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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 06:28 PM
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Is there a gas shortage? Have we returned to the 1970's???
Just went down to the grocery store. The store also has a gas station. There were cars all over the place, waiting got get gas. Haven't seen lines like that at the gas pumps since the 1970's. It was absolutely insane. I know we just had a horrible storm, but did people sleep in their cars last night with the motors running?

:shrug:
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Suich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 06:36 PM
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1. They need gas for generators and chain saws.
:hi:
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 06:39 PM
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2. That could be the case, though many were pumping gas into
their vehicles.

:hi:
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 06:44 PM
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3. Read on your local news for your area to expect gas lines
since not all stations have elec. to operate.

My friend told me she had to go to three stations before she found one where she could fill up.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 06:45 PM
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4. Now THAT makes sense.
Edited on Fri Dec-15-06 06:46 PM by SeattleGirl
This station was without power last night, but it was back on about 7:00 this morning.

Edited to add: Didn't see that particular tidbit, and it never occurred to me, as I don't have my car right now. I work from home, so driving around is not something I do alot.
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 08:43 PM
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5. I'm in Boston
and I ride the 'T', so I don't get to visit the gas stations often.

I'm more worried about the heating bills coming up. :scared:


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