Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Gas Math

OK, so they spilled 85,000 gallons of gasoline in Macon County (the SJ-R is reporting that figure, up from the earlier estimate of 72,000). So that means at $3.00/gal., which is about the price at lunch today at my neighborhood gas station, the spill cost $255,000.00 retail. And that doesn’t include the cost of cleanup. Wow.

1 comment:

JeromeProphet said...

Something smells a little fishy.

Maybe I've watched one too many episodes of The Sopranos, but wouldn't that be a perfect scam?

Sure the fine will be horrible, but you let the Insurance company take the hit for that.

In the meantime you sell all the gas off the books, and make it look like an enormous spill when in fact you flush out just a few thousand gallons, and sell all the rest.

You'd get paid twice for the same gas.