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Old 09-29-2008, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Woodstock
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They had a tanker pull up about an hr ago - lines move fast

they have 2 employees directing traffic
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Old 09-30-2008, 12:19 PM
 
Location: College Park, GA
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Thanks for the update!
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:50 PM
 
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We set the alarm and went out early Saturday morning thinking lines would be shorter. I guess picking the weekend was a bad idea, because there were about 50 cars in line at that station at 4:30am!! I couldn't believe it. Last week it was one of the few in the area to have gas, so it's had long lines every time I've driven by it, but to have the cars halfway to Bent Grass Dr. and almost into the intersection on Crabapple (I couldn't get in line on it without entirely blocking westbound 92) at that time of morning is unreal.
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Old 09-30-2008, 02:53 PM
 
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My husband had no problem filling up on GA 9 in Alpharetta late this morning. He said only 2 stations were still closed, and there were no lines south of Mayfield. I think this issue is finally starting to ease. Hurray!
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:41 PM
 
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The QT stations in general seem to be getting plenty of gas. The one up by me on Sixes Road in Woodstock had gas (and lines) when I went past this morning at 6am, and they also had it as I was coming home at 5pm. I pulled into the lot and the people directing traffic had me at a pump in less than two minutes- much better than the chaos that ensued at the Chevron up the road a few days back with no one directing traffic..........
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:59 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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QT spokespeople on the news yesterday announced that by Wednesday evening, all QT stations "should" have all grades of gas available, with a more constant flow of new stuff coming in. How accurate that is remains to be seen, but as of this afternoon, the QT in Powder Springs had gas, and none of the other local stations did.

This should in theory help out the other stations too, if QT's estimates are correct, if they keep supplies up. More folks will be able to fill up at QT and relieve stress on the rest of the stations when they finally get some more.

Side note: On the news today, they interviewed various dealers and mechanics about putting regular grade unleaded in cars that specify they "must" use premium grade. All of those interviewed said that SHORT TERM use of regular might reduce performance and mileage, but it will not hard your engines. Using regular in a premium-specified engine for more than 4 months they said might impose some damage, but for a couple of weeks or even a couple of months, you should be fine, aside from a strange knock or ping noise.
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Old 10-01-2008, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara 93108 / Atlanta 30306
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Side note: On the news today, they interviewed various dealers and mechanics about putting regular grade unleaded in cars that specify they "must" use premium grade. All of those interviewed said that SHORT TERM use of regular might reduce performance and mileage, but it will not hard your engines. Using regular in a premium-specified engine for more than 4 months they said might impose some damage, but for a couple of weeks or even a couple of months, you should be fine, aside from a strange knock or ping noise.
I suggested to co-worker that she go to WalMart or [PepBoys] and purchase an octane "booster" to add to full tank of regular fuel. She returned with a "smorgasbord" of fuel additives [booster, injector cleaner, etc.]

Told her NOT to add them all at once ... perhaps one for each tank fill-up!

Anyhow someone with higher octane needs [auto fuel tank ] could always resort to the additives?
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Old 10-02-2008, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Woodstock
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Does premium really matter?? I have a german car...and I have never used premium. I have never heard any knocking....yet.
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Old 10-02-2008, 02:44 PM
 
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Does premium really matter?? I have a german car...and I have never used premium. I have never heard any knocking....yet.
It doesn't matter for most cars- unless your owner's manual specifically calls for high-octane fuel, you should be fine. In most cases, the mileage increase is negligible for cars that don't need it, and it's worth the added cost.
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Old 10-02-2008, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Woodstock
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hmm...
It does call for it. crud.
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