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  • Queens gas-station owner spills on shortage and line lunacy

    11/12/2012 8:02:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/12/2012 | The Gas Man
    A Queens gas-station owner says the fuel shortage could be fixed instantly if panicky drivers calmed down and hoarders, profiteers and scammers were stopped. In the two weeks since Hurricane Sandy, he’s been cursed at, spit on and nearly punched in the face by motorists. Fearing reprisals from his supplier, he requested anonymity to relate his experiences from the front lines of the fuel lines to The Post’s Kathianne Boniello. New Yorkers, stop being stupid. I’ve never seen such incredible selfishness in my entire life. This fuel shortage is bringing out the worst in people. At first, I set a...
  • Gasoline Rationing Comes To New York

    11/08/2012 4:38:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/08/2012 | Tyler Durden
    From the mayor who made owning an 18oz+ container of coke a summary offense, comes this: Effective 6 am 11/9: drivers in NYC whose license plates end in an even number or zero will be able to buy gas only on even-numbered days— Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) November 8, 2012 Drivers in NYC whose license plates end with a letter will be classified as “odd” and may only buy gas on odd-numbered days— Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) November 8, 2012  In case anyone gets any ideas, the NYPD will be there to enforce counting skills: NYPD officers will be deployed at...
  • Why East Coast Gas Shortages May Not End for a Week

    11/02/2012 7:28:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/02/2012 | Patti Domm
    Power outages at hundreds of gas stations and a distribution bottleneck due to flooding damage and power loss has caused a gasoline shortage in the New York metropolitan area that may not be cleared up for at least a week, according to industry experts. What was a problem for drivers when Super Storm Sandy ended two days ago has become a nightmare for frazzled motorists who find themselves in gas lines that can stretch on for hours. Some lines were hundreds of cars long in sections of New Jersey and New York Thursday, and in a number of locations police...
  • How To Solve The Gas Panic

    09/28/2008 9:50:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies · 904+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2008 | Neal Boorz
    First ... If you're not from Atlanta or any other area where about one out of five gas stations is open and the lines are 90 minutes and more, read this story.  If you like this kind of stuff you can read this one too.  Things are tough, and have been for about six days.  Friday morning I was out there at 3:30 a.m. looking for gas for my car.  Now after you’ve finished reading about Atlanta’s problems (problems shared with many other Southeastern cities) you can click here to read about how nearly 200 gas stations in Atlanta are...
  • Energy

    12/18/2006 2:58:17 PM PST · by the conservative bean · 2 replies · 166+ views
    12-18-06
    Just wondering if anyone has any info about any problems in Alaska, and possibly their pipeline? My brother in law who has friends in Alaska, spoke to a friend there that said they were having some problems. He cautioned about a possible fuel shortage, but as with second hand info that's about all I got. If anyone has anymore info please let me know, I would really appreciate it.
  • From Moonshine to Cheap Gas: Home Stills Used for Additives

    05/16/2006 10:37:00 AM PDT · by kellynla · 16 replies · 1,680+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 05.16.2006 | Bill Poovey
    TULLAHOMA, Tenn. — The still — standard equipment of any moonshiner — has a shot at becoming the must-have accessory of penny-pinching motorists. An upstart Tennessee business is marketing stills that can be set up as private distilleries making ethanol — 190 proof grain alcohol — out of fermented starchy crops such as corn, apples or sugar cane. The company claims the still's output can reduce fuel costs by nearly a third from the pump price of gasoline. Buyers of stills need a federal permit to make ethanol on private property. In what amounts to an honor system, they are...
  • Gridlock Pushed Some to Stay

    09/24/2005 3:43:12 PM PDT · by anymouse · 35 replies · 719+ views
    Galveston Daily News ^ | September 24, 2005 | TJ Aulds
    It was the unexpected storm surge. Car after car, traffic backed up as much as 100 miles. Thousands of vehicles carrying people trying to evacuate before Hurricane Rita came calling were stuck in gridlock. Some ran out of gas. While Galveston County officials maintain that they are pleased with how the evacuation of the county went, all admit that something in the system broke down once those evacuating got north into Houston. What was supposed to be a six-hour trip from Galveston to evacuation shelters in Huntsville took more than 10 for many. Horror stories abound from those trying to...
  • Rumor of Mississippi gas shortages rattles drivers

    09/21/2005 6:45:14 PM PDT · by WKB · 6 replies · 300+ views
    Houston Chron ^ | 9-21-05 | AP
    GULFPORT, Miss. — Federal and state officials scrambled to quash a fast-spreading rumor today that Hurricane Rita would trigger a gasoline shortage in Mississippi, but not fast enough to prevent long lines and fears. "Let me be perfectly clear: Neither the Federal Emergency Management Agency nor the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency are rationing or otherwise disrupting the availability of gasoline to the citizens of Mississippi nor do we have any intention to do so," Coast Guard Vice Adm. Thad Allen, who heads the federal recovery effort in the region, said during a Jackson news conference. "Gas remains available," Allen said....
  • Domenici reverses himself, supports fuel economy standards

    09/13/2005 11:48:24 AM PDT · by NRA2BFree · 6 replies · 350+ views
    kobtv.com ^ | 9/12/2005 | AP
    CAPITOL HILL (AP) - The chairman of the Senate Energy Committee says Hurricane Katrina was “a serious wake-up call” about America’s energy situation. Republican Senator Pete Domenici says he used to think fuel economy standards should be left to the marketplace. Now, he thinks they should be increased. Domenici tells C-Span the Gulf disaster and the skyrocketing gasoline costs it unleashed have made it clear more needs to be done to cut energy use. Repeated attempts to force automakers to make more efficient vehicles have failed because of strong bipartisan opposition in Congress. Domenici said those political barriers may be...
  • Gas Crunch: Some Stations Run Empty as Supplies Fall

    09/03/2005 9:52:03 PM PDT · by snowsislander · 34 replies · 870+ views
    The Buffalo News ^ | September 3, 2005 | BRIAN MEYER and JERRY ZREMSKI
    Gas prices go stratospheric in a short period of time at this Grand Island station. A rest stop along the New York State Thruway and other stations in the Buffalo area ran out of gas Friday - and more shortages could occur over the holiday weekend - as the devastation from Hurricane Katrina roiled gasoline supplies in ways that Americans haven't seen for decades. Gas prices in the Buffalo area shot up by as much as 90 cents in a day as prices hit nearly $4 a gallon. Stations around the country ran out of fuel, too. And politicians...
  • Rumors of Gas Shortages in Phoenix

    01/08/2004 9:07:32 AM PST · by hsmomx3 · 5 replies · 120+ views
    various | self
    I have provided a few links which have comments/articles about this supposed rumor. Not sure what/whom to believe. The governor's office says they will investigate the rumors. Investigate? Geesh. Like she doesn't have anything better to do. It was crowded at a few gas stations in the northwest valley this morning but nothing like the last time it happened. Time will tell. http://www.phxnews.com/ Breaking News Alert azcentral.com/The Arizona Republic Jan. 7, 2004 _____________________________________________________________ For news updated throughout the day, go to news.azcentral.com or click here: http://l.azcentral.com/trk/click?ref=zo9600vgt_0-19b3x11b5x12636& Panic at gas pumps tonight after pipeline rumor The governor's office tonight is telling...
  • Calif.-Phoenix gas pipeline disrupted by truck crash

    08/20/2003 8:37:53 PM PDT · by AZ GRAMMY · 39 replies · 358+ views
    The Business Journal ^ | Mike Sunnucks
    Calif.-Phoenix gas pipeline disrupted by truck crash Mike Sunnucks The Business Journal Every time some sunshine and hope appear on the Valley's gas shortage front, a new storm cloud dims the picture. Gov. Janet Napolitano said Wednesday there was more gas on its way into Maricopa County, more trucks to get the fuel to stations and more gas stations were open on Wednesday than previous days of the shortage. But there are still plenty of obstacles in the way of getting the Valley's gasoline supplies back to normal. Napolitano said there is a problem with another Kinder Morgan pipeline that...
  • Phoenix: News Conference #3 by Napolitano at 3PM

    08/20/2003 2:29:04 PM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 19 replies · 174+ views
    self
    News conference coing up in about 30 minutes. Post your comments here.
  • Bad News Phoenix:Pipeline tests fail; gas shortage likely to continue

    08/20/2003 10:53:45 AM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 72 replies · 515+ views
    email alert ^ | AZ Republic
    <p>An Arizona pipeline operated by Kinder Morgan Energy Partners failed a test to determine if it was repaired sufficiently following a rupture last month, Bloomberg News reported Wednesday.</p>
  • AZ Gov. Napolitano to hold gas shortage news conference at 5PM

    08/19/2003 4:18:03 PM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 10 replies · 164+ views
    self
    Post your comments here.
  • Napolitano to hold news conference today at 2PM regarding gas shortage in Phoenix?

    08/18/2003 1:40:42 PM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 54 replies · 286+ views
    self
    I had heard that our Governess is going to hold a news conference on the matter. If anyone has info. to add, please let us know.
  • Phoenix Gasoline Stations Running Short

    08/18/2003 3:57:26 AM PDT · by RockChucker · 5 replies · 218+ views
    www.newsday.com ^ | 8/18/2003 | BETH DEFALCO
    (when I hear officials say 'don't panic' I immediately look for someone to knock over on the way to the exit) Motorists drove on fumes from gas station to gas station Sunday night, searching for one that still had fuel. The stations still open had drivers lined up for hours waiting for their chance to pump -- and pay an increasingly high price......
  • California: El Paso Corp. withheld gas during crisis, judge rules

    09/24/2002 9:43:28 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 72 replies · 789+ views
    The San Diego Union Tribune ^ | September 24, 2002 | Joe Cantlupe COPLEY NEWS SERVICE
    WASHINGTON – El Paso Corp. illegally manipulated California's natural gas market during the height of the state's energy crisis and should be penalized, a regulatory judge ruled yesterday. Judge Curtis Wagner Jr. issued a finding that El Paso subsidiaries "withheld extremely large amounts of capacity that could have flowed to its California delivery points" from November 2000 to March 2001. Wagner, the chief judge for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, said El Paso's actions resulted in soaring prices while California was reeling from an energy crisis and rolling blackouts. It was the first ruling by a federal regulatory official that...