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Old Yesterday, 06:51 PM   #1
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Default Colonial Pipeline - Southeast gas shortage thread

I thought I'd start this, surprised to see nothing in OT. As I live in the northeast where we get zero oil from Texas (all is from the middle east as it's cheaper), I made it a point to look at all the gas stations today during a 90 minute errand. I'm in eastern Mass. No stations appeared to have more than a few cars. The one price I checked was $2.89 which is a little high, but not out of line.

How's things elsewhere? CNN shows lines and a station with $6.99 a gallon gas and stations out of gas. I told my son about the lines and such from the Arab embargo in the 70's, where they put in minimums of $5 because clowns (going on now) want to top off their tank. Put in 39 cents, click because full and drive away.
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Gasbuddy was saying as of Wednesday:

73% of DC stations
32% of Maryland stations
68% of NC
48% of GA
53% of SC

And 71% of Metro Atlanta stations were reporting no gas.
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Old Yesterday, 07:17 PM   #3
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The one price I checked was $2.89 which is a little high, but not out of line.
I don't think I've paid that little for gas in the PNW in years.
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Old Yesterday, 07:38 PM   #4
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Pipeline operations resumed Wednesday, it's a fake 'shortage' driven by the same mentality of people that say hmm I saw something on the news about ___, I better buy way more than I need in case there's not enough, which actually creates a temporary shortage.

Fuel of various types flows through these pipelines across the US to regional storage tanks and then is distributes more locally through smaller pipelines, barges, trains, trucks, ect.

If people panic buy and try to hoard it's hard to ramp up local deliveries, especially right now, to make up for it but give it a week or two and everything will be back to "normal".

Overall it really makes me want to buy an electric vehicle to replace my Mazda3 commuter so I don't have to worry about this nonsense.
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Overall it really makes me want to buy an electric vehicle to replace my Mazda3 commuter so I don't have to worry about this nonsense.
We love our Leaf. Will get another EV in the future. Itís just a better DD.
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The one price I checked was $2.89 which is a little high, but not out of line.

CNN shows lines and a station with $6.99 a gallon gas and stations out of gas. .
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I don't think I've paid that little for gas in the PNW in years.

I've never paid $2.89/gal as long as I've been driving. I do recall back in 2008 prices in SCIC spiked to $5.99-$6.99/gal, but those inflated prices were mostly in Hollywood near the studios where they know PAs and Teamsters are filling up on production's dime, but everyone else who lives in the area gets boned.
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We love our Leaf. Will get another EV in the future. Itís just a better DD.
I'd love to have an number of the current EVs... But right now I Iove not having a car payment more, and the manual Mazda3 is a pretty fun and economical commuter.
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I've never paid $2.89/gal as long as I've been driving. I do recall back in 2008 prices in SCIC spiked to $5.99-$6.99/gal, but those inflated prices were mostly in Hollywood near the studios where they know PAs and Teamsters are filling up on production's dime, but everyone else who lives in the area gets boned.
You young whippersnappers!

I've seen it go from as low as $0.79 all the way to $4.15 in my state.

At the low point, I'd paid less to fill up my wife's SUV and our boat's 70gal tank than I paid at the high point just to fill up the tank on my wife's hybrid.

I fully expected an open revolt in this country the first time it went above $1.50.
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I was able to find 87 early on in the week easily so I have been driving my truck all week. I'm seeing a decent amount of stations out of gas, especially premium. Hopefully this situation is cleared up by next week; have plans to head to the Asheville area and I want to bring my STi.

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I'm supposed to drive across the state tomorrow.

I *think* it's likely to be okay, but it does make me nervous.
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I don't think I've paid that little for gas in the PNW in years.
Not even last year April/May timeframe? Even in CA gas was below $2.50 back then.
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I remember my parents going to Sinclair gas, $0.23.9
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Not even last year April/May timeframe? Even in CA gas was below $2.50 back then.
Premium?
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Premium?
Not sure how much it was, but I did pay $1.94/gal at Sam's Club for 87 in April. 91 couldn't have been that much more.
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I'm in central SC.

People blew **** out Tuesday but I saw several "brand stations" that were out and were back open yesterday. Someone's getting deliveries.

Flew to Nashville this morning to pick up a vehicle and I'm currently about 100 miles from home. I stopped when I knew a full tank would get me home.

That was about 100 miles north of ATL. First place I stopped has gas and a couple of free pumps, I was back on the road 5 minutes.

That's all I got.
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There's video floating around of someone filling up Tupperware containers with gas.

W

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Deliveries were supposed to be available to nearly every place by noon today.

Local station close to me that was out Wed night had gas this afternoon. So yeah, resupply is flowing.

Also latest report is that they shut the pipeline down simply because their billing software got compromised and they couldn't figure out how to bill customers for deliveries. Not because of any safety or control issues.
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yep that's what I heard to it was shut down because of financial transactions not being able to be tracked....nothing to do with the industrial controls systems
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Deliveries were supposed to be available to nearly every place by noon today.

Local station close to me that was out Wed night had gas this afternoon. So yeah, resupply is flowing.

Also latest report is that they shut the pipeline down simply because their billing software got compromised and they couldn't figure out how to bill customers for deliveries. Not because of any safety or control issues.
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Why do you guys hate free-market capitalism?
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Here's your daily Autoblog public service announcement: Don't hoard gasoline, but if you do, absolutely do not let 20 gallons of it catch fire inside your 2004 Hummer H2. You might end up, as a Florida owner learned the hard way, with a very crispy Hummer.

According to CBS affiliate WABI, in Citrus County Fire Rescue was called out to the scene at a Homosassa, Florida, Texaco station yesterday morning. The Hummer owner had just filled four five-gallon jerry cans' worth of fuel and placed them in the back of the vehicle.
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https://www.yahoo.com/autos/hummer-h...224900696.html
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Pipelines are bad, mmkay...Lord Biden said so!
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There's video floating around of someone filling up Tupperware containers with gas.
I saw one where a woman was filling up plastic shopping bags.
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Sadly, that fire didn't originate in the trunk.
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That pic was staged. Please don't turn OT into PP or, even worse, Facebook.



Ah yes, the diesel Impala. The choice of all extremists.

https://www.reddit.com/r/trashy/comm...ng_gas_into_a/

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