Yukon Cornelius wrote:BrokenGlassRepublicn wrote:gboudx wrote:
Yep, it's a snowball going downhill effect. It was reported there would be supply issues and potential for shortages, and people lost their minds. At least we get a preview of what it may look like around here for the zombie apocalypse.
You have to factor in that Labor Day is a heavy car travel weekend...people (like me) heading to college football games and other weekend trips that don't want to have to break plans because of gasoline. That being said, I went out for lunch and it is madness at any intersection with a gas station, and about half the ones I drove by are out.
Same thing even up here. I think all 460 residents of where I live decided to all get gas at the same time. We have two pumps. I decided to go into Wichita Falls to get gas and its just as bad. My 12 miles a gallon truck will probably be parked for a while until things calm down.
The Texas Railroad commissioner, head of oil regulations etc, noted that the issue currently is not that there is no fuel. Rather just delayed problems with logistics of delivering the fuel (makes sense since gas tankers would have trouble making it up to deliver) but it's not our only source. The gas stations going out and lines is a people problem. A gas station just can't handle everyone in droves all filling up in the same day.
Kind of reminds me of winter. A snowflake falls and half the freeway halts to a stop.
For travelers in a day or two it will die down. There are deliveries from Oklahoma that was planned as backup so no need to rush out today to get gas.