Cities Vulnerable To Oil Shocks

SustainLane's recently released rankings of the largest 50 U.S. cities by preparedness for rises in oil prices leaves some cities, from Colorado Springs to Kansas City, room for improvement.
April 7, 2006, 10am PDT | David Gest
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"How would Colorado Springs fare if the unthinkable were to happen? Not a terrorist attack, natural disaster or flu pandemic. What if crude oil costs, now hovering around $67 a barrel, skyrocketed to $100 and above per barrel â€" creating gasoline shortages and sending prices so high that many Americans could not get the fuel or afford it?

Colorado Springs would not do as well as half of the largest 50 U.S. cities in maintaining economic strength and quality of life â€"but not as badly as the other half. "

[Editor's note: the full rankings can be found here.]

Thanks to SustainLane

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Published on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 in Colorado Springs Gazette
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