Friday, September 26, 2008

Out of Gas

If you've been following the news you may be aware that, supposedly due to Hurricane Ike, we have a gasoline shortage in the Atlanta Metro Area, unless you ask our governor who seems to think everything is fine. Sonny, old pal, it's not fine. Some gas stations have been out of gas for over a week and the few that have managed to get gas usually run out of fuel within a couple of hours of the delivery. Long lines and short tempers have been the norm at gas stations all week.
As of Wednesday night, the area I live in was completely dry. A circuit of ten gas stations Produced not a drop of gas. As of Thursday morning I had enough gas left to get to work and get home and that was it. Fortunately I go to work very early and a couple of trucks made deliveries overnight so I was able to find a gas station that actually had gas on my way in. This was at 5:30 in the morning. By 10:00 am that station was also out of gas.
Theoretically there are some plans finally in the works from state and local governments to get some more gas into the metro area. I've got enough to make it to the middle of next week if I stay home all weekend. Hopefully things will have improved by Monday. In the meantime I'll keep an eye out for any other late night deliveries.

1 comment:

lk said...

Hope the supplies get running. For perspective, here's a great article on what some tugboat crews had to do in the midst of Ike to keep a loose ship from crushing their barges full of fuel and running into a bridge. http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/6021490.html Hang in there!