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19 minutes ago, CMJeepster said:
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The White House is considering tapping the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve, created in 2000 to help with supply issues and used only once in 2012 in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The impact from such a release would be limited by the relatively small size of the reserve, which only contains 1 million barrels of diesel.

Hrmm.
 

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In 2020, distillate fuel consumption by the U.S. transportation sector, which is essentially diesel fuel, ... an average of about 122 million gallons per day

Yeah, that extra 1 million gallons will have a HAY-UGE impact...

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So they are going to use a reserve designed to help people heat their homes in the northeast in the winter in case there is a heating oil shortage.

82% of the homes in the northeast are heated with oil.

What could possibly go wrong?

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2 minutes ago, brucin said:

people heat their homes in the northeast in the winter in case there is a heating oil shortage.

How about this for an unintended consequence.  Home heating oil will get caught up in diesel pricing and suffer the same shortages.  If there is no heating oil, people will turn to wood burning stoves.  Thousands of acres will be cut down to heat homes.  So, the lefty idiots get their win by fucking up oil, but caused deforestation.

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15 minutes ago, Scorpio64 said:

How about this for an unintended consequence.  Home heating oil will get caught up in diesel pricing and suffer the same shortages.  If there is no heating oil, people will turn to wood burning stoves.  Thousands of acres will be cut down to heat homes.  So, the lefty idiots get their win by fucking up oil, but caused deforestation.

You are exactly correct! Home heating oil shortages is what I've been worried about for a few weeks now. As a result, I'm checking out firewood prices currently & will be ordering some in the early part of the summer. I have a woodburning stove that I don't use all that often, but I have a bad feeling that I might need to run it with some regularity this coming winter & I would prefer to buy the wood NOW rather than waiting until fall/early winter (when it will in all likelihood be even more scarce/costly). I imagine anyone with a woodburning stove or fireplace will also be buying more firewood this year. I agree, it's not at all "green" to burn wood... but hey, who can blame a homeowner for keeping that option on the table under the circumstances?

The current "energy policy" (or lack thereof) is so ill-planned, it's mind-boggling. So, people really need to be ready for the worst. Shortages certainly, but possibly even more hacking attacks on utility companies. At this point, when it comes to the basics (like having heat in winter), I want back-ups to my back-ups... and after that... even more back-ups:facepalm: 

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7 hours ago, Scorpio64 said:

How about this for an unintended consequence.  Home heating oil will get caught up in diesel pricing and suffer the same shortages.  If there is no heating oil, people will turn to wood burning stoves.  Thousands of acres will be cut down to heat homes.  So, the lefty idiots get their win by fucking up oil, but caused deforestation.

And the Green New Deal will be filled with soot and smoke. Cows will still fart. but we can all do our part and get an electric car!

 

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