[permaculture] [Fwd: [SANET-MG] Natural Gas Supplies]

Lawrence F. London, Jr. lfl at intrex.net
Mon Oct 10 13:05:47 EDT 2005

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Subject: [SANET-MG] Natural Gas Supplies
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2005 11:04:07 -0400
From: Michael Lanier <mlanier at CO.ORANGE.NC.US>

Katrina and Rita have had a dramatic impact on natural gas production, 
an industry where US production had already peaked.  This could mean a 
cold winter for many US citizens this winter.  But, what does it mean 
for the supply and cost of fertilizer next growing season? And 
consequently, food production?

The CEO of Dow Chemical says the US government should declare a national 
emergency to shock consumers about the status of natural gas supplies: 

Also, for a very informative perspective of the US natural gas industry 
from a natural gas market analyst, listen to this 30 minute interview 
from Global Public Media:  http://www.globalpublicmedia.com/interviews/512

Continued escalation of input costs could make organic agriculture a 
necessity rather than a choice.

Mike Lanier
NC Cooperative Extension
Area Agribusiness Agent
P.O. Box 8181
Hillsborough, NC  27278
919/245-2063 (Office)
919/644-3067 (Fax)
mlanier at co.orange.nc.us (e-mail)

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