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By Robert Rapier on Jun 29, 2008 with no responses

My Last Long-Distance Car Trip

At least I hope it is my last one. I have made a few long-distance trips by car in my life. The first few were a lot of fun. I was seeing the country for the first time. But after crisscrossing Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma a few times, I would honestly rather have a root canal than have to do it again – especially when it means 25 hours on the road with three impatient kids in the car. Things have changed quite a bit since my last trip, though. When I was in college, my first long distance road trip took me from College Station, Texas to Gaspé, Quebec (2,600 miles) and back. My most recent long-distance trip, in… Continue»

By Robert Rapier on Jul 12, 2007 with no responses

The Risk of Maintaining Low Inventories

All through the spring and early summer I kept pointing to falling gasoline inventories as a potential problem. Running inventories down to very low levels greatly increases the risks associated with any supply disruptions. And while inventories have been recovering, they are historically still very low. And we have our first real casualty of running on such a razor’s edge: Some Gas Pumps Run Dry OMAHA, Neb. — Truckers spent more than an hour waiting to fill up with fuel for delivery as some gas pumps ran dry across the state on Wednesday. Nebraska’s governor has issued an executive order that will allow gasoline truck drivers to alter their hours of service. Gas supplies in the state have been tight… Continue»