They say a supply line broke in Tucson a few days ago which is causing the problem.
I've got about 4 days worth of fuel left so I hope we get some gas soon (they are expecting a fuel shortage for another 2 WEEKS)...
Its kinda like the early 70s all over again
I'd sure hate to drain the fuel from the Mustang to supply my daily driver, lol
It's all bs about the line in Tucson. It's broken, yes, and has been for quite some time but it's not the reason for the shortage. It's an artificial shortage, which is being caused by the companies themselves. The tankers are running slowly and aren't making the deliveries.
According to the Governor, the line that ruptured was transporting 54,000 gallons a day to Phoenix. She said the majority of the shortfall would be made up by tankers from Tucson, and an extra 34,000 gallons a day being pushed through a line from CA. That's a laugh... CA is perpetually short on gas, so how are they going to spare us an extra 34,000 gal/day?
Gas retail outlets have jacked the price up to supposedly discourage excessive consumption. Sure!!.. We'll see how quickly they drop the prices when the pipeline is back up and running.
This may last longer than originally thought. There have been a few refinery fires, and the blackout had a HUGE impact on refinery operations in the east. Shutting down a refinery needs to be done in stages, instead of all at once as occurred with the power failure. Under ideal conditions, it takes days to restart operations, but when they are not shut down properly, it takes even longer. All 3 of my vehicles have nearly a full tank, so we shouldn't have to resort to bicycles for a few weeks.