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Old 09-20-2016, 11:26 AM   #1
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Gas in South East help please?

Morning All,

We are scheduled to head to the south east including VA, SC, GA, to KY from NJ in a few days. The news reports up here give the suggestion that there is a problem getting gas along our anticipated route. Now, I don't want to suggest the media isn't always 100% accurate but I thought it best to ask for help on the forum.

What are you folks down there seeing on the ground? In the grand scenario I am not too worried if the price goes up a bit but availability is a serious concern.

I hesitate to carry extra cans of gas in my truck but maybe I should.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 09-20-2016, 11:38 AM   #2
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Gas shot up 20 cents a gal. here in eastern Va after the pipeline incident but not yet seeing any shortage.
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Old 09-20-2016, 11:46 AM   #3
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Morning All,

We are scheduled to head to the south east including VA, SC, GA, to KY from NJ in a few days. The news reports up here give the suggestion that there is a problem getting gas along our anticipated route. Now, I don't want to suggest the media isn't always 100% accurate but I thought it best to ask for help on the forum.

What are you folks down there seeing on the ground? In the grand scenario I am not too worried if the price goes up a bit but availability is a serious concern.

I hesitate to carry extra cans of gas in my truck but maybe I should.

Thanks in advance.

Hector
Nobody has run out of gas, you're just going to pay more for it because that area is currently trucking in their fuel from further away than normal. It's not a shortage, they are just passing the extra freight cost on to you.
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Old 09-20-2016, 11:48 AM   #4
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Great, that is what I'm hoping for.
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Old 09-20-2016, 12:14 PM   #5
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Nobody has run out of gas, .
????? Numerous reports on other forums and TV about stations being out in NC, SC, GA and TN.

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They are trucking in some gas, with the governor allowing increased hours on the road (a scary thought in itself). Many stations around Atlanta are out. If they get the pipeline bypass installed by later this week it will still take a few days to fill the system before things return to "normal". The $4-5 a gallon is likely not justified and will likely drop when more gouging reports get to the governor's office. "They" say a modest increase will be tolerated due to the increased cost of trucking it in. So far we're ok with a half tank in one van, 3/4 in the other, and no requirements to get out in the heat this week anyway.

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In High Point by Greensboro, NC there are a lot of stations out. Sheetz is rationing but the pumps are closed more than open. We filled up Early Sat before the panic hit.
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????? Numerous reports on other forums and TV about stations being out in NC, SC, GA and TN.

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They are trucking in some gas, with the governor allowing increased hours on the road (a scary thought in itself). Many stations around Atlanta are out. If they get the pipeline bypass installed by later this week it will still take a few days to fill the system before things return to "normal". The $4-5 a gallon is likely not justified and will likely drop when more gouging reports get to the governor's office. "They" say a modest increase will be tolerated due to the increased cost of trucking it in. So far we're ok with a half tank in one van, 3/4 in the other, and no requirements to get out in the heat this week anyway.

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In High Point by Greensboro, NC there are a lot of stations out. Sheetz is rationing but the pumps are closed more than open. We filled up Early Sat before the panic hit.
I stand corrected, I'm usually pretty current on news and when I checked in on this story last, the 'panic' was more media (as usual) than factual. I guess the machine is working as intended and now some stations are actually running out as mass media, coupled with reduced supply is taking a hit. There is a HUGE opportunity here for people that haul fuel for a living, I'd gamble this will be short lived. If you *have to* fuel up in Atlanta, expect 20% of the stations to be empty as of today. It's pretty easy to plan around this with good contingencies.
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I guess I'll have to watch this closely, especially as we get closer to heading out. So far this is not having a major impact up here and the bombings in NJ & NY have rightfully been occupying the news so the details on how the repairs are progressing are a bit thin.

Thank you for any information you can and have offered!
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According to the news today the gas pipeline company is finishing up on a by-pass line around the suspect leak area. Providing there are no issues or leaks in the by-pass it is supposed to go online tomorrow opening the gas flow back up the area in question.
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Upper parts of SC and N Ga are getting back to normal. No problems with supply on I-95 thru SC and GA as far as I hear and see. I have driven thru them both this weekend. It does not affect diesel any.
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Old 09-20-2016, 03:23 PM   #10
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That is great news, guys. I'm willing to bet here will be some residual price impact but I'm just thrilled there should be availability.
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