Africa - fuel market pumped dry

 
  WimbledonW Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Fuel shortages are spreading across Africa, or so says the "Economist" of 2022 Moy 07 pg07.

Even some airliners are affected.

Train have three main advantages:

1- Trains with steel wheels on steel rails, with low friction, are fuel efficient.
2- Some trains use hydro-electricity rather than diesel.
3- Trains can carry lorries on piggyback.

Q: How does the efficiency of Diesel compared to Petrol?

4- Gas, Ammonia, and Hydrogen are being investigated as alternative fuels
5. Supply streams for rail use are short and mostly under direct control of the railway.

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  WimbledonW Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney
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  YM-Mundrabilla The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
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WimbledonW
Just go to 'delete' '(next to edit and delete one?
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Fuel shortages are spreading across Africa, or so says the "Economist" of 2022 Moy 07 pg07.

Even some airliners are affected.

Train have three main advantages:

1- Trains with steel wheels on steel rails, with low friction, are fuel efficient.
2- Some trains use hydro-electricity rather than diesel.
3- Trains can carry lorries on piggyback.

Q: How does the efficiency of Diesel compared to Petrol?

4- Gas, Ammonia, and Hydrogen are being investigated as alternative fuels
5. Supply streams for rail use are short and mostly under direct control of the railway.
WimbledonW
This is going to be one of the big fall outs of Putin's War.

The other is the lack of Ukrainian cereal export, some African countries rely on Ukrainian exports to maintain their food security.

We are worried about a bit of inflation in the west, whilst parts of Africa are going to struggle to eat, worse, with the fuel issues, even if they can get that food to their 'port' - they're still going to struggle getting it to their people in an affordable manner.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
And food shortages in Sri Lanka are a major problem for a country on the verge of financial collapse.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
And food shortages in Sri Lanka are a major problem for a country on the verge of financial collapse.
freightgate
No longer on verge, they have defaulted and won't be making any debt payments for at least 6mth.
  WimbledonW Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney
And food shortages in Sri Lanka are a major problem for a country on the verge of financial collapse.
No longer on verge, they have defaulted and won't be making any debt payments for at least 6mth.
RTT_Rules
Plus grain from big suppliers Ukraine and Russia are disrupted by UR war. Also loss of Black Sea ports. Need to send cropsto Polish ports by improved rail connections.

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