Skip to comments.there is a run on gas in the south.
Posted on 09/11/2008 8:05:25 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
There is a run on gas going on in SC, TN and possibly Fl.
I am not here to create a panic.
But, what the heck is this?
Is is just a rumor?
I will post a couple of threads documenting this in a moment.
Hurricane Ike causing gas price issues in SC
GAS GOING UP BY 5 PM EST
This is an over-reaction to disruptions expected as a result of hurricane Ike. Here in southeast Texas the lines are there but it isn’t a run per se. We are or have evacuated. Regular is around $3.60 per gallon which is up about a dime since hurricanes Gustav and Hanna. This will settle down.
So much gas is refined here in Texas that markets are reacting.
Ping and thanks for the heads up.
You see where Ike is headed? Guess where most of the US refineries are? And which major Texas city lies on top of the key East-West pipelines for fuel in this country? Everything goes through and under Houston and Baytown.
Thanks for the post.
3 stations were out of gas at 7pm in my town.
Include Sylva and Franklin NC in the list. I’d guess maybe spot shortages, but the word on the street is no further tankers in until next week. National data suggests Tuesday.
I’m in SW VA.
I heard a big gas station manager saying to another person that they were having problems getting shipments of gasoline. She said that they were nearly to the point of closing late last week, and said they are seeing similar supplies this week.
They’ve hyped this a bit even up here in Virginia. At my local station, price went up from $3.47 to $3.63.
I went ahead and filled my cars, because I figured if the unthinkable happens and some refineries are really knocked out, I’d like to have a month without worrying about my supply before I have to go back again.
But I really doubt the price will stay up more than a week or so.
In fact, the price increase should keep people from doing waht I did and buying up all the gas.
They are more worried about water damage than wind damage. IF Ike stays at current strength, not really a wind problem. Refines, ‘should’ be able to handle anything Ike throws at them. We might see a price rise for awhile, but once damage is assessed, and repaired price should start dropping again.
(speaks someone who’s Dad worked offshore and in refines for over 20 years).
I grew up in Houston and most of my family are still there. If Ike strengthens to a Category 4 or 5, then the pipelines underneath the Houston Ship Channel are going to be stressed heavily. I remember back when I was in grad school at Baylor College of Medicine we had torrential rain that lasted about 15 hours...everything flooded and the pipelines cracked and blew sky high. We were all waiting for the plague of locusts to infest the city :-).
3.38 down .10 in Covington, Tn. Just north of Memphis.
I went up 15 cents today at my station. The Home Depot. I filled up at 2.64 in the Nashville area. Last night it was 2.49. Alot of refugees come here.
I = It
Please add a buck to all of that nonsense.
During hurricane Rita, the roads were jammed, people ran out of gas, and jammed things even more. This time they have extra fuel trucks ready to keep people moving. They are probably sucking up some of the supply. Plus gulf coast refineries and rigs will be shut down,
I filled up tonight just west of Chattanooga. Price went up a dime from this afternoon, to 3.58. There was sign on the gas pumps saying please don’t buy more than 10 gallons due to the gas shortage in the southeast. There was a constant stream of 10- 15 cars waiting to fill up.
No problems up here in Chicago, other than the ridiculous amount of tax we pay on every gallon. Still at $4.15/gallon with no issues with supply. By all the overtaxed gas you want.
I’m going to bed...
One thing we have here in TN outside of the best Interstates as voted by the truckers is a fixed tax on gas. All proceeds go to road improvement. I have a notion that isn’t happening in most states.
Gas wholesale over $5.00/gal in the gulf region right now.
Short term impact until the refineries can open back up and get the pumps pumping and trucks rolling.
That really wasn’t my point and I’m sure prices will skyrocket. I filled up. I’m just saying that the taxes on gasoline is being wasted in states that don’t dedicate them to roads. Tennessee has the best roads in the nation hands down. If all the states dedicated their gas revenue to roads it would all be good.
I, politely, disagree. Overall, Texas’ roads make Tennessee’s look like a back alley. LOL
And, no, I don’t live in Texas.
Pfft. JB Hunt and Swift type drivers like it ‘cause it’s long and they can leave the cruise on and not have to do technical things like shift or turn. Plus, they have Pre-Pass, don’t even have to stop at the scales. LOL
Not sayin’ Tennessee’s roads are bad, but Texas’ are, overall, better. I could truck in Tx. forever and not want to leave.
BTW, I trucked for many years. Just sold my company Mar 06, trucks, trailers, everything.
Hey, you know anyone at RNC? I was just downloading their Biden videos and saw that someone has hacked their video selection and added some porn. LOL. I’m trying to call and send emails, there isn’t a contact phone number, either, on their domain registration.
I was pumping at 3.669 while he changed the sign to 4.09
Well, here in Kingsport TN, last night regular unleaded was $3.62. This morning I just filled up for $3.99 and every single gas station was lined up with people waiting to get gas.
That’s a .37 cent increase overnight and the gas station managers expectation was it will go to the $4.50-$5.50 range by this evening.
It was $3.88 a gal in Millington last night (Thurs). Drove 10 miles up the road and it was $3.44. HMMMMM
I’m glad I filled up last night. We are at 3.89 this morning. a thirty cent increase since 10:30 last night.
On 9/11 I got word the gas pipeline was to be or soon to be shut down.
Fuel has incresed to over $4 per gallon in and around the Great Smoky Mountains. From Sevierville to Townsend.
This is not a panic - it is gouging fed by local gas stations who are blowing smoke up consumer’s behinds.
40-60 cent jumps here in Arkansas that I know about. Governor has declared state of emergency to combat price gouging.
Haven’t heard anything about long lines (and with the price jumps - probably won’t).
But the last I heard yesterday- gas supplies were 20 days. I would kind of see some shortages if the supply was down to a week or so... but not 20 days.
But this should be yet another clear sign of why we need MORE refinery capacity - via refineries spread around the country... so we don’t have this sort of insane panic when 16% of capacity is closed for a few days.
Gas up a dollar here in GA, since 8 this morning...
Here in Raleigh NC gas at the corner station was $3.62 this am when I took my son to school at 7:45. I just went past it at 3 pm and it had increased to $4.89. No lines but I was stunned that there were actually a handful of people filling up at that price.
Today, Friday, gas prices here in Blairsville GA were about the same - maybe a dime higher than yesterday. But the talk of inflated prices and gas lines in nearby NC and TN have sent people in a semi-panic here. Every gas station I passed here today had full lines, 2-3 deep waiting. I needed normal errand fuel, but managed to pull in my closest station just in time to get an opening.
But people were already upset, and for no good reason. As I said, the prices were normal so far today.
Word spread around our area of TN last evening that gas prices would jump drastically this morning. People lined up at gas stations to fill up last night.
On the 10:00 news, one of the Nashville stations was poo-pooing the notion the prices would jump more than a few cents.
Prices yesterday ranged from $3.89 to $4.09 a gallon for regular. Today, it’s $5.29 a gallon for regular.
Are you kidding?
If they raised the price more there wouldn't be a shortage/run. Restrain the irrational panic buying and punish the people creating the shortage.
There are lines all over Jackson Mich and around the state and price gouging.... I saw police at some stations keeping cars in lines. Gas is being raised in spite of no new loads arriving.
My second post.... I am staying with people in Jackson and he saw gas at BP at 5 PM.... a half hour ago.... for 6.55 in Lansing Mich...... and people were filling up....?
How much is gas now? Yesterday I paid 3.79 and was happy to do it. After hurricane Ike (I live in Houston) you are lucy to find a gas station that is even open/functional.
It’s at 3.99 for regular everywhere, except there is no regular anywhere. Most of the plus is gone, leaving only premium at 4.29-4.49. I expect that will be gone by the end of the week, unless the deliveries start up again.
wow! I’m thinking that we are probably going to be looking at high gas prices and somewhat limited supplies for the next month or so. I think pres. Bush will be allowing the refineries to produce gasoline without the various regional formulations, which may help.