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Fuel Shipments at Port of Tampa –
Statistical Optimism?…

Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance

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Posted By:earlybird, 9/13/2017 10:35:30 PM

This is a great picture: (Photo)Heck, that’s a blessed picture. Bigly. If anyone with with an analysis background has the time to run some stats, I’d love to see what your results would be to overcoming this fuel problem and the duration of it. teekay has some initial thoughts: Tampa and Everglades ports reopening: https://www.platts.com/ShippingNews/26803256 Port Everglades petroleum statistics: http://www.porteverglades.net/cargo/petroleum/ Typical product capacities by vessel class (ocean): https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=17991 Typical fuel truck capacity: https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-average-gasoline-delivery-size-to-gas-stations Given a shorter ocean delivery distance, presumably the GP vessels will dominate. Each can deliver 3.2-8 million gallons of refined product. A fuel truck carries about 9000 gallons. Hence each ship can fill 350-880 fuel trucks. SD reports FEMA

For the geniuses: Can the fuel problem catch itself up? How long will it take. (More assumptions in article.) Have fun!


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 9/14/2017 1:20:08 AM     (No. 11382786)

This week it didn´t matter how much fuel they delivered if gas stations did not have power.

If the post office has a fuel truck that delivers gas to postal trucks at the post office, why can´t tankers create a way to pump a fixed amount directly to cars in a crisis? Is it the blending?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Mushroom, 9/14/2017 5:17:17 AM     (No. 11382837)

Blending is done at the terminal, so no. I would question why gas stations didn´t have generators as a matter of course. No different from the average office building or IT center. generators are everywhere now adays because the power grid has become so unreliable.

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