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Old 09-24-2008, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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At 5:30 today, both gas stations at the corner of 160 and 521 in SC had cars overflowing onto 521, causing major backup on 160 and all kinds of cars honking, trying to get out of the gas line to get onto 521, nearly running into those turning left from 521 into 160 toward Fort Mill. The traffic that the Exxon had caused along Gold Hill is nasty, backing up traffic past I-77.

Mullman, while I might want to ride the bike, I can't do it 33 miles each way to Lancaster, so, sorry I need gas!
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Old 09-24-2008, 06:21 PM
 
Location: CLT native
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The problem is that cheap and abundant energy have allowed our suburban lifestyle and sprawl.
There is no logical reason for people to have hour+ commutes, and as time goes by, this will be more and more of a problem. I choose to live in a much more modest house, but within 10 miles my work, our school, church, club, shopping, etc. In fact, on a map we live nearly in the middle of our circle of activities - by choice. Mark my words, over time things could get much worse (and probably will), and you need to be prepared to deal with it. FWIW if you knew me you would be hard pressed to call me anything left of center, I am as right wing as they come, but our sprawl and energy dependency is a scary proposition when a Cat 2 storm causes such a spike in our fuel prices. IMHO this is but another wake up call. Now back to your normally scheduled program...
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Old 09-24-2008, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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For the Mallard Creek Residents ----- Prosperity Church Corridor ------

The Circle K at Mallard Creek/Senator Royall (in front of Trader Joe's) 1809 East Arbors Drive, they said that they should be getting a delivery of reg/ul at 4am Thursday.

The Shell Circle K at 5335 PROSPERITY CHURCH RD/near Dearmon across from Bi-Lo, has none, does not know whey they expect any.

The Petro Express Texaco at the corner of Mallard Creek/Mallard Creek Ch/Prosperity Church, has none and does not know when they expect any.
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Old 09-24-2008, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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I noticed several interesting things tonight on the road...

1. There were several cars who were parked in medians and such (assumed they ran out of gas)

2. Saw several gas stations (around 8pm) that had parked cars at the pumps w/no drivers and cars deserted...maybe they figured the trucks will be bringing gas overnight...


I plan to leave the house earlier tomorrow morning, and hope some stations on the way to work rec'd some replenishments overnight or very early in the a.m.
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Old 09-24-2008, 06:58 PM
 
Location: conover nc
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Default The only Gas in Hickory is Diesel at
















Diesel is all we have in Hickory and conover
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Old 09-24-2008, 07:04 PM
 
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Originally Posted by mullman View Post
The problem is that cheap and abundant energy have allowed our suburban lifestyle and sprawl.
There is no logical reason for people to have hour+ commutes, and as time goes by, this will be more and more of a problem. I choose to live in a much more modest house, but within 10 miles my work, our school, church, club, shopping, etc. In fact, on a map we live nearly in the middle of our circle of activities - by choice. Mark my words, over time things could get much worse (and probably will), and you need to be prepared to deal with it. FWIW if you knew me you would be hard pressed to call me anything left of center, I am as right wing as they come, but our sprawl and energy dependency is a scary proposition when a Cat 2 storm causes such a spike in our fuel prices. IMHO this is but another wake up call. Now back to your normally scheduled program...
Unfortunately, not everyone is as fortunate as you and we cannot always decide that we will live 10 miles from our jobs. With that logic, everyone should work from home and never have to leave their house. Some people are lucky enough to have these opportunities while others of us have no choice but to commute to work everyday. I'm sure I could find a job within 10 miles of my home but chances are I will be making much less working at Lowes or Home Depot than I would just add to the foreclosure problem that this country is currently burdened with currently.
I was sucking fumes on the way to work today and had no issues finding gas in Mooresville at lunch at a stellar $3.89 for regular. I laughed at a station I passed today that this morning their prices were at 3.85 but had no fuel and somehow this afternoon they were at 3.79 and still had no fuel. I suppose the gas attendant was bored so they decided to play with the sign instead of selling fuel. This whole episode has been sad and entertaining all at once. Just a tip. Most Hess stations have fuel and it's American fuel to boot.
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Old 09-24-2008, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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The traffic that the Exxon had caused along Gold Hill is nasty, backing up traffic past I-77.
I hardly think you can blame the gas station for the traffic.
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Old 09-24-2008, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I called my brother and SIL who live in Houston and asked them if they had a gas shortage. They aren't having a gas shortage AND their gas prices have DROPPED!!!! CNN said today that gas prices have dropped around the country (about 7 cents). This really irritates me!
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Old 09-24-2008, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Btw, I got gas about an hour ago at Exxon on Monroe (near Wendover). Address: 3301 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC - (704) 372-3681‎.

There were cops there directing traffic and they closed off some of the entrances. It was so crazy!!!
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Old 09-24-2008, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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Btw, I got gas about an hour ago at Exxon on Monroe (near Wendover). Address: 3301 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC - (704) 372-3681‎.

There were cops there directing traffic and they closed off some of the entrances. It was so crazy!!!
There was a station on 74 between sharon amity and idewild around 7pm which had gas....it was crazy..the line went around the block....


I'm sticking to my guns and believe there will be some stations bright and early tomorrow w/gas
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