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  • Gasoline

    13 posts, 10 voices, 367 views, started Sep 25, 2008

    Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2008 by Mary Clark

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    • I’m just wondering.  Is anyone else having a gasoline shortage in your city or town where you live?  Where I live....gas stations are running out of gas every single day.  Tonight...there is no gas in my city.  I waited  45 minutes in line at the gas station around the corner from my house...only to get about 7 cars from the pump and then they run out.  

      I know some of the refineries in the gulf are still down, but we never ran out like this ...even after Katrina.  

      I just want to know if it’s our area or is this happening elsewhere.  I have a friend that throws the local newspaper and will be getting up to go throw the paper around 1am.  This one local gas station should be getting a gas truck around that time so he will be calling me about that time.  My husband and I will be getting up at that time and going to get gas.  

      Just got another phone call....there is no gas in my city.
      So what is up with that?
      Let me know how things are in your neck of the woods.....



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          Mary Clark wrote Sep 25, 2008
        • Heard on the news about an hour or so ago that our local Wal-mart has gas...with no lines.  My son and I jumped in our vehicles and headed down there...and so did everyone else.  But...they had a good set up down there...had walmart employees directing you to certain pump depending on what side your gas tank is on....and the local police directed traffic and kept it moving very smoothly.  Took me about 30 minutes total..and there was no limit on how much I could get.  BP Oil and the 76 stations all have a 10 gallon limit.  

          I found out tonight also that the Houston Pipeline is the one that supplies our area....we are getting gas here...but not enough and I think people are panicking too.  

          Cost me $61.00 to fill up my car and $55 for husband’s truck.  I guess I’m thrilled....this is all just crazy.

          I’m in South Carolina...Georgia border...



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Sep 25, 2008
        • My cousin in Cumming GA has reported the same problem. We live in middle GA and haven’t had that issue yet. I did meet a guy who built a hydrogen assist assembly for his vehicle and went from 17 mpg to 70 mpg! It cost him a total of about $200 to make it. I am trying to talk hubby into building some for our gas guzzlers. www.water4gas.com is the site that he told me... I think. :)



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          Mary Clark wrote Sep 25, 2008
        • Hmm..like the idea happymomn....

          This is plumout ridiculous.



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          M2pjulie wrote Sep 26, 2008
        • Yes yes yes, Mary Clark - fuel is short here in Western NC as well. Our little town has even made headlines on CNN, if you can believe that.  

          Rumor had it that overnight fuel would be delivered, with full thanks being offered to our fearless leader Heath Shuler. So, now that no fuel was really delivered and no ease was felt at the pumps, can we now BLAME our fearless leader?  Hmmm, probably won’t go over well.  

          Nonetheless, we have no fuel! Again! I’m tempted to drive slowly along the Interstate until a tanker passes me, then follow him to wherever he’s going. Maybe I could be first in line! But my luck, he’d be hauling diesel! HA! I guess the best trick is just to conserve, and drive as little as possible.  

          I’ve looked at my 3 dogs, all Alaskan Huskies, wondered a few times if I could strap on a pair of rollerblades, hook them up, and have them pull me to work. I’d actually be tempted to do that, but for the fact the dogs wouldn’t behave during the 9 hours I’m in the office. :o)  

          So it’s back to square 1. As is everyone else in this silly crunch, I am ready for this nightmare to end.  

          How much do you want to bet the fuel will be flowing freely by the 2nd Tuesday in November? They have to get us out to vote.



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Sep 26, 2008
        • So far we have no shortages. We have a refinery on Oahu I think. But our prices have not been under $4.00 for what seems like a year now. I paid $4.60 a gallon for the mid range gas the other day. My husband pays $4.70 plus for his car.

          Everything here is expensive. An artisan loaf of bread is $7.00



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          Holly Beck wrote Sep 26, 2008
        • I live in the Piedmont area of North Carolina, and we have had a shortage for 3 weeks, now. I got some yesterday, but had to wait in a (short) line and then it took probably 20 minutes for the gas to go into my 17 gallon tank - it was moving very slowly. Makes me want to buy a hybrid!



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          Cheryl Guy wrote Sep 26, 2008
        • No problems in Phoenix. Gas is down to around $3.60.



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          Sheila Mitchell wrote Sep 27, 2008
        • I’m in Taylors, South Carolina and no gas here either. I was on fumes Thursday morning, frantically trying to find some and finally found a station ($75.00 to fill up).



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          Drjlade wrote Sep 27, 2008
        • Yes, the  gas lines are long in Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas. But Attorney General is prosecuting several gas station owner for “jacking” up prices past 4 bucks.  The price for a barrel of oil waxes and wanes. The gas station suppliers play on our psychological reaction to the fear of running out of gas this is really “sad” : (



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          Mary Clark wrote Sep 27, 2008
        • Now I’m on Hilton Head Island off the coast of SC and no gas shortage...and prices are even lower...and I live only about 2 1/2 hours away from the coast.  Crazy..........

          But the beach was beautiful today....a perfect day.



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          Mary Clark wrote Sep 28, 2008
        • I got back to North Augusta this evening..and every gas station was out of gas.  I am so glad I filled up at Hilton Head (11 cents cheaper per gallon) and no lines...and they had some gas!!!  Get back to town......nothing.  I just don’t understand it!!!  At least it only took little over a quarter of tank to get home.



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