Skip to comments.Hurricane Irma: Massive effort to ship fuel into Florida, ease gas shortages
Posted on 09/08/2017 1:54:11 PM PDT by ColdOne
The Trump administration has waived a key statute to allow for as many ships as possible to bring fuel into Florida, as part of a massive effort to ease gas shortages for Florida residents and others in the path of Hurricane Irma.
Were bringing in as much supply of refined fuel as possible, Tom Bossert, White House homeland security adviser, told reporters on Friday.
The move was made in conjunction with state officials in Florida who are scrambling to get fuel to the pumps and alleviate gas shortages. Florida has taken several steps to expedite those shipments.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
No hurricane hit the mainland in the last 12 years.
Anti-gouging rules are preventing people from hoarding fuel. A local sheriff reported people are buying tons of fuel rather than what they need for a few days or a short trip.
Allowing station owners to raise their prices HIGH will prevent this.
Hurricane Sandy was the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, and the second-costliest hurricane in United States
That right there will win you post of the week1!! You win the internet!!
Did you make that?
A friend is driving up to the panhandle from Naples today. Said he couldn’t believe the amount of military personnel/vehicles headed south.
I thought all the cool kids drove electric cars these days.
Lol, no. It was very popular at the time
People remember both gougers and hoarders well after the emergency. Payback comes.
free markets matter
the reason a fuel shortage exists is because of socialist price regulations
Yeah, and gasoline and the whole distribution system. While watching on tv the long lines of autos making their way north on Florida I-95 been thinking what the evacuation would look like if everyone were driving electric cars...
Price controls and anti-gouging laws ALWAYS lead to shortages. Always. Many have tried to defeat the laws of Supply and Demand. All have failed.
Eminent economists Walter Williams and Thomas Sowell agree with me. (OK, I agree with them)
Also another article by John Stossell.
I have never seen such coordination and efficiency in this nation.....and that comes from the top down knowing how to delegate to people who can and will get the job done....and then letting them do it!
Koodos to Trump and the Governor!
Funny how actual people don’t behave like these ivory tower pinheads.
Payback comes if you are seen as antisocial in a crisis.
I’m glad the laws of economics don’t apply to you.
Have a good day.
What does that little drive by smear with cowardly retreat have to do with anything? In crises people tend to band together and anyone making it difficult IS answered. The peace time rules are superseded in time of war — even war with nature.
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