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Katrina derails production
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Monday Aug 29th, 2005 11:03 PM
Katrina derails production

By Borys Kit and Nicole Sperling
Hurricane Katrina swooped over Florida and slammed into Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama on Monday, shuttering movie theaters and disrupting filming.

Much of the cast and crew of Warner Bros. Pictures' "The Reaping" -- a Joel Silver production starring Hilary Swank, which had been headquartered in Baton Rouge, La. -- evacuated to hotels in Austin on Sunday. Swank returned to her home in New York. Meanwhile, key personnel from the CBS telefilm "Vampire Bats," starring Lucy Lawless, which had been filming in New Orleans, considered themselves lucky just to have made it as far as Baton Rouge, where they were taken in by residents.
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what is wrong withy these morons ? !

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Monday Aug 29th, 2005 11:06 PM

Aug. 30 (Bloomberg) -- A jump in fuel prices caused by production and supply bottlenecks after Hurricane Katrina would do more to slow the U.S. economy than the demand-driven price increases of the past two years, economists said.

by Roland
Tuesday Aug 30th, 2005 6:23 AM
Any excuse will do to justify the continuing rise in petroleum-based products - Katrina is just the latest one. The fact is that there is plenty of crude out there but the big refiners have chosen to cut back their operations and ride the specualtive bubble that the middlemen traders are sustaining, basing their willingness to buy at higher and higher prices on all of the excuses that have little if nothing to do with the availability of oil. Why refine two barrels of oil when you can get the same and now more profit from refining only one?
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Tuesday Aug 30th, 2005 7:25 AM
They have the power as near monopolies, and it's in their best interests. Have you seen the mergers between the big companies - ChevronTexaco etc.

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