Wednesday, September 24, 2008

No Gas to be found in Charlotte!

Well a gasoline crisis has hit Charlotte, NC!! I had to go to 4 gas stations on Friday to get gas and the one I finally got it at was in South Carolina. One gas station in Charlotte was closed down by the State because the owner was charging $7.39/gallon!! That is absurd!! Alot of people have run out of gas on the highways and some can't even go to work because they don't have any gas to even get to the gas station even if they had gas. This reminds me so much of the 80's energy crisis. The news says the gas station owners are saying because the pipe line from Texas was closed down that is why there is a gas shortage. The pipeline was closed down long enough to make this much of a difference. Even the State officials are saying the gas stations are holding us all hostage just to make a buck!

They say an end is in sight in the next few days. I really think so many State officials and people have complained they are opening the pumps back up again. Hopefully the news is right and the gas will start flowing again!! I am so glad I traded the Lexus SUV in for my Toyota Camry!!


Mary (Bookfan) said...

Wow, Sherri, I hadn't heard of gas shortages. In our area the prices went up a few days after Ike but they're back down again to pre-Ike prices. I hope things go back to normal soon for your area.

Victoria - Florence and Mary said...

I hope your problems with the Gas shortages are sorted soon. I remember what it was like in the UK when we had petrol shortages

victoria x

Bella Foxx said...

That is awful, I remember waiting in line for gas in the 70's. I hope this is not a repeat of that.

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Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Oh my goodness...I am in shock that your area is hit so hard. Our prices went up a few days and I hate to share what the price is with you, it's an all time low right now. I am so sorry. Our country needs to stop the insanity, I'm not sure what the answer is personally but I have some good ideas :).

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