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6ballsisall
09-18-2008, 12:12 PM
Whats the deal? Stations all around where I live in North Atlanta, and where my wifes office is (closer into Atlanta) are all out, or running out of fuel. If I drive down the major thoroughfares around our area I cant count the number of boarded up fueling stations on my hands.

Are you guys/gals seeing this in your neck of the woods?

erkoehler
09-18-2008, 12:14 PM
Nope, just bought 900gallons for work yesterday :)

BrianM
09-18-2008, 12:15 PM
Whats the deal? Stations all around where I live in North Atlanta, and where my wifes office is (closer into Atlanta) are all out, or running out of fuel. If I drive down the major thoroughfares around our area I cant count the number of boarded up fueling stations on my hands.

Are you guys/gals seeing this in your neck of the woods?

Plenty of gas here. It is up about $.10 since Ike but besides that so far so good.

6ballsisall
09-18-2008, 12:16 PM
Plenty of gas here. It is up about $.10 since Ike but besides that so far so good.

There are about 6 or 7 stations within 5 miles of my house. Only one is still open! My wife works down by where LakePirate lives. She's having trouble finding gas down there right now.

6ballsisall
09-18-2008, 12:19 PM
I think thats what I paid yesterday to fill the suburban. Good thing I filled it I guess! On a positive note, she got the best mileage I've ever got out of it on the way home from MM4. 15 mpg, not bad considering the cruise was set at 85

trickskier
09-18-2008, 12:19 PM
Plenty here, but we are a port city.

sk8salomon
09-18-2008, 12:34 PM
yep, lots of stations here around Chattanooga have plastic bags on the pumps. last thursday 3 of my friends called me about 4:00 pm and said i better get gas soon b/c it was going up to $5.00/gallon. on the way home i stopped at the gas station and 30 minutes later i had a full tank. the stations were slammed with cars, people honking horns, yelling etc. it was pretty funny. i rode my bike 50 minutes to work yesterday.

dmayer84
09-18-2008, 01:01 PM
how much are they charging for it? Havent sen a single station closed here and its only $3.42 a gallon. A Tanker did flip on monday leaking 8500 gallons into a river.

6ballsisall
09-18-2008, 01:05 PM
how much are they charging for it? Havent sen a single station closed here and its only $3.42 a gallon. A Tanker did flip on monday leaking 8500 gallons into a river.

It's up to about $4.35 a gallon for low grade......if you can find it.

captain planet
09-18-2008, 01:05 PM
how much are they charging for it? Havent sen a single station closed here and its only $3.42 a gallon. A Tanker did flip on monday leaking 8500 gallons into a river.

:eek3::eek3::noface::noface:...........

Jesus_Freak
09-18-2008, 01:10 PM
Whats the deal? Stations all around where I live in North Atlanta, and where my wifes office is (closer into Atlanta) are all out, or running out of fuel. If I drive down the major thoroughfares around our area I cant count the number of boarded up fueling stations on my hands.

Are you guys/gals seeing this in your neck of the woods?

Most of ours (East TN) seem to be open. When this first happened Exxon climbed the highest and the fastest. I guess they wanted to indirectly ensure they kept a supply handy.:rolleyes:

justinglow
09-18-2008, 01:11 PM
We have it in Dallas. $3.69 a gallon

ttu
09-18-2008, 01:16 PM
still have plenty in tulsa. dropped to $3.55 today.:mad:

bcampbe7
09-18-2008, 01:18 PM
It's a conspriacy I tells ya!

$4.09 for the "cheap stuff" here and places are running out as well.

LakePirate
09-18-2008, 01:22 PM
Don't need no gas - haven't looked.

Willski
09-18-2008, 01:30 PM
No shortage here. Went from 3.99 to 4.29 on Sunday morning, then back to 3.99 Sunday afternoon. Not sure I understand the pricing. :rolleyes:

bigmac
09-18-2008, 01:32 PM
$3.69 here. No lines, no hint of shortages.

6ballsisall
09-18-2008, 01:35 PM
Don't need no gas - haven't looked.

Well you know where the wifey of mine was at, said she had trouble finding it. Apparently they are now rationing gas. Some places it's 10 gallons. Others it's $30 a fill. Glad I got fuel yesterday, I would have needed 5 stations @ the $30 a fill ration

bigmac
09-18-2008, 01:39 PM
Whats the deal? Stations all around where I live in North Atlanta, and where my wifes office is (closer into Atlanta) are all out, or running out of fuel. If I drive down the major thoroughfares around our area I cant count the number of boarded up fueling stations on my hands.

Are you guys/gals seeing this in your neck of the woods?
My surgical Fellow is from around Americus, GA. His family reports significant gas shortages. They said it appears to be a self-fulfilling problem in that fears of shortages are increasing demand, thereby creating shortages.

6ballsisall
09-18-2008, 01:45 PM
My surgical Fellow is from around Americus, GA. His family reports significant gas shortages. They said it appears to be a self-fulfilling problem in that fears of shortages are increasing demand, thereby creating shortages.

While at MM4 Atlanta made the news about that. When I got home Sunday night some stations were closed but most open. When I fueled up it appeared that the frenzy had ended. Looks like it either started up again or there is indeed some distribution supply issues.

Just looked on Mapquest (didn't know where Americus, GA was) thats a long long drive for me.

bigmac
09-18-2008, 01:53 PM
Just looked on Mapquest (didn't know where Americus, GA was) thats a long long drive for me.
Jimmy Carter is one of his neighbors (in Plains), I'm told.

jmac197
09-18-2008, 02:21 PM
Tried to get some gas near the Atlanta airport yesterday and ran into 2 stations that blamed it on Gustuv

LakePirate
09-18-2008, 02:30 PM
Jimmy Carter is one of his neighbors (in Plains), I'm told.

Easy on Jimmy.

Maristar210
09-18-2008, 02:35 PM
Here in the Great Lakes State it jumped to $4.19, then I saw $4.04, then $3.99.... All within 36 hours :mad:

jgarner
09-18-2008, 03:22 PM
We have been short on gas around here. It jumped up to $4.29 and now it is back down to $3.9p. One of the town about 15 minutes away jumped up to over $5 per gallon. There are several stations around here with bags over the pumps.

Jim@BAWS
09-18-2008, 03:32 PM
TOTAL TOTAL MANIPULATION of prices
Oil traded at $94 a barrel yesterday

There is NO SHORTAGE

We had an increase before the storm of .30 per gallon. Tampa is a STORAGE port

We are being taken advantage of. Goc Crist of Florida has supenoed (sp) a bucnh
of dealers this week to find out why

I hope it has some teeth

Jim@BAWS

JimN
09-18-2008, 03:41 PM
I was taking with someone about the fuel prices and he referred to "rocket and feather' pricing. It shoots up like a rocket and floats back down like a feather.

Personally, I'm really tired of seeing price increases before an even occurs. If the price at the pump was based on the actual cost to the station, I'd be OK with it. Since it never seems to be, I'm generally a PO'd dog.

magnum
09-18-2008, 03:44 PM
Same thing happened in Arkansas , People started taking pictures with cell phones and sent them to attorrney general and those stations are being sent supoenas for price gouging

TMCNo1
09-18-2008, 04:18 PM
NC Attorney General has 2nd round of subpoenas to gas retailers for price gouging,
http://www.wxii12.com/news/17497276/detail.html#SLANTLY_commentformheight::292

Jesus_Freak
09-19-2008, 01:26 PM
...If the price at the pump was based on the actual cost to the station, I'd be OK with it.....

Thank you. I am sure someone can chime in about supply/demand, free market, etc., but we are not talking about marking up for profit on slalom skis or mouse juice.....We are talking about the primary energy supply.

6ballsisall
09-19-2008, 01:27 PM
Update: ALL stations within 10 miles of my house are now closed. :(

Monte
09-19-2008, 01:31 PM
Update: ALL stations within 10 miles of my house are now closed. :(

What the heck for now.. The hurricaine is over:confused:

6ballsisall
09-19-2008, 01:35 PM
What the heck for now.. The hurricaine is over:confused:


I don't know brutha!!!!!! Glad the Suburban is full. The wifes car is @ less than 1/2 tank. She might be driving the gas hog (aka Suburban) next week

Monte
09-19-2008, 01:46 PM
I don't know brutha!!!!!! Glad the Suburban is full. The wifes car is @ less than 1/2 tank. She might be driving the gas hog (aka Suburban) next week

I thought a major pipline ran through Atlanta? I know spartanburg, sc has a tap on it:confused:

LakePirate
09-19-2008, 01:47 PM
Thank you. I am sure someone can chime in about supply/demand, free market, etc., but we are not talking about marking up for profit on slalom skis or mouse juice.....We are talking about the primary energy supply.

Knoxey has some moose juice

Dog has some sort of white root juice that he is peddling - for some reason I think that is well stocked.

lanier92prostar
09-19-2008, 02:28 PM
No problems getting diesel here yet:D. it will take some time for the stations to catch up from the rush of last weekend. People are still in a panic. Everytime they see a station closed, they think they have to run to the nearest open station and fill up. It was like this after Katrina also.

LakePirate
09-19-2008, 02:33 PM
I was at the QT over in John's Creek and at 8:45 on Thursday Nite the place was packed - I have been there on several other nites at the same time and there might be one or two cars.

People are stupid.

lanier92prostar
09-19-2008, 02:34 PM
I was at the QT over in John's Creek and at 8:45 on Thursday Nite the place was packed - I have been there on several other nites at the same time and there might be one or two cars.

People are stupid.

Yes they are.

lanier92prostar
09-19-2008, 02:34 PM
Update: ALL stations within 10 miles of my house are now closed. :(

What are you doing wasting gas driving around looking for gas?

6ballsisall
09-19-2008, 02:37 PM
What are you doing wasting gas driving around looking for gas?

Most definetely am not out in my gas hog, Al Gore would never approve. Neighbor was quick to let me know of the situation and that we all are subsequently about to die. 8p:rolleyes:

BrianM
09-19-2008, 02:54 PM
Prices actually have started to come down a few cents a day over the past couple of days here. Average is about $3.67

TMCNo1
09-19-2008, 03:06 PM
I thought a major pipline ran through Atlanta? I know spartanburg, sc has a tap on it:confused:



We have one here near us in Greensboro, NC, Continental Pipeline, that goes way up into Virginia and the major fuel farm/distribution center here in the region taps off of it out near the airport! They have over 100 tanks out there, and most are full!

Jesus_Freak
09-19-2008, 03:12 PM
Update: ALL stations within 10 miles of my house are now closed. :(

Well, if most stations are owned by the same parent company, they might be thinking..."Close a few....raise the price....send people scrambling....raise earnings for this quarter. Who cares about next quarter or the economy?"

LakePirate
09-19-2008, 03:16 PM
Well, if most stations are owned by the same parent company, they might be thinking..."Close a few....raise the price....send people scrambling....raise earnings for this quarter. Who cares about next quarter or the economy?"

There is a large orgizination in Atlanta of Individual Gas Station Owners who use the group as a means to get better discounts on goods. They will not let persons not of middle eastern decent in. It would not suprise me if they had some involvement. However, with that being said - it is the locations that are selling Unbranded Gas (not BP, Chevron, etc) that are running out ie RaceTrack, Kroger

6ballsisall
09-19-2008, 03:18 PM
There is a large orgizination in Atlanta of Individual Gas Station Owners who use the group as a means to get better discounts on goods. They will not let persons not of middle eastern decent in. It would not suprise me if they had some involvement. However, with that being said - it is the locations that are selling Unbranded Gas (not BP, Chevron, etc) that are running out ie RaceTrack, Kroger

The BP and Shell stations by my place are out. I don't think we have a Chevron. Kroger and Racetrack are indeed out.

lanier92prostar
09-19-2008, 03:21 PM
I know the shell and BP are out in my area. Haven't checked the Kroger or QT because they do not sell diesel. The BP at exit 12 and 400 was out yesterday, but they had diesel at the lowest price I have seen all summer.

atlfootr
09-30-2008, 07:28 AM
BJ's on crnr of Market Place Blvd. / Buford Dam Rd had some Monday morning at 9AM, price was $3 something a gallon.
My brother sat in line for 1 hour :rolleyes: Soon as I neared home here in FL, I filled up my tank.
No lines and plenty of fuel, in fact talk about prefect timing this tank truck pulled in right after me.

atlfootr
09-30-2008, 07:41 AM
6ballsisall,
I talked to the driver of the tanker truck and told him of recent trip to Cumming / Atlanta; he informed me it's going to be at least another 2 weeks for you guys before things get any better.

atlfootr
09-30-2008, 08:48 AM
CNN reports on Searching for Gas in Atlanta ..week 3 of the Gas Shortage
http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-98144

TMCNo1
09-30-2008, 11:22 AM
We had no local stations with gas, some diesel early Friday morning and the TV stations were all over it, talking about everyone being out. Later Friday morning our local Raschead Mart got a tanker of regular, he went up 20 cents a gallon 5 minutes after we filled up, then by Sunday lunch every station we drove by had gas and very few people were buying. By Monday morning, all the prices had come down from $3.95 to $3.69/gallon and the TV stations haven't said a word about the gas supply or prices since.
I believe it's a conspiracy between the media, oil companies, distributors and the gas stations to instill panic among the buyers to buy because of a threatened dwindling supply and at inflated prices.

6ballsisall
09-30-2008, 11:55 AM
Still little to no gas up here in North Atlanta. We had dinner with some familes this past Saturday, one of them had to go down to Snellville for their kids soccer game and a station was selling gas for $8 a gallon.........:mad:

TMCNo1
09-30-2008, 12:55 PM
Still little to no gas up here in North Atlanta. We had dinner with some familes this past Saturday, one of them had to go down to Snellville for their kids soccer game and a station was selling gas for $8 a gallon.........:mad:

Time for the Georgia State Attorney General to do some Price Gouging investigations, like they did here in NC!

6ballsisall
09-30-2008, 01:12 PM
Time for the Georgia State Attorney General to do some Price Gouging investigations, like they did here in NC!

Yep, they are. Over 130 being investigated as we speak/type

Monte
09-30-2008, 01:14 PM
Oil is a what per barrel.. Heads need to roll

Jimmauburn
09-30-2008, 01:16 PM
Yeah kinda enjoying the gas prices down here in ole Mississippi at the moment.. $3.40 a gallon so far this week.. Hope it gets even better next week but we will have to wait and see !!!!!

Monte
09-30-2008, 01:24 PM
4.09 here.......:mad:

TMCNo1
09-30-2008, 01:29 PM
4.09 here.......:mad:

CNBC, wholesale futures @ $2.4975/gallon @ 1:29pm EDST! Oil is $101.29/barrel!

cmw
09-30-2008, 01:44 PM
Hey 6balls, are you getting gas in your area. It seems to be getting worse in ours. My buddy said he only saw three boats on Allatoona Sunday before 1:00 and he rode aways. I can't get enough gas in the boat to go up and enjoy it.

6ballsisall
09-30-2008, 01:46 PM
Hey 6balls, are you getting gas in your area. It seems to be getting worse in ours. My buddy said he only saw three boats on Allatoona Sunday before 1:00 and he rode aways. I can't get enough gas in the boat to go up and enjoy it.

No fuel, or very little actually. A local Chevron had gas yesterday morning @ 7:45 am and was out by 8:30 am

lanier92prostar
09-30-2008, 02:03 PM
I have seen 6 different stations today with fuel. All had long lines. I didn't know peeps who filled up yesterday needed to fill up again today? The fuel is there, now if we could get out of that ice storm mentality, we might be able to enjoy some lower prices like the rest of the country is getting.

Skipper
09-30-2008, 02:22 PM
I have seen 6 different stations today with fuel. All had long lines. I didn't know peeps who filled up yesterday needed to fill up again today? The fuel is there, now if we could get out of that ice storm mentality, we might be able to enjoy some lower prices like the rest of the country is getting.

I blame the media. :cool:

lanier92prostar
09-30-2008, 04:09 PM
I blame the media. :cool:

In fact the media is the one I blame most. It gives them an easy story. Don't need to actually work, just go down to the corner QT which has about 200 cars in line and report from there. There was a QT this weekend that had people camping out for gas that was supposedly coming on Monday!

6ballsisall
10-02-2008, 11:58 AM
Did a round trip drive to Kentucky and back yesterday (675 miles) EVERYWHERE except close to ATL had fuel for days........ Fueled up in Nashville for $3.79 a gallon, got 20-25 miles out of Nashville, it was $3.59 a gallon.....:( Decided I better top off my tank in Dalton, GA just in case I couldn't find fuel for a while in ATL. $4.09 :mad::mad:

lanier92prostar
10-02-2008, 12:10 PM
Getting better around here. There was one gas station up by my house that had fuel for an entire day.

6ballsisall
10-02-2008, 12:14 PM
Getting better around here. There was one gas station up by my house that had fuel for an entire day.

:uglyhamme

Who would've thunk we'd get excited about that eh??

lanier92prostar
10-02-2008, 12:15 PM
Kinda like getting excited by diesel fuel being 4.09

6ballsisall
10-02-2008, 12:16 PM
Kinda like getting excited by diesel fuel being 4.09

Yep!!

Heck I was excited I got the best mileage out of the Suburban yesterday that I've ever gotten. 16.68 (hand calc) The cruise was set @ 80 most of the way. Not bad at all! Had some headwinds coming home too

trickskier
10-02-2008, 06:25 PM
Bought Regular for $3.57 a gallon in Da'Ville today...............8p

TMCNo1
10-02-2008, 06:44 PM
Bought Regular for $3.57 a gallon in Da'Ville today...............8p

Most everybody around here has gas now, no lines, just greedy store owners, but still $3.75 /gallon!

I guess it will go up $.50/gallon overnight, cause there is a frost warning in the higher elevations of the Western NC mountains!

Footin
10-02-2008, 07:49 PM
It's at 3.29 here today.

vision
10-02-2008, 09:11 PM
Nothing but regular in eastern NC. No 89 or 91.

JimN
10-02-2008, 09:50 PM
Only 15% of all gas pumped last year was premium. Why is the available of only regular such a problem?

Andyg
10-02-2008, 10:00 PM
I was in Waterloo, Iowa today for work and couldn't believe how much cheaper gas was there. I paid $3.16 a gallon. When I got back to Wisconsin it was still $3.57. I have never seen that big of a difference between the two states. It is usually around 5-10 cents a gallon difference.

6ballsisall
10-02-2008, 11:17 PM
Don't you guys have that flex fuel back in the Mid-West? My lil' sis just bought a new Tahoe this weekend (she lives in Colorado) and said they have flex fuel for under $3 a gallon? I'm green with envy

vision
10-02-2008, 11:21 PM
Only 15% of all gas pumped last year was premium. Why is the available of only regular such a problem?

Good question. We are definitely being held hostage by the suppliers. Since 3 of my 4 motors, including of course the MCX in my MC, would greatly prefer not to use 87 octane, I would like to see the 89 and 93 octane come back in stock.

LakePirate
10-02-2008, 11:22 PM
Don't you guys have that flex fuel back in the Mid-West? My lil' sis just bought a new Tahoe this weekend (she lives in Colorado) and said they have flex fuel for under $3 a gallon? I'm green with envy

Find out what her ROI is on that stuff. MPG dropps like a rock. It actually can cost more.

6ballsisall
10-02-2008, 11:24 PM
Find out what her ROI is on that stuff. MPG dropps like a rock. It actually can cost more.

Havent a clue. Sounded good on the surface. From what I understand, that stuff is subsidized to get the price down. May not be subsidized forever though

Willski
10-02-2008, 11:29 PM
Find out what her ROI is on that stuff. MPG dropps like a rock. It actually can cost more.

I saw it for 2.79 in Vegas last week, and the regular was 3.55. I'm pretty sure it is proven that you get a little worse mileage, but I thought the difference in energy was only about 3%.

LakePirate
10-02-2008, 11:30 PM
The last thing I read about it was that the reduction in the MPG did not offset the savings on the price per gallon.

6ballsisall
10-02-2008, 11:41 PM
Did some quick math, if you had a truck that got 15 MPG on Flex Fuel @ $2.79 a gallon, and on Dino Fuel got 18 mpg @ $3.79 a gallon (20% better on Dino) you still come out ahead running Flex Fuel. (Financially speaking)

JimN
10-03-2008, 12:09 AM
E85 and ethanol, in general, produce less power than gasoline. Check out the links.

http://zfacts.com/p/436.html

http://www.generatorjoe.net/html/energy.html