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Shutting down pipelines

Leftist have been saying that pipelines should be eliminated basically since they were ever existed. They scream that it is best for the environment, best for man kind or some other line of feelings that they are angered over if not automatically accepted by everyone.

Well guess what, we shut down a pipeline, a 700+ mile pipeline that had gone unnoticed by most until about 5 days ago.

What happened when we closed one pipeline? We've got hoarding, we've got people setting cars on fire because they use improper containers, we've got plastic bags on pump handles, we've got some gas stations only accepting cash for fill ups.

The height of the insanity is in a video of people... a Karen... yelling at someone who is filling up a 2 gallon gas can for a lawn mower.. while wearing her mask. Outstanding!! We have lost our minds and it it was only one pipeline.

Have you ever thought about what it takes to get the 10-12 gallons of gasoline for a car for a fill up? I'm sure there are some people who thought, until a week ago, it was just from a pump that you turned on with a debit card and picking a grade of differing octane.

Here is a short and inexact list of the process:

- Crude oil has spent millions of years forming underground pools and in sands deep in the earth (not going into detail here)

- It is pumped up out of the ground, for the Colonial pipeline, in the Gulf of Mexico.

- Delivered to a refinery, probably in Louisiana.

- Heated, processed, and gasoline is produced along with kerosene that is divided on the molecular level to produce more gasoline.

- Additives and pollution control measures are added to the now gasoline, isooctane, butane, 3-ethyltoluene, and the octane enhancer MTBE.

- Additives to prevent gumming and extend shelf life are added, Substituted phenols and derivatives of phenylenediamine are common antioxidants used to inhibit gum formation in gasoline.

- Its stored before being pumped into one of the many pipelines that take to distribution points

- Once pumped to a location, it is stored until it is delivered by truck to a gas station

- Loaded on a tanker and delivered to your local has station

- Pumped into underground tanks for storage until you pull up to the pump to fill your vehicle

- Delivered to your car or gas can for use, after you agree to purchase and press one button


Yea, yea, yea, I probably missed some steps but it kind of makes you telling your husband or wife that you "remembered to fill up the car" before making it home as some kind of lackluster accomplishment.

I don't think we are ready to to go off fossil fuels but the ignorance of the process has woken some people, others will forget in a few weeks and want to close more pipelines.

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