May 12, 2021
The Fix Is In And Now The War Begins: Energy CEO Warns Of Catastrophic Shortages For America In Days Ahead As Food Spoils And Disaster Movie Plays Out Before Our Eyes
- Supply Chain Hits Across The Board Prove That Preppers Were Right To 'Prepare'
By Stefan Stanford - All News Pipeline - Live Free Or Die
With fights already breaking out in gas station lines now the 'new norm' as the Colonial Pipeline shutdown entered its fifth day, one fuel distributor in the state of Maryland recently warned there will be 'catastrophic shortages' in the coming days, with John Patrick, the CEO of Liberty Petroleum telling Bloomberg News: "Governors should declare a state of emergency and ask people chasing tanker trucks to gas stations to stay home. School buses stay put."
With fears of gas shortages already prompting panic buying of gas, leading to numerous gas stations in many cities to restrict gas sales if they hadn't completely run out of gas already, this story over at Truth About Cars titled "We Ran Out Of Fuel On The East Coast" hints of a disaster movie playing out before our eyes.
So while at the moment, the massive fuel shortages are only being felt by the Southern US states from Virginia to Florida as seen in the map below, with the Colonial Pipeline also providing fuel up through New York and into New England, should the shutdown continue for much longer than a week, massive repercussions could be felt from Washington DC all the way up to the Northeast megalopolis.
Leaving more than 118 million East Coast Americans now 'in the line of fire', as Susan Duclos had warned in this May 11th ANP story, things are heating up to a fever pitch now across America, with civil unrest sure to explode across an America that has grown used to 'free money' on Joe Biden's watch, and now shortages of all kinds developing across America.
Yet with gas being the lifeblood of the US economy, with millions and millions of Americans commuting to work daily while trucks and trains move the supplies that Americans use daily across the country, the fact that there are over 8 million unfilled job openings across the United States following the Covid lockdowns is another hint of disaster ahead.
As Steve Quayle recently warned ANP, with Joe Biden's 'free money' to Americans no less addictive to the masses than heroin, "the fix is in...now the war begins". With Covid nothing less than a globalist act of war upon America, with the lockdowns killing the economy and coming along at the perfect time to allow Democrats to 'install' China's puppet Biden in the White House, as we'll explore within this story, a scenario like this is exactly why 'preppers' prepare. From this Bloomberg story before we continue.:
Motorists across a broad swath of the U.S. East Coast and South are struggling to find gasoline and diesel as filling stations run dry amid the unprecedented pipeline disruption caused by a criminal hack.
From Virginia to Louisiana, convenience stores and corner gas stations are turning away customers as tanks tap out amid panic buying. The White House relaxed some environmental rules in a bid to allow gasoline to flow in from other parts of the country.
One Washington D.C.-area fuel distributor warned that “catastrophic” shortages are imminent and called on government officials to order school buses to stay off the roads.
Four days into the crisis, Colonial Pipeline Co. has only managed to restart a small segment of the pipeline as a stopgap measure and doesn’t expect to be able to substantially restore service before the weekend.
Beyond that, Colonial has said very little about its next steps, leaving oil refiners and distributors in the dark about what may happen over the next 48 hours. Companies that rely on the pipeline are increasingly frustrated about the lack of transparency, according to a shipper who asked not to be named discussing commercial conversations. Colonial didn’t respond to a request for comment.
The Colonial pipeline is the most important conduit for distributing gasoline, diesel and jet fuel in the U.S., connecting refineries along the Gulf Coast to population centers from Atlanta to New York and beyond. Each day, it ships about 2.5 million barrels (105 million barrels), an amount that exceeds the entire oil consumption of Germany.
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And while the map above shows that only a very small percentage of gas stations have completely run out of gas, and only in a few states, my own trip to our local gas station on Tuesday offered a surprising take on this entire 'event' from a gas station employee there.
As I walked into the store to pay for my $40 worth of gas, (which will last us at least 3 months!), with absolutely NO other people waiting in line to pump gas, I sarcastically mentioned to the people working there: "No gas shortages here, I see". I was quite surprised when one of the employees said back to me: "Yeah, that's a big joke".
Almost as if they knew that there was something else going on to all of these reported shortages, as we'd warned in this May 9th ANP story, there are all kinds of signs suggesting this Colonial Pipeline 'hack' was just the latest 'event', following the Covid-19 lockdowns, in the globalists long running project to 'take down America'.
And adding to the woes of Americans and the supply chain crisis we've warned of numerous times on ANP over the past several months, a 'trucker shortage' is leading to a lot of freight not being delivered at all, including perishable foods. With one company in San Antonio, Texas offering experienced truck drivers an astonishing salary of $14,000 a week to deliver products and food giving all of us another reason to prepare, we're told as much in this story from WMAZ in Georgia.:
One Central Georgia commercial truck driver instructor and a couple of truck drivers say this shortage could affect you. Marquan Marfan has been a truck driver for over six years warns "There's a lot of freight not being delivered because of the truck driver shortage."
When the pandemic hit, many truckers left the industry because there wasn't as much product to haul. Now, demand is back up, but with fewer truckers to haul products. "There's only a certain amount of driving a professional driver can do at a time," said Commercial Truck Driver instructor Scott Wheeler with the VECTR Center in Warner Robins.
Wheeler says this is the result of not having enough instructors. Wheeler said, "Right now, we have a backlog of students. We just don't have enough instructors. Part of the reason why instructors aren't applying is because they can make so much more money driving a truck."
According to American Trucking Associations, about 80 percent of all products are delivered by trucks, which affects every industry across the board. Wheeler also said, "Fuel is one of them. You'll notice fuel is going up, and that's because when you have a shortage of drivers, it's also in the fuel delivery aspect there."
What does the trucker shortage mean for consumers? Later this summer, maybe as soon as Memorial Day, you may be driving farther to fill up your gas tank. You also might be waiting longer to see certain types of food restocked, like peanut butter.
Truckers also told us that some types of perishable foods aren't being delivered as quickly as usual right now.
And with perishable foods being exactly that, 'perishable', that means many of those foods will never be delivered nor eaten, leading to more food shortages in an America that relies on a 'just on time' food delivery system.
As Transport Topics News had reported in this May 4th story, this worsening shortage of truck drivers is raising concerns among California farmers that, unless a solution emerges soon, there might not be enough hauling capacity to bring this year’s harvest to market.
And as we see in both the graphic above and at the very bottom of this story, as CDL Life had reported in this 2012 story, it wouldn't take long for any kind of major hit to our trucking industry to grind America to a halt.
How fast would the well-oiled machine known as America sputter and stall if truck drivers weren’t bringing us everything we need? The scary answer is, “Pretty quick.”
In less than a week, hospitals will run out of basic medical supplies like insulin, bandages and blood. Runs on food and supply markets will eradicate any surplus of food, fuel and essentials.
In less than a month, the entire healthcare system will grind to a halt for anything but the most vital of surgeries or the simplest of treatments. Every factory in North America will be offline and no one will be paid. Cities will become cesspools as garbage trucks cease to haul waste, and sewer trucks no longer bust the bilge-clogged water and sewer lines.
Only the most politically connected rich and powerful will be able to locate and afford anything. Within a month, America transforms into a third world country, drowning under the weight of its crumbling infrastructure and waste.
So the next time you see a truck driver, shake their hand and tell them “Thank you.” They work hard so your family gets what they need, every day of the year.
From this story over at the Urban Survival Site.
A Society is Only 3 Meals Away from Anarchy.
It’s hard to imagine a country like the United States experiencing food shortages considering the progress and technological advancements made in transportation, delivery systems, and agriculture. This progress has made it easier for the country to get access to food and other important supplies in a very rapid manner, even from different parts of the world.
However, the country’s food supply chain is actually quite vulnerable, and experiencing food shortages is a very real possibility. And our food supply is not the only thing that is vulnerable. Medical supplies and important drugs are also vulnerable too.
What is a Just-in-Time Delivery System?
It’s when businesses and stores keep just enough inventory on their shelves to meet the current demand replacing items purchased next as the last item is sold. Businesses have developed this system as a way to lower their overhead costs.
Instead of paying more money to purchase a huge amount of supplies and paying rent for a warehouse to store them, businesses have streamlined their inventory to just the bare minimum items they’ll need to fulfill the next day’s orders.
This system allows them to have the next batch of items delivered just as the current inventory is about to be depleted.
Although this is a cost-effective system for businesses, it represents a massive problem if disaster hits your region as there won’t be enough excess supplies to meet the needs of those in the affected area.
So with Joe Biden only in office for 4 months bringing America the highest gas prices that we've seen in 6 years, the kind of gas lines not seen in America in many years and the growing possibility of huge shortages of all kinds ahead in America considering just how vital the trucking industry is to our nation and now this Colonial Pipeline snafu, both of the videos below take a look at the very real possibility that all of this is being 'engineered' to complete the takedown of America.
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