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Old 09-19-2008, 05:14 PM
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No, not the Taco Bell kind... The fossil based type.

Just wondering how tight supply is where the rest of the M|U'istas live.

Around here (Nashville) we are drying up all over. There are like flocks of people roaming from station to station hoping to find a tankful. Deliveries are random and rare at the moment, which means stations are empty almost as soon as they receive any supplies...

Nuts, the radio keeps talking about prices dropping which always a perk - provided you can actually find some!
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Old 09-19-2008, 05:15 PM
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that sucks!

Since I walk to work and rarely have to drive, I only put gas in the Mini about once a month. So I haven't been paying attention to what is happening out here in CA.
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Old 09-19-2008, 05:19 PM
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That crap happened last Friday here. It was a one day thing. Big ole Hullabaloo. Stations charging nearly $6 for a gallon. Ridiculous. Luckily I avoided it all cause I still had a quarter of a tank, but everything here's back to normal. And the Attorney General is investigating a slew of Price Gouging cases. Good Luck man!
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Old 09-19-2008, 05:20 PM
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i havent heard anything about that here... weird
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Old 09-19-2008, 06:52 PM
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Some light spots around the ATL... Fuel north of $4.05 for regular...
Think we get our fuel direct from a pipeline out of the gulf... Thus its flow has been impacted...

Also I heard they are shipping more 87 octane then 93....
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Old 09-19-2008, 07:29 PM
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Im in college so I have put about $20 in the MINI in the past month. I think since I live in a college town not many people use alot of gas so we're fine. I know back home in Columbia, SC it hard to find sometimes
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Old 09-19-2008, 08:15 PM
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Some people at work, ATL area, were talking about it. I haven't really noticed since I am full or 3/4 and only fill up once a month or so since I take the train to work.
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I wish I could ride my bike or the bus to work.

No direct route for the bus so I would spend at least four hours a day on the Metro doing that journey... No thanks.

Riding the bicycle wouldn't be bad, just ~14 miles but it happens across a winding two lane with no shoulder and the road is a speedway. Riding on it seriously means risking one's life. No thanks.

I miss Columbus. Could get just about anywhere I needed on a bicycle or bus.

Hopefully things will work back to normal, but I am thinking this is just a sign of things to come... Just imagine if something really did take out the refineries off of the Gulf.
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Old 09-19-2008, 11:54 PM
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No problems in Southern IL. I still wish I could ride my bike to school but to get across the lake seems like suicide. Maybe I'll get a bike rack and just haul the bike into town, park farther from Campus and ride the rest.
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i've been hearing about it around here but nodody wants to pay 4.20 for preimum so im good on gas
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thats one great thing about not having a job. i save like $200 a month on gas! go me.
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thats one great thing about not having a job. i save like $200 a month on gas! go me.
Wow, you've gotta be the biggest optimist ever. "I'm saving $200 a month by giving up ten times that as income!
I've heard that you can make your socks last twice as long if you amputate a foot.

Maybe somebody can answer this. I know most gas stations only have two underground tanks of gasoline, one for regular and one for premium and they make mid-grade by mixing the two. There's a station nearby that carries 87, 89, 91, and 93 octane.... obviously I grab the 93 but sometimes it's tempting to grab some 91, I'm wondering how this works and if they are out of regular, would the 91 octane actually be 93 octane?
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Old 09-20-2008, 06:26 PM
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i've been hearing about it around here but nodody wants to pay 4.20 for preimum so im good on gas
I just paid 4.29/g for regular for my truck. Only found one station yesterday that even had Premium. The few that have gas only have reg. The 7 stations close to me are all out. Had to drive 35 miles to find some. The WalMart in Clarksville even filled all their tanks with reg. No matter what button you pushed you got reg. Heard that it would be Tuesday before more came in. Have to find a couple of gas cans.
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yep around here the Attorney General has launched an investigation into why the gas rose to over $5/gal at some stations before Ike hit the Gulf.They're kinda sensitive to price gouging A-holes ever since Hugo hit years ago. Haven't heard of any of them running low, paid $4.07 yesterday for premium ($48 to fill the MINI).
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