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Old 08-31-2017, 06:28 AM
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So colonial pipeline shut down. And it looks like gas may get tight.

I am planning to take my family to the beach this weekend. It's a 5 hour drive. Was looking forward to bringing my boat but it will take a lot of gas to pull it from atlanta to burnswick.

Will there be gas lines on the interstate this weekend?
Old 08-31-2017, 07:19 AM
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Local Racetrac and QT that I pass on the way to work are both up from 2.19 to 2.59 for regular as of this morning. I paid $2.75 for premium at Costco last night.

Knowing what happens here in Atlanta, with everyone racing to fill up as soon as they hit the 1/2 tank mark, I'd say spot shortages are inevitable around here.

Good news though, is I believe gas in the SE corner of the state comes from Ft Lauderdale and/or Tampa, and there is no impact to those pipelines.
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We saw gas prices rise 15 cents yesterday. Colonial is supposed to reopen Labor Day.
Old 08-31-2017, 09:34 AM
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There is a petrol terminal in Savannah. You shouldn't have anything to worry about. In 2016 when there was a shortage in ATL we were fine along the coast.

http://savannahnow.com/exchange-news...ates-gas-needs
Old 08-31-2017, 09:54 AM
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Cool so as long as I can get down there I should be good.

A tank in the truck gets me A little past Dublin when I'm towing the boat.
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ANY excuse the criminals that run the gas/oil co.s can use to raise prices & they'll quickly jump on it! There's an oil glut on the globe so I don't see any real problem for oil futures but Houston handles/produces about 30% of our domestic finished oil products (gas, fuel, plastics, chemicals derived from oil etc...) So obviously that WILL cause a short term rise in prices at the pump. The refineries & gas lines can be back on line as soon as the floodwaters recede but what about the manpower to staff it? They all live around there & many will be dealing with flood disasters at their own homes. If no other big storms hit the TX/LA coastlines this season (there's already another hurricane building in the Atlantic & headed towards St. John's/Puerto Rico etc...) then prices at the pump "SHOULD" stabilize & return to normal within 3-4wks.

I wouldn't let an extra $100-$200 in gas prevent me from enjoying a Labor Day trip with the boat, memories are pri€ele$$!
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Gas here, in Charleston area, shot up about .40 from last night to noon today. I went home and filled up the boat/truck because I'm planning to fish one day this week.
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I live in Texas. I was in Houston. Now back home. Gas stations all over the state are simply dry. Zero gas. It's mostly due to panic. Most people are fools. Doesn't change the fact that I can't buy gas right now. If the wife and kids want to go boating tomorrow we will go. I bought 100 gallons of gas before the hurricane hit.
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It's up 40-45 cents here in Eastern NC. Went up 15 in the last 24 hours.
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As I see things, ANY excuse to raise gasoline prices seem justified! The question is not if prices will go up, but will they pass the $3 per gallon national average in a few days.
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I thought I saw where the pipeline would be back operational today or Wednesday.
Saw several stations in and around SPT today with no gas. One has only diesel.
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I stopped at the next gas station whenever I hit half a tank and finding Gas was not an issue on the interstates.
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I think all together the price spike might have cost me $50 for the trip.

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