Only in the US... Gas shortage leads to fights, threatens college football in South

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  1. Flag Guy

    Flag Guy Well-Known Member

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    Re: Only in the US... Gas shortage leads to fights, threatens college football in Sou

    Yeah according to an acquaintance of mine thru a MMORG it the people down there mostly to blame, they will get down to like 2/3rds of a tank and go flock to a gas station, causing huge lines just because of the fear of not having enough gas, he says its a little ridiculous.
     
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    Fear breeds fear I guess... I've also seen the term "Self fullfilling prophecy" used
     
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    didnt opec just cut production to combat falling prices? that paired with the recent hurricanes, it was bound to happen.
     
  5. Iastfan112

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    I read that they didn't cut production as they viewed the threat of high oil prices more likely to trigger a large economic slowdown which would in turn decrease the oil used.
     

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