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Old 09-25-2008, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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Looks like to be able to get gas, one has to get up like at 6 am. I'm more afraid of being in the middle of 2 people getting in a fight and getting caught in the middle of the fracas.
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Old 09-25-2008, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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News on Ch 9 - Gas to be shipped from Wilmington, NC tomorrow, hoping to ease the shortage.
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Old 09-25-2008, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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What worries me is the bigger picture. How quickly we all can become quite uncivilized . . . when basically - I am sure the people getting upset at gas stations are all really good people who are fine employees, parents, neighbors. Yet we are seeing people get really ugly w/ one another over GAS!!!

That is just pretty sad.
Well - given that we now live in a world where people will get into fistfights over PlayStations...or Tickle-Me-Elmo dolls...or such trivial things like that, you can only assume it will get even worse when it comes down to something most people really do need.
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Old 09-25-2008, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Yellow Brick Road
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Yes, I'm here to mock selfishness and stupidity. How observant of you.

And save me the crying about problems over there. I live where Hurricane Ike actually hit, and here I am laughing at easily panicked people halfway across the country acting like there's no gas. I can go out and get gas without waiting in line, and some of the gas stations here don't even have power yet.


I was born and raised in Texas City, 15 miles north of Galveston on the mainland. Try again.
Not interested in "trying again." My point was . . . if you are in Texas City, then you obviously have many people around you who are facing horrific circumstances right now in Galveston. . . so if you are still not sympathetic to such interruptions in one's life after what has happened right there under your nose, then of course you wouldn't care what is going on w/ anyone else here.

And this thread is for CLT residents who are trying to deal w/ OUR OWN SITUATION.
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Old 09-25-2008, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Yellow Brick Road
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News on Ch 9 - Gas to be shipped from Wilmington, NC tomorrow, hoping to ease the shortage.
I hope some of it makes its way up 321 to Lenoir and Boone. Big mess up that way. No gas.
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Old 09-25-2008, 03:51 PM
 
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Not interested in "trying again." My point was . . . if you are in Texas City, then you obviously have many people around you who are facing horrific circumstances right now in Galveston. . . so if you are still not sympathetic to such interruptions in one's life after what has happened right there under your nose, then of course you wouldn't care what is going on w/ anyone else here.
Of course you're not interested in trying again. There's nothing to try again. You proposed that I know nobody who was affected that Ike, and I blew that right out of the water. By the way, more than just Galveston was wrecked by Ike.

I'm not sympathetic to the kind of people who drive around wasting gas for 40 minutes instead of just saving it and - oh, I don't know - waiting until later at night or something when most people have gone to sleep. But no, they've got to join the mad rush to top everything off.

You see, we didn't ask for the hurricane here, but over in the Cackylacky, people are bringing this upon themselves with their panicked, selfish approach to this self-inflicted "situation."

Why isn't this a widespread problem in other parts of the East Coast? There's no gas shortage in New Jersey.

I'll quit making y'all cry and leave your thread now. I've said what needs to be said.
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Old 09-25-2008, 03:52 PM
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Default Found gas

I just got gas around 5pm from the Exxon right off Exit 4 (Fort Mill) off of 485. Exit right if coming off 485 W. The line was long, but they had 3 security guys guiding everyone in and out. They had quite a few pumps, so I only waited about 10 minutes before getting gas. They also had regular, supreme, and premium. Good luck!!
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Old 09-25-2008, 04:18 PM
 
Location: CLT native
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Looks like to be able to get gas, one has to get up like at 6 am. I'm more afraid of being in the middle of 2 people getting in a fight and getting caught in the middle of the fracas.
I'd say before that.
FWIW, I commute before 6 am and there were already long lines at that time today.
Maybe Friday will be better.
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Old 09-25-2008, 04:20 PM
 
Location: CLT native
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Why isn't this a widespread problem in other parts of the East Coast? There's no gas shortage in New Jersey.

I'll quit making y'all cry and leave your thread now. I've said what needs to be said.
Because New Jersey has several other sources besides the Colonial Pipeline.

Also speed of the line is 3-8 mph.
So if the start is 1000 miles away, it can take 2 weeks to get here.
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Old 09-25-2008, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Indian Land
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Does anyone know how much gas you can legally store at home?? I'd like to store some with my MRE's, water, gold, arms, radio, and the rest of my survival gear so I'm prepared for anything. (some of you might think I'm kidding however I'm really not)

I think I want to store like 60 gallons in my garage. I'd like to get a tank custom made.
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