Originally posted by swintersVT
Darkelf, what is your gas price? Be interesting to compare to a refining town.
Originally posted by Ambient Sound
Well, I have yet to see a closed gas station in North Carolina. Doesn't mean there aren't any, but I have been topping off my tank everyday since Tuesday (70 mile round trip to work). I haven't even seen any lines yet.
Folks, panic can screw us up bad if we let it. However, I bet there will still be hoards of NASCAR teams and fans heading toward the races this weekend, burning butloads of gas getting there.
It's Only a Rumor: Gas Stations Not Set to Close
Updated: Friday, Sep. 2, 2005 - 5:34 PM
WASHINGTON - WTOP Radio was flooded Friday with phone calls from anxious listeners who had heard rumors that gas stations would be closing on Friday.
"This rumor is completely false," said Katie Le-Han, with the Maryland Governor's office of Homeland Security.
"We have a very strong gas supply in the state. We want everyone to have a great weekend, to be responsible of course, but to enjoy this last weekend of the summer," said Le-Han.
Virginia Governor Mark Warner's office also said there is no truth to the rumors of mass station closings.
Gas stations, on an individual basis, may have to close if they run out of gas, but there is no official plan to have all gas stations in any jurisdiction close at any given time.
Oil prices fell close to $2 a barrel on Friday as Europe and Canada prepared to tap emergency stockpiles to relieve an energy crisis threatening the United States.
As the crisis deepened on Friday, the West's energy watchdog the International Energy Agency announced it members would release two million barrels per day (bpd) of oil over a 30-day period to help ease an oil supply crunch.
Non-U.S. refiners, mainly in Europe, will provide about half the volume, with the remainder coming from oil in U.S.
Some regional pipelines also started pumping supplies around the country and power was restored to a number of plants.