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Power Cut Shuts Down Iraq Oil Exports
August 22, 2005 8:26 AM   Subscribe

Power Cut Shuts Down Iraq Oil Exports ASRA, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's oil exports were shut down Monday by a power cut that darkened parts of central and southern Iraq, including the country's only functioning oil export terminals, Iraqi and foreign oil officials said.
posted by celerystick (21 comments total)

 


Man dies trying to stop gas theft FORT PAYNE, Alabama (AP) -- A gas station owner was run over and killed when he tried to stop a driver from leaving without paying for $52 worth of gasoline, police said.
posted by nicwolff at 8:49 AM on August 22, 2005


This is where the fuel-related stories go, right?
posted by nicwolff at 8:51 AM on August 22, 2005


If only 'oil terminals' had an abundant sorce of energy right there that they burn, or something.
posted by delmoi at 8:56 AM on August 22, 2005


You'd think that they would have their own generators, or something...
posted by Balisong at 8:57 AM on August 22, 2005


delmoi - unless they double as refineries, it's pretty difficult to convert crude oil into usable electric energy.

Though, it is amusing, all the same.
posted by odinsdream at 9:03 AM on August 22, 2005


The power is already back on
posted by knave at 9:24 AM on August 22, 2005


Hydro blaze blacks out downtown
posted by loquax at 9:38 AM on August 22, 2005


Free-form energy and/or resource conflict links? Sounds good to me ...

Shell calls Five Rivers' bluff

Some experts predict water conflicts in Mexico
posted by mrgrimm at 9:49 AM on August 22, 2005


> A gas station owner was run over and killed

Not to mention that the criminal in this case drove an SUV and the victim was either Middle Eastern or South Asian.
posted by vhsiv at 10:04 AM on August 22, 2005


County Fair Judges Blown Away by Heifer

Honestly, what the heck was your thought process when posting this AP story? Did you really think that the news was that amazing or full of importance?
posted by dios at 10:14 AM on August 22, 2005


iraqi blackout on bikini
posted by robocop is bleeding at 10:25 AM on August 22, 2005


Holy crap, if there's one thing I know would get George back at work (aside from a religious calling to save a braindead woman) it would be the stopping of the pumping of that sweet, sweet oil.

Thank goodness he can go back to ignoring the protest at his doorstep and get back to his models and coloring books.
posted by fenriq at 10:31 AM on August 22, 2005


I EAT CRUDE
posted by furtive at 11:04 AM on August 22, 2005


Peak Oil is this summer's Shark Attacks
posted by Mick at 11:28 AM on August 22, 2005


Jeez.

We invade specifically to take their oil, and we can't even get that right.
posted by wakko at 11:51 AM on August 22, 2005


The power adaptor of my iBook fell out of the outlet, and I didn't notice until the battery was down to 4 minutes! Close call!
posted by ParisParamus at 12:32 PM on August 22, 2005


Peak Oil is this summer's Shark Attacks

Brilliant.

I don't know much about world oil reserves. I'm not even necessarily arguing with their facts about how much the output from existing oil fields is going to decline, or that world demand for oil is increasing.

Methinks the comparison to shark attacks is not apt.
posted by mrgrimm at 4:47 PM on August 22, 2005


Unless he's grouping them together as "things I know very little about."

I generally like Steven Levitt, but I think he misses the point.

nothing fundamental has changed in the oil outlook in the last decade

Correct, but nothing has changed in our efforts to reduce oil consumption or plan for the day when there is less. There is a possibility of waiting too late and losing millions of lives in the process. Of course, that's OK b/c it's all part of the magical invisible hand.
posted by mrgrimm at 5:01 PM on August 22, 2005


Jesus built my hotrod.
posted by bardic at 3:47 AM on August 23, 2005


Power Cut Shuts Down Iraq Oil Exports

Again? Damn, how are we ever gonna pay for that Iraqi cakewalk like this?
posted by nofundy at 1:05 PM on August 23, 2005


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