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Old 09-29-2008, 05:06 PM
 
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Certainly no problems in the Midwest.

I'm surprised that this issue has been completely ignored by the national media. I've only seen one or two little FYI stories about some areas short on fuel.
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Old 09-29-2008, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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The southeast gets gas from a pipeline rather than store it like the rest of the nation according to what I've heard on the news. Things fortuantly are starting to get a little better in NC, although it may take a week before everything is back to normal again.
I agree with the above poster, I'm amazed this isn't making much news across the country. Of course if this were in California, it would be round-the-clock coverage on CNN.
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Old 09-29-2008, 06:45 PM
 
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It was on a Saturday that we stopped to a gas station here in Atlanta and all of the pumps had the no gas signs on them and some guy mentioned that he was from Savannah and they had "plenty gas". Gas here is like $4.30-$4.50 and I read in the AJC that we have 2 more weeks of this stuff (lines, stall outs, price gouging).
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Old 09-29-2008, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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In Omaha its at 3.19 and dropping rapidly, down from 3.39 pre-Ike.
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Old 09-29-2008, 07:19 PM
 
Location: NJ
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The southeast gets gas from a pipeline rather than store it like the rest of the nation according to what I've heard on the news. Things fortuantly are starting to get a little better in NC, although it may take a week before everything is back to normal again.
I agree with the above poster, I'm amazed this isn't making much news across the country. Of course if this were in California, it would be round-the-clock coverage on CNN.
do you know why this didn't happen after katrina? that's what i'm confused about. don't the states affected today by Ike would have also been affected by katrina?
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Old 09-29-2008, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I was expecting here in Houston that we would have a shortage of gas and high prices but the reverse happened. We have plenty of gas here and the prices are rather low. Why is the rest of the south experiencing a shortage and high prices?
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Old 09-29-2008, 09:13 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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I was expecting here in Houston that we would have a shortage of gas and high prices but the reverse happened. We have plenty of gas here and the prices are rather low. Why is the rest of the south experiencing a shortage and high prices?
I know, it's weird. I can get gas in Pasadena for $3.23
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Old 09-29-2008, 09:20 PM
 
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do you know why this didn't happen after katrina? that's what i'm confused about. don't the states affected today by Ike would have also been affected by katrina?
I believe its because the refineries the South gets its gas from is on the Texas coastline, not Louisiana.
Had Katrina hit Texas, the problems at the pump would be worse than they are now.
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:58 AM
 
Location: ITP
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What's BS? This gas crunch is a reality for people here in the South. IT IS REAL!!! Simply because you're not seeing it in Pennsylvania doesn't mean that it is not happening in Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, and South Carolina.
Oh boy. He means "BS" in regards to "that's awful" rather than BS in regards "that's not true".

Context, man. Context.
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:05 AM
 
Location: The Rock!
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$3.79 here in Little Rock. I hear Fort Smith, AR is at $3.39. Wholesale gas prices fell to $2.39, so technically we should be in the $2.79 range for a national average.
I was out an about last night and saw gas higher everywhere than in Maumelle, you need to start coming out my way to fuel up!
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