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Wednesday, March 31, 2004
      ( 1:15 PM )
Head - Sand?

Not sure if you caught it, but on March 24 - last Wednesday, it was reported that the US had received credible threats that oil refineries, especially in Texas, may be targeted by terrorists. Did you happen to notice that yesterday the third largest oil refinery in this country exploded? But rest assured, they are certain there was no "outside influence" causing the blast:

BP (BP.L) said there was no sign of "any outside
influence" in the blast and fire, which came days after
the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation warned Texas
oil refiners of possible terror attacks ahead of elections
in November.

The cause of the fire, which began with an explosion in
the gasoline-producing unit at the 447,000 barrel-per-day
(bpd) refinery in Texas City, Texas, was not known, but it
did not appear to have been started intentionally, BP said.

Actually, where you'll probably hear this news is not in conjunction with terrorist threats and the very scary state of actual security in this country around any number of very scary targets - where you'll probably hear it is in the financial section. Because OPEC today decided to cut production, and with our third-largest refinery off line, that means all those poor folks with their Hummers are gonna be really sad this summer. And of course, we all live to make Hummer owners happy. Wasn't that the American dream?

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