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Nashville Gas Crisis Cover-Up

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posted on Sep, 22 2008 @ 03:34 PM
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It's a shortage in my county in Alabama as well. My closest station has also been out since Thursday and since Saturday he said that tomorrow, Tuesday, would be when they got gas. Now with *crude oil* prices making the largest single day jump in history I am concerned.

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posted on Sep, 22 2008 @ 03:46 PM
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Looks like it settled at $108/barrel today. so only a $4 jump or so from yesterday, but yeah it was looking scary there for a while.



posted on Sep, 22 2008 @ 03:49 PM
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Originally posted by an0maly33
Looks like it settled at $108/barrel today. so only a $4 jump or so from yesterday, but yeah it was looking scary there for a while.


Yea, I told you guys not to get your panties in a wad.......see.



posted on Sep, 22 2008 @ 04:10 PM
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I'm in Hillsboro, Oregon here..I haven't see anything of the sorts like Tennessee posted....yet..



posted on Sep, 22 2008 @ 04:25 PM
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The bulk of the problem seems to be centered in the Southeast. I am in SW Georgia, and most of the stations here are out of gas again, after receiving shipments last week.



posted on Sep, 22 2008 @ 04:26 PM
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Utah did not see any of this either...............

I waited in the longest line this year for gas at 3.57......
.............and my wait took 4 songs on the radio to play before my turn came......no biggy at all.



posted on Sep, 22 2008 @ 04:42 PM
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I'm here in Atlanta, GA. I drove to over 20 gas stations and no gas had to go 30 miles North of Atlanta and fill up. Even then, they were running out. All the way in Budford, GA (40 miles from ATL) they ran out in places. So, I can confirm this in Atlanta, GA.



posted on Sep, 22 2008 @ 04:46 PM
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no you are wrong about 12 dollars off....

"The October contract surged in afternoon trading, reaching as high as $130.00 - a more than $25 gain. But it dropped back down to settle at $120.92 a barrel, up $16.37 from Friday's close."

money.cnn.com...

you really need to fact check before putting up a number



posted on Sep, 22 2008 @ 05:05 PM
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Originally posted by jhill76
I'm here in Atlanta, GA. I drove to over 20 gas stations and no gas had to go 30 miles North of Atlanta and fill up. Even then, they were running out. All the way in Budford, GA (40 miles from ATL) they ran out in places. So, I can confirm this in Atlanta, GA.


Thanks for that info.. I have followed your words for quite awhile so when jhill76 writes most all of us know we can take it to the credit union (wouldn't trust a bank with anything these days).

So Atlanta is out...

Yikes... Alabama,Georgia,Tennessee,Kentucky, North Carolina.....

So who else is having Gas issues...



posted on Sep, 22 2008 @ 05:05 PM
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Originally posted by titorite

From AK to southern MO to OK to TX I had no trouble getting gas.. in fact despite IKE I thought prices were VERY low...


AK is Alaska. I think you meant AR for Arkansas?

No shortage here and gas is steady at $4.05 and dropping a few cents a week for a while now.

You sure your not just experiencing a hiccup in the supply due to Ike? Seems likely. Add a panic run on the stations? Panics produce self fulfilling prophecies where none would exist otherwise. There is probably no shortage at all other than people hording gas they don't need.



posted on Sep, 22 2008 @ 05:13 PM
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Yes I did mean AR. Arkansas. Ike messed up some stuff for sure, but not so much that it should affect 5 states. Not unless it is engineered.

I mean Texas uses ALOT more gas than Arkansas or North Carolina and as of yet we have no gas shortages that I know of... and I drove in from dallas through austin to points south yesterday. Lots of cheap gas all the way...which kinda makes me wonder...at 3.32 there was a line for gas...but at 3.32 how long can gas at that price last??



posted on Sep, 22 2008 @ 05:19 PM
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I imagine its quite a juggling act for them to know where to target the gas supplies after a disaster of that magnitude. Hope it all works out.

Our problem here is that gas was always within a penny or two of the national average before prices went up. Now we are 30 cents or more above the average and the States investigation said its because the refineries were loosing money before. Go figure?



posted on Sep, 22 2008 @ 05:29 PM
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Checking in from East Cobb
Marietta, Ga.
WE ARE OUT OF GAS!!!
The local news station (WSBTV) just ran the gas shortage story as the top news story with East Cobb featured. The line at 6:00 pm went at least 1/2 a mile into the main road and the reporter said that the owner said pumps were almost dry.
Okay so we are out of gas in Atlanta and the suburbs BUT there was absolutely NO mention of when gas will return, what to expect the rest of the week or when the crisis will be over!!!! Nothing Zip Nada!
all the reporter reported on was the lack of gas
That worries me more then the shortage and if there is some kind of conspiracy going on well what is it and what kind of outcome is supposed to come from it?
I swear with all of the financial and economic stress, the political mess and now YET ANOTHER FREAKING GAS SHORTAGE IN THE SOUTH you would think Armageddon was closing in fast. Thank goodness the rest of the country has plenty of gas, if not I would be extremely alarmed.



posted on Sep, 22 2008 @ 06:46 PM
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Check This Out:
[blogs.nashvillescene.com...]
It is really pissing me off that no one is talking about this. In DC no one has heard anything about this (TV, Newspaper, Radio) Maybe they figure people are stressed enough already?



posted on Sep, 22 2008 @ 06:46 PM
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I work for a company that has fuel stations in Virginia and supply is extremely bad there as well. It's also starting to effect Maryland. Stations out of fuel for a day or two, then they'll get a load.

Two major Pipeline repairs are the cause of the Virginia shortages, at least that's the word from suppliers. Pipelines cover many states so I wouldnt be surprised if it had anything to do with low supply in Tenn. It trickles down the line. That's just the way it is. It's not the first time and won't be the last. The severity of the repairs seem to be getting worse though. Maybe someone with more pipeline know how can comment.

EDIT: Here's a tip for you. If you know of a station that pretty busy every day, you can bet that they are doing their best to keep the stores with fuel because they are losing money and Managers aren't getting good bonus checks. A lot of suppliers have their fuel allocation reset at midnight and it's first come first serve to carriers. This means the earlier they get it the better which also means your best time to find fuel if it's out in your area is between Midnight and 5am. Food for thought. At least that's how it works in my business.

Q

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posted on Sep, 22 2008 @ 07:55 PM
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While I don't know about Nashville, Albany Georgia has been out of gas aswell. I live here and at my job I take calls for gas delivery places (Bryco Fueling Solutions, Florida Rock and Tank Lines, and Petro South) and more but 1 day after the hurricane hit the people that do the deliveries informed us it was going to be bad. I've been running on the same tank of gas since that day trying to make trips minimal. For the last 2 days we've had gas at certain few stores, however I'm starting to see the bags go back over the pump. I watched some stations take down their unleaded price signs today aswell. It's been pretty bad here though. The day the delivery places told us they pretty much weren't going to be making deliveries for a few days, our boss at work let us go 1 by 1 to go fill up with gas. We know if it's coming from the delivery places then it isn't just a rumor.

Edit to add - the first day of the gas shortage walmart had their gas at 5.38 - I got mine at a store close to my job for 3.98.... walmart is supposed to have the cheapest gas here


2nd Edit - when I say the first day of the gas shortage I mean Friday the 12th.

Sorry for so many edits, haha. But I found a news story about the problem in Albany (for those of us who may be in the surrounding area) it's from Monday, September 15, 2008 at 4:20 p.m. And the title read "No definite date to end gas shortage."

Here's a link to the video

Edit nbr 128763472834 - (haha) But here's a news report done today by my local news station WALB.


September 21, 2008 ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Hurricane Ike may be long gone, but the storm's damage is still affecting gas pumps all over the Southeast. Several Albany gas stations are without gas again this weekend. The Woodall's on Slappey and at the corner of Westgate and Westover are completely out of gas. So are the Enmark stations on North and South Slappey. AAA reported Saturday that the pipeline is still experiencing interruptions due to power problems caused by Hurricane Ike. "This time we ran out. We got it Thursday night and ran out Friday around lunch time. And we've been out ever since, and we don't know when we will get any more. And it has affected business a lot very, very drastically," said Enmark employee, Ericka Davis. AAA said they do not expect normal service to be restored until next Friday.


Link to article at WALB.com


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posted on Sep, 22 2008 @ 08:13 PM
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Lol I thought people knew about this... Yeah I live here in Atlanta and had to drive 2 counties over to find gas. It really sucks and i'm actually not sure if I can go to work tommorow, hopefully gas comes back soon!



posted on Sep, 22 2008 @ 08:24 PM
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North of Nashville was bone dry this weekend. Gas was $4.27 where I filled up on saturday with probably a line of 50. There were 2 stations out of the 12 I passed that were not out of gas - I picked the shorter line of the 2. Today, Nashville and south of Nashville (Brentwood, Franklin, etc) are out, but north of Nashville (Springfield, etc) have gas - and no lines at that. Near my work, the exxon was limiting people to $20 at the pump with an extremely long line.



posted on Sep, 22 2008 @ 08:30 PM
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Keep it up yall. Keep on reporting whats up with gas in your area. This thing has gone from Nashville to 6 states now. SIX STATES WITH LITTLE TO NO GASOLINE! This is huge and super bad. We need to keep one another up to date. So keep n reporting... As of now Texas still has gasoline.



posted on Sep, 22 2008 @ 08:32 PM
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Ok....I'm going to throw out a wild card here. Yes supplies have been slightly disrupted due to hurricanes, however, I think what you may actually be seeing is the gas industry rebelling against locations and states who are getting tough on price gouging. Basically, this may be an, "Oh yeah, we'll show you not to mess with us reaction."

A response to this:

Tennessee Investigating Gas Price Gouging


Top state officials have launched a joint effort to investigate whether certain businesses are engaging in gas price gouging. As part of this effort, the Attorney General and commissioners of the Department of Commerce and Insurance and the Department of Agriculture are requesting information from retailers who have generated complaints and are sending investigators out into the field.

This action follows reports of high gas prices in East Tennessee, especially, and throughout the state. "We are concerned with the spike in gasoline prices in the state and Knoxville, in particular, where gasoline prices are reported to be among the highest in the nation," Attorney General Bob Cooper said in a statement. "There is a difference between profits and profiteering."

Under Tennessee law, unreasonably raising the price of essential goods, commodities or services in direct response to a natural disaster here or in another state is price gouging. Under state law, price gougers can be subject to a $1,000 civil penalty for each violation. Price gouging is also a criminal offense in Tennessee.


Great thread.



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