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Old 05-13-2021, 03:01 PM   #81
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The one that made a mess near there on the 7th was carrying a load of margarine, not Hazmat (in government eyes), but it leaked a few hundred gallons of fuel from ruptured fuel tanks...
i prefer real butter on my popcorn, but in a pinch, margarine will do.

The riskiest fuel transport I know of are the ethanol shipments by rail from the midwest to ports in California for shipment to China. Used to be lots of derailments and massive fires. Very high risk and the rail rates are substantially higher because of it. Warren Buffett is in that business ...
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Old 05-13-2021, 03:03 PM   #82
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And then there is this: https://www.news4jax.com/news/florid...er-filling-up/



You can't fix stupid...
Oh my!

That's funny!
Somebody did that in Detroit just before driving onto the bridge going into Canada...

Had 9 Rubbermaid garbage cans filled with gasoline in his travel trailer!

Apparently, one of them (at least) tipped over and the fridge set it off...

Think of the money they saved...
(The Hummer driver and the trailer moron)
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Old 05-13-2021, 03:05 PM   #83
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It is crazy that even as far south as Miami there has been hoarding for no good reason. Nearly all the fuel on this side of Florida comes via barge into the ports. No shortages here other than from hoarding. But I do know for a fact, that tank trucks are actively transporting fuel from the Jax Port to locations further North in Georgia than usual. We have plenty to spare.

https://www.local10.com/news/local/2...-gas-shortage/
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Old 05-13-2021, 03:10 PM   #84
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i prefer real butter on my popcorn, but in a pinch, margarine will do.



The riskiest fuel transport I know of are the ethanol shipments by rail from the midwest to ports in California for shipment to China. Used to be lots of derailments and massive fires. Very high risk and the rail rates are substantially higher because of it. Warren Buffett is in that business ...
Real butter on real popcorn in a pot made with coconut oil... (Fine ground sea salt, if I may?)

Ethanol (or methanol, FTM) is scary from a fire perspective, but not so much ecologically...

The big reason for the 15% gas in E85 is so you can see the flames in daylight...
Secondary is the lubricity of the gasoline...

Whenever I carried Hazmat, there was at least a doubling of the rates... And I washed the truck...
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Old 05-13-2021, 04:54 PM   #85
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Just heard today that the pipeline paid a $5 million ransom.
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True story. $5mil Iím in the Cybersecurity business and Colonial HQ is a couple of miles from my office. Itís been non-stop info coming in all week. Chatter on Dark Web has Darkside claiming the attack and I know they just hit one of my competitors in IL and two other companies overseas this week already. Cyber attacks were already bad but this is going to increase issues for small to medium size businesses too.
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Increasingly then . . . just another cost of doing business . . . to be passed along to the consumer . . . as higher prices at the pump . . .

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Tom Z - Re: 2020 Mercedes GLS 450 - Couple Questions ?

Tom - I have seen a few of your posts on the GLS 450 - and I am considering getting one. Could I possibly email a couple questions or discuss by phone?

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