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Old 08-31-2017, 09:14 PM
 
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What I am concerned about is price gouging. I saw a difference of at least $.20 on name brand gas stations very close to each other and supposedly, this is just the start of it.

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Cause a business taking advantage of people is no different then looters looting the vulnerable after a crises.
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Old 08-31-2017, 09:32 PM
 
Location: San Quilmas, Tx
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And, if you're over 65 and get gouged the state fine is $250k ! Report it and take their profit.....
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Old 08-31-2017, 10:15 PM
 
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It's not just San Antonio. Multiple parts of Texas have been hit by a wave of idiocy.
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Old 08-31-2017, 10:52 PM
 
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Yup. Even the townie yokels out here in craptastic Hell Rio were blocking traffic, making lines longer than the town itself lol. There must have been a lunch time social media driven panic, because I filled up normally around 1030 and the place was the usual ghost town it always is, but when I came out a mere 5 hours later is was a mad house.

The fact that it's Labor day weekend probably added to the scramble and doesn't help things.
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Old 08-31-2017, 11:08 PM
 
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If you truly need fuel today, wait and get it after nightfall. Lines will be shorter then. This is just people doing it at the end of their workday or after dinner.
There might be fewer people out filling up, but it also looks like more and more stations are running out of fuel.


Checking Gas Buddy at midnight for my Zip Code and the one adjacent, shows one station out of 37 reporting confirmed to have fuel. 23 are out, and 13 unknown.
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Old 09-01-2017, 03:48 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Create any kind of panic and people will buy up all of whatever is projected to be a shortage of. Bread, Water, Gas...etc.

Shortages wouldn't really be a problem if everyone would be rational and not greedy.
The bread one is an interesting thing for there are alternatives to the bread aisle, such as baking one's own.

Water and gas, on the other hand, well, one is pretty well stuck there if they don't have it.

The thing I am not really too thrilled about are people putting gasoline in things other than their cars. The tanks they are using may (or may not) be approved to be gasoline containers, but keeping that stuff around like that just because you can seems to be something like having a bomb around. Saw a picture earlier in the day of a gentleman filling up a square tank in his pickup bed, about as high as the cab. Having that much gasoline around like that is not so thrilling to me.

As far as I go,well, moving to the country has changed my refueling habits. I don't let the vehicles get less than an 8th full and every time I return from a trip, refueling is part of it before heading for the ranch. There is no "I'll do it in the morning".

This weekend, I may have to do that when I head for home but then again, I have the allowance to be able to do so.

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It is because many people are being excessive, greedy and unreasonable. Fill up ones tank if they are that concerned. Dont fill up ones tank and also fill up 5, 1 - 5 gallon buckets as some are reporting........
As I noted, a rather unwise thing to do with gasoline.
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Old 09-01-2017, 04:42 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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It's not just San Antonio. Multiple parts of Texas have been hit by a wave of idiocy.
Yep, they've gone crazy even up in Kerrville. They were lined up on Junction Hwy Waiting for hours at the gas stations. Nothing but senseless panic.
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Old 09-01-2017, 05:35 AM
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There might be fewer people out filling up, but it also looks like more and more stations are running out of fuel.

Checking Gas Buddy at midnight for my Zip Code and the one adjacent, shows one station out of 37 reporting confirmed to have fuel. 23 are out, and 13 unknown.
Someone on Nextdoor reported getting it at 3 AM from a station that was out yesterday.
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Old 09-01-2017, 05:36 AM
 
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Is social media really causing this much fuss over this?
Unfortunately yes. San Antonians official news source is social media. Unbelievable. I really would hate to see the town if we actually had a crisis of some sort.
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Old 09-01-2017, 05:56 AM
 
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Someone on Nextdoor reported getting it at 3 AM from a station that was out yesterday.
Someone on my Nextdoor reported a station getting a fuel delivery at midnight, but others were reporting that station had sold out again of all grades by 4:30 AM.
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