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Why is our gas crisis being ignored?

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posted on Sep, 29 2008 @ 06:35 PM
ya with the stock market crashing, the world ending, etc, they probably dont want to remind people 10%+ of the USA doesnt even have gas

posted on Sep, 29 2008 @ 08:48 PM
A couple people mentioned the low sulphur gas - they temporarily released that requirement (I believe) on Friday. It was too late to help fro this past weekend, but with any luck it may help the Atlanta area soon.

posted on Sep, 29 2008 @ 08:59 PM
I work across the street from 2 gas stations in the Charlotte, NC area. The past week when one gas station would run out the other would suddenly have gas from a tanker. Rarely would both be out at the same time, until Friday when both were out and they didn't know when they would have more. The gas has been coming and going very sporadically. There was a line 2 miles down Independence Blvd - C R A Z Y.

On Friday one of my employees, a Russian immigrant since 1996, said that at one gas station the police were checking all of the cars as they left the gas station. As in checking the people, searching all cars. She was very upset, almost hysterical.

I personally saw the police letting cars in the gas stations - directing traffic, but I didn't see any searches.

This whole thing sucks and everyone is blaming the pipeline. Hell, I have no idea what's going on. I hope this mess ends soon though. If I don't go to work I'll get fired. I work 45 minutes from home and use a lot of gas.

posted on Sep, 29 2008 @ 09:08 PM
I feel for you people that live in areas that don't have gas right now i really do. But my question is what exactly do you think we can do about it?

I mean i see on the news here in Missouri reports about the gas shortage in your area but honestly what can we do?

The people that are making the repairs to the pipeline are working as fast as they can. you have to remember that they probably lost their house or it was damaged but they still are doing their job just so you will be able to drive your car.

Plus most of the refineries were flooded due to the storm. so they had to wait until the water was pumped out and that can take days. Plus to get to the damaged sections i'm sure they had to clear debris. plus they don't keep sections of pipe on hand so they had to wait for them to be delivered.

The moral of the story is they are working to get you gas as fast and as safely as they can. Your life is not going to end just because you don't have gas to drive your car. Those of us that live outside of your region hear several times a day that you don't have gas and we see you all sitting in line crying there is no gas.

I have an idea why not take that money you'd sink in gas and invest in a bike and get some exercise. i know i could stand to lose 20-30 lbs.

posted on Sep, 29 2008 @ 09:38 PM
I work in Atlanta, and I'll say that we are still functioning. However, on Friday and today, a couple of my coworkers have had to telework (in addition to the 1 day a week we already work from home) due to not being able to get gas. Before the week is over, I may end up having to do the same, and we are lucky we have the ability to do so.

So, while one of the worst traffic cities in the US is running on fumes, the most annoying thing is that now the media is saying that "experts" are attributing the situation to "public panic". THIS IS INSULTING, especially when people are running out of gas at the stations. Personally, I have put 10 gallons of gas in my tank in the last 17 days since Ike hit and stations started drying up, and I drive 40 miles round trip to work, 4 days a week. I, along with pretty much everyone I know, did not react with panic when we first found out about stations running out. Not even when hour+ lines started forming. I get what I need to keep doing my job. Nobody I know is hording gasoline, and nobody I know is about to wait over an hour just to top off their tank everyday (that's if they can even find a station with gas).

So, while possibly there are the few that might go to extremes and wait in insanely long lines just to be sure their tanks are filled at the end of each day, the majority of us are doing what we have to do to keep the economy going down here in the Southeast. To be perfectly clear, this has nothing to do with public panic.

posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 01:16 AM
Energy is a big problem.

Ever since kerosene was sold by Rockefeller for heat and light.
Gas heat and light caused a problem.

And Edison with his light bulb was another technology he had
no control over.

Fortunately the automobiles came along and now jet airliners
back with the kerosene.

Tesla caused a problem for Edison but GE implemented most of
Tesla's patented and made the national grid buying out Edison
plants and converting to Tesla's ether producing AC.

But much more was available to supplant GE and cars and
the future propeller plane.

All this has been confiscated and suppressed by the Science Dictatorship.
Ask about the Tesla 'bulb' used by the Tesla airplane.
So unbelievable from Edison's bulb to a 'bulb' by used by Tesla to
fly in the air.

posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 01:28 AM
You know, I really wanted to post a topic about this problem yesterday, but didn't know if the problem would last this long.

Really, it's not just Atlanta, but all of Georgia. There is no gas left at all. Any gas stations that do have resupplied gas run out within a couple of hours from the mile long line of cars.

Things have been so bad here for the past week that gas stations are charging $5 or more for premium unleaded gas, and people are eating it all up.

I called the quicktrip by my home and asked if they had gas, and the lady said yes. 10 minutes later, when I arrive there, they've run completely out.

[edit on 30-9-2008 by DJMessiah]

posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 01:30 AM
I really gotta lay down the big BS card on this one. Anyone that tries to blame a prolonged shortage of fuel on two hurricanes is full of it. I lived in SW Louisiana when Katrina and Rita slammed us back to back. I was stationed at Fort Polk during this time. There was no gas ANYWHERE except for on base and that line was about an hour long. This lasted about ten days. THATS IT!!! Those two stronger hurricanes that hit us directly and fuel was plentiful again in 10 freekin days.

I think that they are trying to restrict movement away from that area. Isn't ATL where the FEMA camp is and all those "coffins." Another member posted the pics of the cattle cars that are there now that he has never seen in the area. This is all highly suspicious to me and this is getting almost no MSM coverage.

I live in Cali now but I really feel for all you people in the southeast region. I hope you guys make it though this.

posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 02:59 AM
reply to post by MissysWorld

I too have been trying to find out about this for a while now, I started this thread back on the 22nd,

I continue to notice all night that there are no gas trucks on the road, and barely any trucks at all. In Rome ga we watched on the news as Atlanta ran out and things started getting bad, and it has quickly spread to our area too, this morning you could not find any gas, I called every store that was open to no avail, and then called one store that was about to open and she said they had just gotten a shipment, and by the time I got there, about 30 minutes after speaking to her, the lines were a mile long. I was limited to 20 dollars gas only.

At my hotel our guests are struggling to get back to their homes, having to stay over, work crews are unable to get the gas they need to to the jobs they are in town to do.

I know several store owners here, they are in the dark completely, and the delivery trucks can't tell you when they will return. I've got an 'inside tip' on some gas that will be delivered in the morning, I will send our guests there and go there myself, but I swear it is bad, people are angry, tempers are through the roof, I see our community about to be in full fledged panic if we can't be told very soon when this will end!

posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 04:07 AM

posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 11:14 AM
Bottom line..
There are SIX..6..states without your homework, search the net, search youtube if you dont believe this is true.
This gas shortage is due to CREDIT FREEZE.
It is NOT due to hurricanes.
Business's cannot get short credit to purchase or pay.
Gas stations run on CREDIT.
Many people I know were told LAST week that they may not get a paycheck this coming Friday. WHY? CREDIT FREEZE.
Everyone is focused on Atlanta not having gas..FACT- Nashville Tenn. was the 1st to run out, that was over 3 weeks ago...
Your state may be next.
Trickle down means that cities without gas=truckers without gas=no deliveries of FOOD to the stores..
I have done my research on this topic for weeks now, with little to none attention...
LET ME REPEAT...This gas outage started weeks ago in Tennesse, Ala., N. Carolina, S. Carolina, Georgia. Just because it has not hit your city does not mean its not coming. I have watched one by one as they fall.
It is due to CREDIT FREEZE people. So please do not post one more thing saying its due to the hurricane. Please do not post one more link to a "Promise" that gas is coming. Gas will come to some that are out, but it is infrequent, and runs out in an hour...
WAKE UP..see that the gas subject becomes #1 on this site and others.
What effects gas, effects everything underneath..FOOD, POSTAL, etc..
You will not hear the truth on TV or in the papers. IF people knew that there is NO GAS in 6 states it would cause a panic, and THAT is why you will NOT hear much about this on the news..

posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 11:19 AM
GAS SHORTAGE spreads to Washington DC


posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 11:36 AM

Governor's Office: Distributors Won't Turn Gas Loose: Companies Have Fuel, but Only Allow 50% to Be Sent Out

posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 11:37 AM

Governor's Office: Distributors Won't Turn Gas Loose: Companies Have Fuel, but Only Allow 50% to Be Sent Out

posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 11:47 AM
I think we'll see more and more of these so called "crisis." Welcome to the NWO. I sincerely believe that it's all being done on a gradual scale. Introduce something over there and let them experience it for a bit, remove it and put it over there for a bit and introduce something else to the 1st place. Before 911 (not implying anything just using that as a reference point time line) a hurricane or ts NEVER used to effect our country in these ways, remember? Now we have all of these unknown reasons why this is happening and that's happening. Ya know, we better start caring as a group, as a family, and pull together because the problems they're getting with shortages of gasoline will be here in the midwest during the winter as gas prices soar thru the roof. I like how they prepare us now for future increases and say "for sure" the prices will increase for this or that. Before my time line reference point they wouldn't know for sure if prices would raise, now it's for sure all the time.

It's just all too suspicious --problems like these are popping up for no apparent reason. There's no shortage of gas, but someone is making us believe there is, and I'm not liking it. All being done gradually and hard to catch if you're not paying attention of have no ability to reflect.

posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 11:52 AM
reply to post by MissysWorld

WHAT??? Are they INSANE???? Who in their right minds would withhold that high a percentage? Who gives a flying flip about running out later - we're already out right now!

posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 12:14 PM
Thank-you for the last two posts..I have been trying to get people to notice this GAS CRISIS..
So again I am posting this link about:
Governor's Office: Distributors Won't Turn Gas Loose: Companies Have Fuel, but Only Allow 50% to Be Sent Out

posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 12:28 PM
reply to post by MissysWorld

Trust me, I'm from one of those heavily affected cities and I've been screaming it from the rooftops in real life.

The apathy i see around me is astounding. People wait in 3 hour long gas lines because they see no other choice. They swallow the "it was the hurricanes" story hook line and sinker. I hate to break it to them, but that was just a convenient excuse for whatever the heck this is.

Sure, all the people hoarding gas is a problem. Now we have to ask the question what about all the companies hoarding?!?! Too bad no one will have the cajones to do so.

posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 12:33 PM
It doesn't make much sense that this is connected to the credit/ financial crisis.
Not that it isn't, but if the administration wants to pass this huge bailout bill and the average American citizen is screaming bloody murder to stop it , wouldn't it be in the administration's best interest to use this as leverage on the people ? If the fuel shortage was directly connected to the financial turmoil it would be all too easy to point the big finger and say "if you want the fuel/ credit shortage to get better pass the bailout package". I just can't see that spin NOT being used if it were the case.

I have the deepest sympathy for those affected and will keep a close eye on the problem. If it's so severe, why aren't neighboring states with extra supplies sending relief tankers ?

posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 12:44 PM
reply to post by maudeeb

I don't know if it is or is not related to the credit crisis, but allow me so speculate why the 2 would never be publicly connected.

Right now, the shortage of gas is affecting a relatively small percentage of the population. The rest of the country, if they even know, just don't care. It's the whole "better them than me" apathy that has been such a growing problem in this country for years. I see it in myself, but have been trying to shake it.

Second, while the average person may be smart, people are stupid. They don't want to know, don't want to learn how something that they have so long taken for granted works. It was always there before, who cares how or why. Educating the public would take a substantial effort on the part of our politicians and, quite honestly, I don't see any of them caring that much.

As to why no one is helping from other parts of the country with relief tankers...I don't know....too much like right? That's a terribly catty answer, but Americans as a whole are much more inclined to respond to international emergencies than take the time to recognize one happening in their own country. The average American just doesn't care. That is, until it happens to them.

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