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Fuel shortages in China -- TODAY
« on: November 27, 2007, 07:39:10 PM »
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  • Via: The Australian:

    CHINA is running out of fuel. Police are guarding petrol stations in several inland provinces to prevent fights, as shortages of petrol and diesel are causing huge queues of trucks, buses and cars.

    In Kunming, capital of the southwestern province of Yunnan, 1000 trucks are stranded.

    A truck driver named Li told the Chuncheng Evening News he had been stranded at the Stone Tiger Gate petrol station for three days after searching for fuel in other places, but failing. He said his delivery date was way overdue.

    Another driver, at Geiju city, said a job that would have taken one day in the past, now took three: one on the road, two queuing for fuel.

    Nine days ago, a truck driver was reported to have been stabbed to death in central Anhui province after a row about queuing.

    A few days earlier, at Ezhou in Hubei province, 100,000 people were stranded, unable to get to work, because city buses had run out of fuel.

    Beijing has been insulated from the headache, and the wealthy coastal provinces are mostly better stocked, because the refineries are nearby.

    The problem would intensify as winter approached, and was starting to affect exports, warned the Commerce Ministry, since diesel was crucial for shifting products to ports.

    The system is suffering from pressure of demand to sustain its economic growth at the current 11.5per cent - with China now the second-biggest consumer of oil after the US.

    Diesel imports rose 46.5per cent in the first nine months of the year, compared with the same period last year.
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    Fuel shortages in China -- TODAY
    « Reply #1 on: November 27, 2007, 08:34:11 PM »
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  • A  lot of folks can't understand how we  came
    To  have an oil shortage here in our  country.
    Well,  there's a very simple answer.
    Nobody  bothered to check the oil.
    We  just didn't know we were getting  low.
    The  reason for that is purely  geographical.
    Our  OIL is located in
    Bass  Strait
    East  Queensland Shale Fields
    Canning  Basin
    Perth  Basin
    North-West  Continental Shelf

    Are  located in
    Any  Questions ???
    NO?  I didn't Think So.


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