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Old Yesterday, 09:11 AM
 
Location: City Data Land
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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
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Old Yesterday, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Destination areas "might" have shortages according to some reports. Doubt we will be stuck in our tracks. If it happens at least it will happen at a more convenient time for many.
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Old Yesterday, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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This is the first I've ever heard of this. I don't think anything drastic will change in the next couple of weeks. But what do I know?
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Old Yesterday, 10:32 AM
 
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This was on the national news last evening...

Coming this summer: Lack of truck drivers could cause gas shortage
https://abc7.com/gas-shortages-why-a...line/10555914/
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Old Yesterday, 10:51 AM
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Location: Scottsdale, AZ and Redwood City, CA
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Be afraid. Be very afraid. Because a fearful populace can be controlled. "There won't be any gas, so better stay home this summer!"

What's next, the service station mini marts are projected to be out of Ho-Hos by June 15?
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Old Yesterday, 11:13 AM
 
Location: City Data Land
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Be afraid. Be very afraid. Because a fearful populace can be controlled. "There won't be any gas, so better stay home this summer!"

What's next, the service station mini marts are projected to be out of Ho-Hos by June 15?
I can't run my car on Ho-Hos but thanks for your extremely unhelpful comment
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Old Yesterday, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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I can't run my car on Ho-Hos but thanks for your extremely unhelpful comment
It was a joke. Do you really think that in two weeks we are going to turn into some type of post-apocalyptical society that has to kill or be killed for gas? Gas prices may go up, but you won't be stranded in Flagstaff.
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Old Yesterday, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Victory Mansions, Airstrip One
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I saw the same story. We've had gasoline supply disruptions here in past years. I don't let the tank drop below half during those time, and yes I realize everyone doing this just exacerbates the problem. Oh well.

If you're the sort of person who gets stressed out by any disruption to your plans, you might want to stay home. I personally wouldn't worry about it.
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Old Yesterday, 12:30 PM
 
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It was a joke. Do you really think that in two weeks we are going to turn into some type of post-apocalyptical society that has to kill or be killed for gas? Gas prices may go up, but you won't be stranded in Flagstaff.
Wait til the fires start!
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Old Yesterday, 12:38 PM
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Location: Scottsdale, AZ and Redwood City, CA
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Wait til the fires start!
Lol!
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