendly" moron in govt. Talk, steal, kill, sleep.... talk, steal, kill, sleep..... you get the picture!
Zerohedge even posted this about two hours ago.
Hal, nap times over.
Now one tic-E-toc vid-gya of a good old southern boy Speculating a distance of 50 miles to a viable fuel station is not really news.
That refined diesel fuel has to be going somewhere, how about back to re fill the strategic reserves.
America knows that it is no use having the most powerful and well equipped forces if you do not have fuel! As Hitler found out in the battle of the Bulge.
Also, by depriving the general public of fuel, it will be almost impossible for Patriots to organize a counter revolution if, as seems likely, the election is stolen again.
The "Green" lobbyists should note that military vehicles are the most fuel hungry and polluting of all. Why are they not protesting?
Just another example of hypocritical government policies. Remember food shortages are the ultimate weapon of despots.
Most likely the diesel is going to Europe where a larger percent of vehicles run on diesel fuel.
Also if a major war is coming they would be refining more jet fuel since most military vehicles can run on Jet fuel as well as all military aircraft.
And many of todays rockets are propelled by kerosene and liquid oxygen.
I don't know why so much of what we do consists of shooting ourselves in the foot. I grew up watching Star Trek and thinking that the world would just get better, that the old days of racism were way behind us and people were more enlightened now. That was the 70's and 80's. Now racism is back (came back under Obama, ironically enough, due to his focus on making it a central theme of our culture again). And we keep doing everything to stop ourselves from being able to get it together and advance as a species. Everything is going to shit in short order, it almost seems like when things are good then we get bored and knock the whole thing down just for some entertainment and excitement. Doesn't bode well for Man's journey to the stars. We seem to enjoy fighting and trying to control everybody else more than working together and respecting personal liberty. Sad really, we have so much potential, but we're just wasting it all on petty squabbles and rich cliques who are fighting to control the world.
I put my GM 3.0 4WD 1/2 ton diesel truck up against the VW Golf at twice the weight and a lot more wind resistance and get 36 MPG on the road and 28 around town with equal acceleration as the Golf.
The same government that's trying to kill us all off has an active program to kill diesel vehicles and gasoline vehicles as well.
So....why didn't they and where is what they did refine? They may not have doubled the existing reserves, but they made a lot more than was used so the reserves should have increased. They didn't!
So, where the heck is it?
extrapolate, "there is going to be a
The witch of Wall Street, Kamala, said it,
"there is going to be a DARK WINTER."
How were we to interpret it then?
We didn't really know.
We went to the CIA definition section trying
to find out. No success there.
Now we know.
A DARK WINTER is not a crap shoot.
A DARK WINTER is not the random throw of the cards.
A DARK WINTER is fully orchestrated, fully
planned and fully coordinated.
A DARK WINTER is the sickly step-cousin of
the pandemic, and the pandemics which follow.
Dementia removes a person's filter. Guess it does the same to demented demons. Other than idiocy, Kamala has no excuse for letting it slip.
Dark Winter was the first depopulation tabletop exercise I know of, in 2001:
Wouldn’t be surprised if the refineries get hit - so no more production.
Refineries are being hit, along w/>100 food processing plants across the US.
And the coal mines are on Russian territory.
An army used to march on its stomach - now it drives on its diesel.
NATO has a hell of a gas bill.
How would the “demand” for diesel fuel increase to the
point that we are reduced to just a 25 day buffer until there
is “none?” Just where does this problem lay?
The demand for products, at the retail level, could not have
increased to such and extent that would cause such an extreme
“shipping induced” diesel shortage, as opposed to previous years.
The same would go for farming equipment, trains, ships and
Rather than a “increased consumption” demand, this would seem
to be more of a condition of “decreased availability.”
Inflated product costs reduces the sales volume, which reduces
the amount of goods being shipped which reduces fuel usage,
which reduces fuel production, which increases the loss of jobs,
which reduces the demand for fuel.
Question is “Who pulled the plug in the first place?”
quote name="Srmay72"]Same reporter that claimed Syria used serial gas is now drive around Ukraine for rape stories we know how that worked
A moot point to those paying attention.
If you don't have a year or two of food, you defiantly have not been paying attention.
I understand that with our older refineries are designed to process heavy crude where the crude coming from shale is lighter and has to be shipped out of country to refine. This might not be correct. Learning as I go.
You are witnessing the true beginning of the end if you let the demo-craps win (steal) the midterm election.
‘chickens have come home to roost'?
So, when do we run out? We may never "run out" but more likely will just not have enough to meet the demand.
Don't forget the decrepit Biden administration is diverting much of the diesel fuel to imbecile Europe where profits are approximately 45% higher.
So why bother to sell to Americans for less when idiots in Europe pay more.
Rural area 40 miles northeast of
Charlotte NC reports couple in the
Trucking industry has been informed
That around beginning of December
Diesel fuel will be rationed and to prepare
For supply chain Shortages. In comments
There were several pics of bags over
Diesel pumps and signs out of diesel.
Reports that all 5 sheets stations in nearby
Area were out of diesel.
Prices for places that have diesel range
5.20-5.30 as of yesterday afternoon.
I have been like cat on hot tin roof due to diesel issue! Shopped for values online, early Black Friday sales -- I doubt any left by real Black Friday; mgr at nearby Lowe's said other Lowe's in our town had two of my first choice in other store but she checked every LG, Maytag, Samsung and Whirlpool, NOTHING! She phoned other store to hold washer and pedestal. Rushed to other store. Made purchases yesterday w/delivery/installation sched for tomorrow (Monday) morning. PRAYING truck is able to get here! ... MAN! I feel for everyone left to hand wash all laundry (in a few months -- in any rain water they can find).
I decide to open it up - and kill or cure it.
A section came out easily - and the space between pipes was full of crap.
Just cleaned ot out - and good as new.
At this moment, we're where the Russian people were in early March of 1917 and it's about to get much much worse. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised at all, to see Chinese troops rolling into this country before Spring. By then, we'll have little food and fuel, our front-line military is mostly stranded abroad and the bulk of their ammo has been shipped to Ukraine, so we're about to literally be a *sitting duck* for an invasion. This has been the plan all along.
If Diesel fuel still in production then we're is the fuel going, very, very suspicious all he'll is about to brake loose God help us all.
Today is Kerosene day for me, getting heater ready for those cold days.
Thanks Hal for the info you provided
Just turn on its side like a beer barrel to drain it.
Before I had to pick it up and pour it into a funnel.