Remember when I mentioned that I've been spotting scattered signs that the U.S. might be heading for a gas shortage
Remember my poll?
Remember I mentioned this on Wednesday
Now is the time to mention:Sometimes I really, really hate being right.
Granted, the cause cited in the Reuters article cites the "transition to a new anti-smog gasoline blend using corn-based ethanol as an additive" for the current crop of gas shortages. However, it seems to me that I've been seeing warning signs of a coming problem long before the past few days.
I'm not convinced that this going to settle down at all once the "distribution" issues for the new gas are worked out. I think we're going to see lines this summer that'll rival the Carter-era gas crunch (or at least what I can remember of it in my very, very dim and very, very young childhood memories).
And if our sociopath-in-chief decides to drop a bomb on Iran in the next month or two...well, we can all kiss cheap and possibly plentiful gas goodbye.
*hugs my Saturn and its 38 mpg*