Saturday, March 19, 2011

Transmission Losses: 100 mile oil slick in Gulf

The Coast Guard is investigating reports of a potentially large oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico not far from the Deepwater Horizon site. According to a knowledgeable source, the slick was sighted by a helicopter pilot on Friday and is about 100 miles long. A fishing boat captain said he went through the slick yesterday and it was strong enough to make his eyes burn.
[Source: Huffington Post]

Automakers continue to face challenges caused by quake

  • Nissan may have to ship engines from Tennessee to Japan.
  • Honda is extending the shut down at its shuttered plants.
  • Worries about Prius supply has already increased the average price by the consumer by $1,800.
  • GM and Nissan production in the US is being disrupted by lack of Japanese parts.

[Source: NYTimes]