Does anyone recall what happened with the majority of America's oil refineries? I recall talking to an oil refinery engineer in the year 2000. He was hot about the American domestic refineries selling out to Canada in the late 90's. The man told me that people would not realize the damage to our economy concerning quiet sellout until later. When hurricane Katrina hit the remaining refineries in the Gulf states took a heavy hit. Combine the earlier sellout and the hurricane Katrina hit and you have the end result that we are seeing today. The USA no longer has the domestic refining capabilities worth mentioning. While we are at it, let's not forget the environmental idiots. Who the hell can afford to do business when you wind up in court for fifty years with a bunch of environmental extremists? I guess environmental extremism is just as bad as any other extremism. If a money grubbing capitalist was considering holding out maybe the Exxon Valdez, hurricane Katrina and other similar events make a cheap sale highly desirable? Nobody wants to get dirty. "I ain't having no nasty oil refinery in my community" said the millions of environmentally conscious special interest groups and the office type guru's. Heaven forbid if the office crowd has to drive by some nasty oil refinery on their way into the office.