LumberJocks

Help! Need Gas!!!

  • Advertise with us

« back to Coffee Lounge forum

Forum topic by itsme_timd posted 09-23-2008 08:47 PM 864 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View itsme_timd's profile

itsme_timd

688 posts in 2516 days


09-23-2008 08:47 PM

Boy o’ boy… we’re in trouble here in Atlanta. It’s very hard to find a station here that has any gas and when you do people line up around the block to get it and the tanks run dry quickly.

Not sure what’s causing the shortage, newsman says the trucks are running steadily and filling up the tanks – but it’s sure not there when I am. Rumors say production is low but that contradicts some news reports. Some of the employers in the area are letting people stay home or telecommute because we literally don’t have enough gas to get to work. Guys driving the tanker trucks have the Pied Piper effect, folks will follow them around (aka stalk them) to see what station they are going to.

I haven’t seen or heard of this on the national news so is this just an Atlanta thing? Anyone else having trouble filling up?

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA


15 replies so far

View waroland's profile

waroland

48 posts in 2572 days


#1 posted 09-23-2008 10:11 PM

Sounds to me that people are panicking like they did here in Nashville. Most of them here were topping off their tanks and not driving until they needed gas. We seem to be over that stage now. Most of the stations I pass on the way to work had gas this morning. One lady at church Sunday said she saw someone filling up 12 gas cans on Saturday. If everyone would just get gas when they needed it all would be okay.

-- waroland, Mount Juliet, TN

View itsme_timd's profile

itsme_timd

688 posts in 2516 days


#2 posted 09-23-2008 11:05 PM

I just left work and I checked 7 stations on my way home – none of them had any gas at all. :-(

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

View Karson's profile (online now)

Karson

34884 posts in 3086 days


#3 posted 09-24-2008 01:29 AM

Every station has gas in Delaware and the section of Maryland where I drive.

I’m guessing that we get out gasoline for somewhere in the east coast. Where you are probably getting your gas fron the Texas area.

I’m guessing that everyone is driving around with a full tank. When they are down a 1/4 tank they want to fill up again.

I went through that in the 80’s I think.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

View oicurn2it2's profile

oicurn2it2

121 posts in 2523 days


#4 posted 09-24-2008 02:30 AM

having problems here in north carolina, sylva and surrounding getting alot of work done though driving only as needed 10 or so stations and only has gas with 250 people lined up .......

-- "when you think youre going to slow, slow down just a little bit more" .... Pop's

View TomK 's profile

TomK

504 posts in 2560 days


#5 posted 09-24-2008 06:00 AM

I paid $3.35 yesterday, no lines anywhere.

-- If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait until it's free! PJ O'Rourke

View bruc101's profile

bruc101

579 posts in 2227 days


#6 posted 09-24-2008 06:13 AM

Tim I was in Atlanta today at the airport and saw what you’re talking about with the gas. I looked tonight on http://www.wsbtv.com and they’ve got an article on it.
I don’t know about here in the mountains yet. I had a full tank and haven’t been into town in over a week but I did hear there are some waiting in lines.

bruc

-- Bruce http://plans.sawmillvalley.org http://www.sawmillgirls.com

View SteveKorz's profile

SteveKorz

2131 posts in 2399 days


#7 posted 09-24-2008 07:08 AM

Nothing going on here… gas lines are normal, and everyone has it.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

View Grumpy's profile

Grumpy

19550 posts in 2536 days


#8 posted 09-24-2008 09:50 AM

Tomk, $3.35 a gallon. I’m coming over there to get some of that cheap fuel. We pay $1.50AUS litre + (about $6US a gallon).

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

View daltxguy's profile

daltxguy

1373 posts in 2599 days


#9 posted 09-24-2008 11:38 AM

No shortages in New Zealand either at 1.95NZD/litre – that’s about $5.10US/gallon but I get paid in NZD so it’s still $7.40/gallon for me. in any case, I apparently get about 175mpg since I mainly ride a bicycle ( see bicycle mpg ) but there was a peanut butter shortage here until just a while ago. Following food trucks proved difficult and fruitless.

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

View mrtrim's profile

mrtrim

1696 posts in 2566 days


#10 posted 09-24-2008 12:02 PM

havent seen a problem here in fl. filled my truck this morn. $109.24 to fill up but i didnt have to wait !

View itsme_timd's profile

itsme_timd

688 posts in 2516 days


#11 posted 09-24-2008 04:37 PM

I finally found gas last night, waited in line with 50 other cars but got a full tank. Regular unleaded was at $4.19/gallon and Premium at $4.49/gallon. A couple more stations had gas this morning – and more lines!

The news said that the EPA issued a waiver where we can use gas that isn’t low sulfur, at least until the flow gets better.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

View KnobHouseWorkshop's profile

KnobHouseWorkshop

7 posts in 2216 days


#12 posted 09-25-2008 01:59 AM

Here in Charlotte, NC we have NO GAS! At the few gas stations with fuel, the lines are unbelievably long. I drove across town earlier this evening with a 2 gallon gas can just to fill up my wife’s car enough so she could get home… unbelievably ridiculous!

View Karson's profile (online now)

Karson

34884 posts in 3086 days


#13 posted 09-25-2008 02:30 AM

I paid $3.40 tonight for Gas at Sam’s Club. other gas stations on the street were 3.47

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

View ChicoWoodnut's profile

ChicoWoodnut

904 posts in 2501 days


#14 posted 09-25-2008 02:36 AM

We have lot’s of Gas here in northern California for about 3.50/gal. I don’t use much though cuz I live in a small town and can ride my bike to work in ~10min.

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

View TomK 's profile

TomK

504 posts in 2560 days


#15 posted 09-25-2008 11:13 AM

I would love to be able to ride my bike to work, Chico. Used to do so when I lived in Austin and miss those days.

-- If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait until it's free! PJ O'Rourke

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase