The charming and beautiful Susan got a call from her mother in Asheville, NC, today asking if we were short on gas in Northern California. Well, we're not short on gas and our gas stations are all open for business.
But you all in the south are. And it looks like it's only going to get worse in the wake of Hurricane Ike.
Check out this story from the Knoxville News:
Knoxville-area drivers are seeing more bags on gasoline pumps today as a petroleum shortage spreading throughout the Southeast hits local gas stations, groceries and convenience stores.
Refinery outages along the Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Gustav have created severe shortages, causing retailers like Weigel's to scramble to keep their pumps flowing. And Hurricane Ike is bearing down on Texas, drawing a bead on North America's petroleum manufacturing capital of Houston and portending a worst-case scenario for dealers and consumers.
"Knoxville has been out of gas since Monday. We've been buying gas from Atlanta, North Carolina, Kentucky, anywhere we can get it," said Bill Weigel, head of the Weigel's chain of convenience stores in Knox, Blount, Sevier, Loudon, Anderson and Monroe counties.
I'm going to fill up my tank after I hit Starbucks'.
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