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itsme_timd

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2158 days ago

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


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waroland

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#1 posted 2158 days ago

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

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itsme_timd

688 posts in 2457 days


#2 posted 2158 days ago

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

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Karson

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#3 posted 2158 days ago

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 †

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oicurn2it2

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#4 posted 2158 days ago

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

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TomK

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#5 posted 2158 days ago

I paid $3.35 yesterday, no lines anywhere.

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

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bruc101

564 posts in 2168 days


#6 posted 2158 days ago

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

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SteveKorz

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#7 posted 2158 days ago

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

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

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Grumpy

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#8 posted 2158 days ago

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

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daltxguy

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#9 posted 2158 days ago

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!

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mrtrim

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#10 posted 2158 days ago

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

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itsme_timd

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#11 posted 2157 days ago

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

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KnobHouseWorkshop

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#12 posted 2157 days ago

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!

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Karson

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#13 posted 2157 days ago

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 †

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ChicoWoodnut

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#14 posted 2157 days ago

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

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TomK

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#15 posted 2157 days ago

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

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