jpete wrote:Davian wrote:jpete wrote:But your argument was that we didn't have enough refining capacity. We apparently have enough to meet demand plus ship some out of the country.
That definitely wasn't my argument.
Though more refineries isn't a bad thing considering that having some slack in any system is a good idea for planning...especially when most refineries are in hurricane zones. Running at near 100% capacity is not really a good idea.
My mistake again.
It was Flyer5 that spoke about refining capacity.
Overall though, the "No new oil refineries in 30 years" talking point is a BS one. Yes, we havent built any new refineries. We have, however, massively increased production abilities at the current refineries. We went from around 300 refineries in 1980 to 150 refineries today but production has increased overall. People get caught up on the overall # of refineries while ignoring the raise in production capability.