Originally posted by Vegemite
Twitchy would you mind providing a local TV station. I checked out WRAL and their biggest story was a horse that had its tail caught on fire
Originally posted by twitchy
I live in Asheville and it's pretty wild here, they are rationing it out now and local officials are publicly asking people to take time off from work or not drive at all. It's pretty wild. Here's some snippets from our local ABC affiliate...
City & County Leaders Address Gas Concerns
Local leaders in Asheville and Buncombe County are asking people to conserve fuel as the area deals with a temporary shortage of gas.
The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina continues to delay the delivery of gas to pumps in Western North Carolina. Leaders are urging people not drive unless they have to until the supply gets back up and running. The city and county is also asking non-essential employees to take sick or comp time over the next few days to cut down on demand. Asheville City and Buncombe County School officials say buses and schools will run as scheduled.
Price At The Pumps
The disaster on the Gulf Coast leads to an uncertain situation at gas pumps here in the mountains.
As we reported, the hurricane affected two major suppliers of fuel in the Southeast and it is having a ripple effect.
Some stations in the mountains ran out of gas last night but many of those got new shipments this morning.
Along with some concerns about supply there are some price increases.
At some stations the cost of a gallon of regular went up 20 cents overnight.
Some stations have regular gasoline priced at or even over $3 a gallon.
Some stations are putting up signs restricting how much gas you can buy.
Mountain Fuel Shortage
Hurricane Katrina has knocked out power to many areas in the Gulf States and that's affecting the two major suppliers of fuel in the Southeast.
That means delays in fuel deliveries to stations here in Western North Carolina. Wednesday morning we found that some gas stations only had premium. And at least one station, is selling gas for more than $3 dollars a gallon. People are urged to cut back on unnecessary trips and to conserve gasoline as much as possible. If the gas problem continues for several days, cities, towns and counties may ask police and firefighters to stay overnight to be sure they can get to work.
Originally posted by thematrix
I'm honnestly kinda amazed and at the same time disgusted by how the US public is so oil delirious.
Originally posted by AgentSmith
Maybe with all of this Titor was right about the Civil war after all....
Originally posted by mythatsabigprobe
I don't know where or how you live but in my little corner of the world, gas is not a "luxury". The gas stations in my area will be opening in about 5 minutes and if I can't get gas this morning I won't be able to drive to work. If I can't drive to work I won't be getting paid and if I don't get paid I won't be able to feed my family or pay my power bill. When I have no food or electric supply (=water in my case), I will be in the same position as the victims of horrorcane Katrina - without the destruction of course. I've lived through several major horrorcanes and I feel for all the gulf coast residents affected, but it looks like I'm about to become one of them, three states away.
Excuse me, I have to go find out if I can get oil delerious this week.
Originally posted by thematrix
I have to drive about 100 miles to get from and to work every day too. With a car that I can get down to 6 to 7 liters/100km. I still found it to be way to much and not worth it, your all bitching about 4$ per galon under this rather extreme situation, try paying 1.3€ per liter or about 5.5€ per galon even without oil shortage, thats nearly 7$ per galon.
In Europe they try to make cars safe first, fuel efficient second, and thats what maters. In the US, it seems people are actualy proud their cars only do 25-40 miles per galon while giving crappy HP/l. My Golf VR6 puts out 110HP/l when set to performance and then I can still drive it to do only 10l/100km of fuel consumption.
Now whenever I can, I take the train and my feet to get to work. it only costs me 1.5€ per day with a yearly subscription and I never have to worry about traffic jams when getting to work either.
At work itself I have to drive alot more, but thats all payed by the goverment themselves, as long as they can pay it, I don't mind, but for myself I try to limit using my car, eventhough I love driving it.
That car you drive to work isn't the only way to get there and its by far the least economical way to get to work too.
You don't HAVE to drive an american gas guzler to work.
Originally posted by victor was right
september 7, 2005 [911 + 911 days] will dawn at the worst of this "temporary" gasoline shortage. so how would an automotivelly crippled population handle a suitcase nuke going off in a major city, or three such nukes in three cities?