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Old 08-31-2005, 08:23 PM   #1
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Question Gas shortage in Florida, Is it true?

We live in SC and plan to leave Saturday morning for Disney. We are hearing that there is a gas shortage in Florida. Can anyone give me any insight on this? Thanks in advance
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Old 08-31-2005, 08:32 PM   #2
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Well I got gas this afternoon for $2.55 in SE Orlando and my DH got it in downtown Orlando for $2.65 with no problems at all. I have not heard anything about this at all but we had no problems. Have Fun!
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Old 08-31-2005, 08:50 PM   #3
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I live just north of Atlanta. I just waited in line for almost 30 minutes to buy gas. It was $3.06 a gallon. They had sold out of the two lowest grades and I had to buy premium but they were selling it at the lowest grade's price. The other places near there were selling gas for $3.29 a gallon. My BIL said that it was $6.00 a gallon in Buckhead (closer to Atlanta).
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Old 08-31-2005, 11:07 PM   #4
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To me it's probably the "run on the bank" mentality. I heard on the news tonight, while yes there may be a shortage in the near future, it should all be ok by the weekend.

Um - did we all forget that Bush is tapping into the oil reserve? People panic to quickly sometimes.
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Old 08-31-2005, 11:59 PM   #5
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There's no shortage here in Jacksonville, 2.5 hrs. from Orlando. Last weekend we found that the Hess stations on Disney property had better gas prices than the stations off site. We paid $2.53 at Hess. Gas today in Jax was $2.65 - $2.69 in our neighborhood. Orlando gas prices have been comparable to ours. We'll see about this weekend when we go down there for a couple of nights.
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Old 09-01-2005, 06:55 AM   #6
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Thumbs up thanks for the input

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Old 09-01-2005, 08:32 AM   #7
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I think all areas are being hit, not just FL or southern states. I just saw on the news that someplace in Georgia was charging over $5.00 a gallon and there were lines all over waiting to get gas.

In NJ yesterday afternoon, two stations I passed were still at $2.69 and the lines were out onto the highway. The rest of the stations were already at $2.89 and up. By the time I came home late last night the stations that were at $2.69 were out of gas and most others that I passed were over $3.00 (the highest two were at $3.11). People are afraid of what the gas prices are going to rise to so everyone is filling up, creating a problem of stations running out of gas.

According to the news, they believe the national average will hit over $4.00 per gallon by next week. I sure hope this is VERY temporary!
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Old 09-01-2005, 08:33 AM   #8
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We live in Pensacola and are experiencing EXTREME gas shortages. You won't pass through here, as we're near the Alabama border, but I am concerned how far East the shortage will eventually go (no drama...just a little concerned).

Almost every pump in town is covered with plastic bags and there are signs that say NO GAS everywhere. The two gas stations I could find with gas had two hour waits. It's just.....crazy.

I'm praying and thinking about all the Katrina victims. You guys are not alone.
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