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Friday, September 02, 2005

Katrina飓风造成的其中一个大回响:油价飚高。

Katrina飓风的威力,我想不需要我多说,大家已经从各大媒体了解到这场天灾的毁坏性。啊,希望这一场飓风是今年最后的一场。飓风的威力,真的是非笔墨可以形容的。

昨天到外面逛了一逛,才猛然发现油价突然间飚高了很多很多,吓了我一大跳。这个月和上个月的油价相比,每一种不同等级的汽油都平均起价了一元(这里的油价以gallon为单位)!以下是全美国油价的起伏比较:

Gas prices: national average

Regular Mid Premium Diesel
Current average $2.87 $3.04 $3.16 $2.81
Yesterday average $2.71 $2.87 $2.98 $2.71
Month ago average $2.29 $2.43 $2.51 $2.42
Year ago average $1.85 $1.97 $2.04 $1.90
Source: AAA Fuel Gauge Report, Sept. 2, 2005

以上只是一个‘平均’的数据,但是在Richmond,我们昨天所看到的,油价都比以上这一个chart的高。Regular :3.10, Mid: 3.35, Premium: 3.60 是大部分添油站的销售价格。

如果你不清楚为什么会这样子,这一段可以略略解释你的疑惑:Hurricane Katrina shut down nine Gulf Coast refineries, disrupted gasoline pipelines to the Midwest and East and stopped 90% of the oil production in the Gulf of Mexico. Marketers are sending trucks 200 to 300 miles to pick up fuel.

啊,很恐怖是吧。

哎,但愿明天会更好……

2 Comments:

Anonymous Maria said...

reading this make me feel Malaysia sometime really a heaven (though not all the time :P).

4:09 AM

 
Blogger Greenapple said...

when it comes to natural disasters, M'sia indeed is blessed because of the location. Hopefully this will be an eternal fact. Ha. (I refer to the fact that M'sia could feel the tremor after the Tsunami event. I seriously hope that M'sia will not be affected by earthquake, ever.)

9:41 AM

 

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