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Originally posted by MatrixBaller04
I'm in Jefferson City Tennessee...about 20 minutes northeast of Knoxville, and ...
First of all, Atlanta gets virtually all gas from the Gulf and, as those who read the original Associated Content article about Nashville will know, 14 refineries in Texas and 3 in Louisiana were knocked off-line by Hurricane Ike. Knoxville, Tennessee, suffered initially, but is now back online. Then, Nashville reported people stocking up because of Hurricane Ike and long lines at stations with little or no gas. (85% of the Nashville stations reported no gas for sale.)....... Tex Pitfield, President of Saraguay Petroleum Corporation is quoted in the Atlanta Journal Constitution article as responding this way to queries: "It was a double whammy on top of low inventories. We are being resupplied, but it will be a slow procesan.s. It will take us weeks to recover." Weeks to recover. Doesn't sound good if your gas tank is running on empty.... On September 5th, the EPA lifted a ban on the kind of gas that can be sold in Atlanta. Apparently, due to the metro area's pollution problems, "winter gas" with higher sulfur levels is only allowed to be sold at certain times of year (I'm guessing "winter"). However, with no gas at all available, the EPA lifted that ban.