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Old 05-01-2021, 06:02 PM
 
Location: East Central Phoenix
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Gas shortages have happened here previously. Anybody who was here in 2003 certainly should remember that fiasco, which was caused by a gas line rupture (see link below). Arizona is prone to these types of incidents (and higher gas prices) because we're reliant on old pipelines, and we have no refineries. Obviously we still haven't learned our lesson in nearly 18 years!

https://www.doney.net/aroundaz/gas_l...erbell%20roads.
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Old 05-02-2021, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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It's almost as if the media loves a good "shortage" story. So far today, there's this gas story, chlorine and chicken.
We haven't even hit water and electricity season.
I even read a story about the current toilet paper shortage...which I see no hint of at this time.

However -- and I haven't read all the links in this thread -- my understanding is that issue with gasoline is that many drivers quit or lost their jobs due to the pandemic, and there is special training of drivers for high-risk truck driving (gasoline would certainly be in that category) and that it is going to take time to get back to normal.

I don't think these shortages are any conspiracy, but markets and factories adjusting to demand that has varied drastically over us during the pandemic.
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Old 05-02-2021, 09:02 AM
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Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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My wife and I are doing a road trip to the Phoenix/Tucson/Flagstaff area starting next week for two weeks. We just read an article in CNN that a gas shortage is likely in AZ and a couple of other states. This shortage stems not from the lack of gasoline itself, but from a lack of qualified tanker truck drivers, resulting in an approximate 25% reduction of truck drivers. Can any Arizona resident shed light on this? We chose Arizona so we could do a nature vacation as safely and socially distanced while still enjoying ourselves. But if there is indeed a gas shortage, we'll need to adjust our plans accordingly. Thanks.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/27/busin...age/index.html
Apparently you believe CNN, WHY ASK ME?
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Old 05-03-2021, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ
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You know, I went through the Burger King drive through this morning and they were out of croissants. Dang! They did substitute sourdough though.


Seriously though, there are shortages in many things, just look at the price of 2x4's and OSB. There has been talks of driver shortages for a few years since they made drivers' logs electronic with a bit of GPS tracking thrown in. And now I suspect (personal guessing) that the extra UI $$ tossed into the three stimulus packages to help people stay home from work, is working.
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Old 05-05-2021, 02:35 PM
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More fear mongering. Tomorrow we’ll read headlines indicating a shortage of oxygen.

Then a shortage of sunlight.

Then a shortage of M&M’s.

Then a shortage of garlic.

etc, etc.....

Fear and control.
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Old Yesterday, 01:33 AM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Hey, on the news tonight they mentioned there is a shortage of cut flowers for Mother's Day, poor mom.
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Old Yesterday, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ
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Hey, on the news tonight they mentioned there is a shortage of cut flowers for Mother's Day, poor mom.
Yeah, saw that too. Sorry Mom.
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Old Yesterday, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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Now chicken...https://www.wsj.com/articles/chicken...up-11620302400
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Old Yesterday, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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I struggle to understand how any of these alleged conspiracies result in "control" of anyone. What does that mean, exactly?

Last edited by johnp292; Yesterday at 01:24 PM.. Reason: Added the word 'alleged'
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Old Today, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ
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Hope you guys are stocked up on 2x4's and OSB. . . and windows . . .
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