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Fuel Update… 9.29.2008

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We are still experiencing a fuel shortage- to the point of some service stations just closing up shop for the time being. This Ingles obviously has no hope of fuel anytime soon…

Going, Going,Gone…

Going, Going,Gone...
Going, Going,Gone...We’ve been experiencing a shortage of fuel here in the Southeast since (and shortly before) Hurricane Ike hit the Gulf Coast nearly 2 weeks ago. Up until today, we still had fuel in our area, but we were limited to 87 grade unleaded. This evening we drove to town to get a bite to eat, and we needed get fuel before we could make the journey back home- We went to several gas stations here in Travelers Rest only to find plastic bags on all the pump handles- The only place in town with fuel was Wal-Mart. Thankfully the line wasn’t too long… we probably only had to wait about 10 minutes. I’ve heard reports of people waiting in line for an hour or more- only to be turned away when the tanks went dry. The shortage is so bad, apparently an area community college has suspended classes for the week.

Hurricane Ike vs Texas…

Wow- have you noticed how huge Ike has gotten. With the outer bands, he nearly fills up the whole gulf. He has already flooded parts of Galveston and the storm surge is expected to reach 22 feet by the time the center makes landfall Saturday morning. I can’t even imagine what that would look like! I know if I lived in the area I would be running for drier ground inland. The devastation from this storm is going to be enormous. My Aunt Cindy just bought a house in Bay City, TX last month- I’ll keep her and everyone else in the area in my thoughts tonight and through the weekend.

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We are experiencing price gouging at the pumps- yesterdays price was in the $3.30’s and today we are looking at prices around $1.30 higher… Apparently a lot of area stations have run out of gas already. I’m not planning on panicking over this. Hopefully when my tank is empty- we can find gas- but until then I’m gonna sit back and relax! (maybe go fishing…)