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yowzers - little to no gas in dfw area! #4503432
08/31/17 01:15 PM
08/31/17 01:15 PM
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texas
kpatter Offline OP
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I drove to 12 stations - 10 were completely out and I waited 2.5 hours to top off my truck!

Re: yowzers - little to no gas in dfw area! [Re: kpatter] #4503436
08/31/17 01:24 PM
08/31/17 01:24 PM
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Texas,USA
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I got up at 3 am and topped the vehicles off to avoid the lines. Also, I filled up some 5 gallon cans, just in case.

It's gonna get crazy out there.


'12 Buick Enclave 150,xxx
Valvoline ML SynBlend 5w30
ACDelco PF63E

'17 Ford Fusion (Company Lease) 54,xxx
Oil � Don't know
Filter � Don't care
Re: yowzers - little to no gas in dfw area! [Re: ATex7239] #4503440
08/31/17 01:27 PM
08/31/17 01:27 PM
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texas
kpatter Offline OP
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texas
I didn't realize it was that bad out there.. I heard could be Tuesday before we get any gas. The stations are running out very fast to with the huge lines! Sorry to sound so dramatic but it is rough!

Re: yowzers - little to no gas in dfw area! [Re: kpatter] #4503450
08/31/17 01:34 PM
08/31/17 01:34 PM
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Upstate NY
Donald Offline
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People are hoarding it.


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Re: yowzers - little to no gas in dfw area! [Re: Donald] #4503454
08/31/17 01:40 PM
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Wolf359 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Donald
People are hoarding it.


Yep, see the second message.

Re: yowzers - little to no gas in dfw area! [Re: Wolf359] #4503456
08/31/17 01:41 PM
08/31/17 01:41 PM
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OH
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OH
How much is it per gallon down there? Just filled up for $2.21 but right down the street it was going for $2.59.

Re: yowzers - little to no gas in dfw area! [Re: SatinSilver] #4503457
08/31/17 01:44 PM
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texas
kpatter Offline OP
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prices are not too bad currently - I just paid 2.89 for 93 octane. 87 is 2.39

Re: yowzers - little to no gas in dfw area! [Re: Wolf359] #4503474
08/31/17 01:55 PM
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Wolf:

I'm running hot shot deliveries and emergencies back and forth from DFW to outlying areas for my company (electrical industry) to support the disaster efforts in Houston.

It's not hoarding, it's preparing. I ran through 2 tanks (company vehicle in my signature) just yesterday. But thanks for asking.

Last edited by ATex7239; 08/31/17 01:57 PM.

'12 Buick Enclave 150,xxx
Valvoline ML SynBlend 5w30
ACDelco PF63E

'17 Ford Fusion (Company Lease) 54,xxx
Oil � Don't know
Filter � Don't care
Re: yowzers - little to no gas in dfw area! [Re: kpatter] #4503496
08/31/17 02:17 PM
08/31/17 02:17 PM
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Houston, TX
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Houston, TX
It is also an indication of how little gas people usuallly run around with in their vehicle.

Re: yowzers - little to no gas in dfw area! [Re: kpatter] #4503502
08/31/17 02:26 PM
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Planet Earth
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Planet Earth
It is the same here--only a few stations with gas/diesel, but about 1/2 do not have working systems so even if the tanks are full they cannot sell it. After Ike, there were supposed to be "super stations" installed. Unless those are the handful of Buc-ee's around the area that never happened.

Re: yowzers - little to no gas in dfw area! [Re: kpatter] #4503507
08/31/17 02:29 PM
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New York
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It was the same in NY after Hurricane Sandy....took about 10days to get back to normal IIRC....We're praying for you guys in Texas....


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Re: yowzers - little to no gas in dfw area! [Re: kpatter] #4503545
08/31/17 03:16 PM
08/31/17 03:16 PM
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The Motor City
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The Motor City
I hope people are hunkering down to cope with this shortage. I'd think it's more important to have gas for the portable generators.

Re: yowzers - little to no gas in dfw area! [Re: kpatter] #4503591
08/31/17 04:09 PM
08/31/17 04:09 PM
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Texas
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Texas
People are panic buying and causing shortages.
Folks with 3/4 of a tank are topping off needlessly.
Today I saw several stations out of gas and long lines at others.
The last time I saw lines like this was the Iran deal in the 70's.
The prices jumped .50 cents in 2 days.
It never goes down that quick does it?
This will get better in a few days,so the local news said.


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1987 Ford F-150 302
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Re: yowzers - little to no gas in dfw area! [Re: kpatter] #4503597
08/31/17 04:18 PM
08/31/17 04:18 PM
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San Antonio, TX
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I have 3/4 of a tank in the mazda so I am going to make it last as long as possible. The truck has 1.5 tanks full and i am going to need it as I need to travel to Port A this weekend to help my dad clear his property of trees that got knocked down by harvey. at 16 mpg I will need more gas I suspect.


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Re: yowzers - little to no gas in dfw area! [Re: kpatter] #4503603
08/31/17 04:23 PM
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NE,Ohio
Rand Offline
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Just went up here $2.59
I filled up yesterday at $2.17-5%


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