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2013-02-17 Africa North
Diesel shortage pushes Egyptians to the brink
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Posted by Steve White 2013-02-17 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6556 views ]  Top

#1 No matter what you encourage Morsi to do, he re-invents islamic wheels and the Judiciary. Business was business. Now it collapses.

The Country of Egypt has been collapsed since he took charge. The economics continue to degrade. It sounds familiar to many other Nations.

ohh :(
Posted by newc 2013-02-17 00:13||   2013-02-17 00:13|| Front Page Top

#2 Super octane in the U.S. is 93 octane, though a gas station near us sells 115 octane (at $6.89 a gallon) for reasons that I can't fathom...

Why now, if you mill off say a half inch (more or less) from yur heads thar, and run your compression up to 22 tah 1, then you likely wanting that 115.
I won't vouch for the timing tho.
Posted by Shipman 2013-02-17 02:05||   2013-02-17 02:05|| Front Page Top

#3 Seriously tho, 115 is aviation +.
Posted by Shipman 2013-02-17 02:05||   2013-02-17 02:05|| Front Page Top

#4 Muhammad meet Malthus.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2013-02-17 05:08||   2013-02-17 05:08|| Front Page Top

#5 Mmmm, Mmmm, Mmmm.
Posted by Secret Asian Man 2013-02-17 05:38||   2013-02-17 05:38|| Front Page Top

#6 The nation's strategic reserve of diesel fuel is down to three days' supply,

Wake me in three days. I wan to watch the fireworks.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2013-02-17 08:17||   2013-02-17 08:17|| Front Page Top

#7 Is this the same "brink" I've been hearing about for cash and food or is this a new "brink"?

It's so hard to keep up.
Posted by Alanc 2013-02-17 08:37||   2013-02-17 08:37|| Front Page Top

#8 Hosni: "miss me now?"
Posted by Frank G 2013-02-17 09:58||   2013-02-17 09:58|| Front Page Top

#9 I know what would fix this: more Islam
Posted by Frank G 2013-02-17 10:04||   2013-02-17 10:04|| Front Page Top

#10 Frank - exactly. If they swore off cars and trucks, and used only camels and wagons, like Mohammed did, there would be no fuel shortage.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2013-02-17 10:09||   2013-02-17 10:09|| Front Page Top

#11 used only camels and wagons, like Mohammed did

I was going to say "feet" but they have a propensity for shooting themselves there.
Posted by Pappy 2013-02-17 10:17||   2013-02-17 10:17|| Front Page Top

#12 Redistribution at it's finest.

the government seemed to be in denial.

"There is no shortage," Kamal said. "There is a crisis in the distribution of Solar, not in the availability of it."
Posted by Bobby 2013-02-17 11:08||   2013-02-17 11:08|| Front Page Top

#13 Any snowmobile, ice racers or motocross enthusiasts around you there Dr. White?

115 Octane is the fuel of champions (or folks who think they are).

Engines may not last as long, but they'll sure get there quicker.
Posted by Mullah Richard 2013-02-17 11:14||   2013-02-17 11:14|| Front Page Top

#14 Mullah Richard: aha. Hadn't thought of that. I thought those devices used plain old regular just like my snowblower.
Posted by Steve White 2013-02-17 11:31||   2013-02-17 11:31|| Front Page Top

#15 Â…raising the risk that fuel bottlenecks lead to food shortages and pose a risk to political stability.

Yikes! At this critical juncture can you just imagine if Egypt was to lose its...political stability?
Posted by DepotGuy 2013-02-17 11:34||   2013-02-17 11:34|| Front Page Top

#16 Engines may not last as long, but they'll sure get there quicker.

Speaks for nitro-methane too.
Posted by Glenmore 2013-02-17 11:34||   2013-02-17 11:34|| Front Page Top

#17 The one thing I thought I remembered from my long, long ago Organic Chem class was that Octane was the percent of a certain type of Carbon ring and therefore it couldn't ever be higher than 100. The prof claimed that anything higher was marketing hype. This was back in the days of "Keotane" rating from, I think, Sunoco.

Am I having weird flashbacks......again? 8^(
Posted by Alanc 2013-02-17 11:37||   2013-02-17 11:37|| Front Page Top

#18 But reforms cannot be delayed for long, economists say. "Fuel shortages are a symptom of the strains on Egypt's unsustainable subsidy system," said Simon Kitchen, an economist at EFG-Hermes in Cairo.

Geithner and Bernanke would surely disagree.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-02-17 12:07||   2013-02-17 12:07|| Front Page Top

#19 You got me curious, Alanc - For example, petrol with the same knocking characteristics as a mixture of 90% iso-octane and 10% heptane would have an octane rating of 90.[2] A rating of 90 does not mean that the petrol contains just iso-octane and heptane in these proportions, but that it has the same detonation resistance properties. Because some fuels are more knock-resistant than iso-octane, the definition has been extended to allow for octane numbers higher than 100.

So it no longer means what you were taught!
Posted by Bobby 2013-02-17 12:44||   2013-02-17 12:44|| Front Page Top

#20 Once upon a time, a co-worker dumped about 5 gallons of 115/145 AVGAS into his F150 tank ( said there was aleady 15 gallons of pump gas in it) about 2 days later he had the nicest small block paperweight in the neighborhood. Ford Blue and everything......
i limit my hi octane in my motorsporting to the 93 ; works just fine.
Posted by USN,Ret. 2013-02-17 14:31||   2013-02-17 14:31|| Front Page Top

#21 Why thank you Bobby. That was from the dim mists of the past, about 45 yrs. ago to be precise. 8^(
Posted by Alanc 2013-02-17 14:41||   2013-02-17 14:41|| Front Page Top

#22 drink up!
Posted by Frank G 2013-02-17 14:43||   2013-02-17 14:43|| Front Page Top

#23 I'll have Bacardi 151 and Clammato.
Posted by Shipman 2013-02-17 15:10||   2013-02-17 15:10|| Front Page Top

#24 Eq=gyot is in economic denile...
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2013-02-17 15:17||   2013-02-17 15:17|| Front Page Top

#25 Egypt was a corrupt socialist state during Mubarak's reign. Morsi campaigned on promises of more socialism. Is it any surprise that Egypt's finances are worse than they have ever been?
Posted by Zhang Fei 2013-02-17 15:45||   2013-02-17 15:45|| Front Page Top

#26 Diesel shortage pushes them to the brink? Schlocky bad movie trailers also pushes them to the brink.
Posted by JohnQC 2013-02-17 16:44||   2013-02-17 16:44|| Front Page Top

#27 Egypt was a corrupt socialist state during Mubarak's reign. Morsi campaigned on promises of more socialism

"Corrupt, socialist and Islamic is no way to go through life, son."
Posted by Pappy 2013-02-17 17:43||   2013-02-17 17:43|| Front Page Top

#28 Slightly off topic: I don't know what happened to USN,Ret's neighbor but since higher octane burns slower (resists detonation) than the regular gas you need to address timing and jetting when using 115 octane race gas. Gives a longer duration thrust for a given power cycle and lets the engine run cooler if the engine is properly set up. Cooling was why high performance (especially air-cooled) aircraft engines were designed for up to 130 octane fuels.

Want to grenade an engine? Use gasohol in an engine not designed for it and/or in an infrequently used motorcycle or classic car. Cuts oil films, gathers moisture in heads, bores, bearings (promotes rust), rots fuel lines and pump diaphragms not designed for alcohol.
Posted by tipover 2013-02-17 17:44||   2013-02-17 17:44|| Front Page Top

#29 Tipover, While it was many years ago, i think the reson Tom's motor seized was because he did mess with the timing and it ran hot. he had been using smaller amounts of this AVGAS for some time. it was during the 70's oil embargo and the gas was from the daily fuel samples out of our station S-2's and T-28's. wonder if the high lead content helped?
Posted by USN,Ret. 2013-02-17 18:14||   2013-02-17 18:14|| Front Page Top

#30 Instructions: "I'm here to put you back on schedule."

Good luck with that.
Posted by KBK 2013-02-17 21:02||   2013-02-17 21:02|| Front Page Top

#31  "...Egypt was a corrupt socialist state during Mubarak's reign..." - Zhang Fei

Actually, they were moving away from socialism with some govt industries sold and others transferred to various private consortia. Unfortunately, the cronyism was pretty obvious and friends of Mubarek ended up with stuff at very favorable terms and other friends of Mubarek ended up with sweet commissions for their role in the transaction. This gave capitalism (or liberalism) a bad name.
Posted by lord garth 2013-02-17 21:04||   2013-02-17 21:04|| Front Page Top

#32 "Unfortunately, the cronyism was pretty obvious"

You mean Bambi = Mubarak?
Posted by Barbara 2013-02-17 21:08||   2013-02-17 21:08|| Front Page Top

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