Gas shortage this summer?

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  2. roundhouse

    roundhouse Road Train Member

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    I saw that this morning on Drudge Report website.

    Biden and AOC and Nancy and the rest of the socialist liberals have to be peeing their pants with joy.

    shortages are even better than high prices, which are most assuredly coming due to increased regulations and no pipeline.
     
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  3. Jamestuc80

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    I hate Biden admin as well but Pipeline has no so side effects because it was never built in the first place. In my opinion it’s a good thing because that company doesn’t have a good track record of maintaining the ones they have now with constant spills causing bad eco damage but that’s another topic The shortages is all due to during the peak of shutdowns oil was being used or bought so it sat everywhere which cause oil fields to either slow or completely stop production. Now we’re seeing a surge in demand but since production is hell lot lower so supply is low which is causing the increased prices. Since USA is being regulated again the Middle East purposely keeping production low to greatly pocket more money.
    TDLR: This admin isn’t the sole issue for increasing prices it’s a bunch of things some that are just out of control from our government
     
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  4. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

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    Coming out of the pandemic fast and folks are flush. They won't have a problem paying if they can find it.
    We can't find drivers and neither can the fuel hauler next door to us.
    Gonna have to increase the wage if they want folks to put up w the all hassle nowadays.
     
  5. AModelCat

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    Hopefully our pipeline to the west coast gets under way. US didn't want our oil so we'll be happy to sell it overseas.
     
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    Is this like what is going on with lumber?
     
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  7. roundhouse

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    gee, everyone is shocked that when the experienced haz mat haulers got laid off , the drivers found another job or another career field that’s not so volatile.

    If you offer enough money and treat them respectfully you will find drivers.
    But you can’t treat them like dog poop stuck to your shoe and pay them peanuts and expect to find professional haz mat fuel haulers.
    And you have to have some kind of recruiting and training program. If you just demand two years of haz mat tanker experience, you’re not going to have much success.

    every company wants two years experience but no company wants to train the new generation of workers. They just Expect experienced trained workers to knock at the door.

    your company may not be doing this, but most do.

    do y’all pay by the hour or a percentage ?
     
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  8. bullhaulerswife

    bullhaulerswife Forum Leader/Admin Staff Member Administrator

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    Please keep the political comments out of this discussion.
     
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  9. Jamestuc80

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    Yeah all this shutdowns world wide screwed up with our supply chains. But to answer your question more depth when this quite bit of happening the fires took out lot of supply. The lumber mills did what they could but so many people stuck at home became Harry home owner, again demand went up. From what I’ve read the lumber price increase was going to happen regardless of COVID but COVID just kicked it in motion a lot faster. I’m not an expert but I’ve been watching lot of neutral videos that for the most part leaves out as much political.
     
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  10. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

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    We are hourly in town and mileage 75 miles and further out.
    Nobody here wants to train anyway cause of the mask mandate by government and the company.
     
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