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Re: Texas Summer 2017

#1781 Postby Ntxw » Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:48 pm

Yukon Cornelius wrote:
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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.
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Re: Texas Summer 2017

#1782 Postby Brent » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:48 pm

Okay this gas shortage has gotten out of hand there's a line in the middle of the highway backed up to buy gas like really people
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Re: Texas Summer 2017

#1783 Postby gboudx » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:06 pm

People have lost their minds. You'd swear we're about to go Mad Max and there will be no more fuel.
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Re: Texas Summer 2017

#1784 Postby Ntxw » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:14 pm

It's a good example of how social media is both good and bad. Bad in this case where officials are blaming it on people spreading a piece of news like wildfire. Some sense that gas disruptions could occur and then people rush. Then once the stations run out they post and spread the images of those stations out of gas out of context and its a domino effect.
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Re: Texas Summer 2017

#1785 Postby weatherdude1108 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:56 pm

:uarrow:
I had no idea about it until someone at work mentioned it. A coworker had to go to four different places to buy gas. Every gas station that I drove by had lines, or signs that said no gas. I was like, seriously??

My brother in San Antonio needed gas because he drives a lot. He went to 8 gas stations, then finally found one. It took him 45 minutes to wait in line.

I got gas before Harvey hit. I'm down to a half tank. My wife also has a half tank, but we're taking a trip to Waco Sunday.

You know the oil companies are loving this mass hysteria, with the inflated prices! Raking in the dough.lol
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Re: Texas Summer 2017

#1786 Postby Ntxw » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:21 am

This thread is now Closed for discussion as we have transitioned to the Fall thread for September-October-November. All general discussion posts will be moved. Thank you all as we close out meteorological summer :D

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