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  • Gas shortage in GA

    What are you all doing? Cutting out trips to the barn? Cutting out shows? I'm down to 2 days of gas, stations around me are out or nearly out. How is everyone coping with this?
    Life is great when you can hug a horse.

  • #2
    I am staying home and trying to do all my work on-line. Whcih means I am on COTH and not getting enough work done!

    I am in SC, but I sure hope someone has gas to care for horses or maybe run the nuclear bombplant

    This is serious and the TV is talking about Dancing with the Stars.

    I have never seen so much no gas and I did drive in the 70's


    • #3
      Fannin and Gilmer counties are out. Conoco had two deliveries yesterday, I filled up with premium because that was all they had...they were out in less than 5 hours.

      A few stations said they would be getting some in on Thursday....but unless they have many deliveries lined up throughout the day they will be out in a matter of hours.

      Unfourtuntly I have to go to work, so I will be out by Sunday if we dont get something. I just want to know what is going on....why some counties further south have gas, as well as other states, and we dont.
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      • #4
        La Grange here...

        we have spot shortages but you can find gas- about $3.99 a gallon.
        It has not affected my barn trips but I am now carpooling to work with a co-worker which helps.


        • #5
          I'm in Maryland and so far so good. From what I hear the states /locations that are experiencing shortages are those areas where they received fuel from the states affected by Gustav and IKE. Price for gas had actually gone down a bit last week, then up again. But who's to say at this point my state won't suffer the same fate. I have a long commute to work and at this point my job has pretty much dug in their heels about telecommuting - maybe this will wake them up some.

          Hopefully the providers will be up and running shortly. Should my area be affected, sorry but I think my horse will have to wait for my presence - it's much more important for me to get to work than get to barn. Ugh I guess I could take mass transit but that would be more $$ than gas and twice as long of a commute.

          My thoughts are with you guys


          • #6
            I think we're staying close to home!

            It really bites because I want to go to Florida to pick up my FL cutie (who is being warehoused by a wonderful friend, but still...) and the kid is supposed to go to a show in Tallahassee this weekend. If this gas thing doesn't straighten out, we'll be staying home.

            I drove past five gas stations before finding one that had medium and premium grades this morning. The others had nothing. I bought a quarter of a tank and later my favorite gas station got a delivery of regular so I bought another quarter tank to fill 'er up.
            Y'all ain't right!


            • #7
              NC here....a few stations only have regular (3.73 for reg) but I've not seen any stations completely out.


              • #8
                I was delivering a load of hay the other night and ended up driving round and round the town to every service station looking for diesel. Finally after just wasting a bunch and getting none, I decided to make a run for home and hope and pray I found some on the way. I called DG and we made arrangements for roadside assistance LOL. I made it. This is insane.
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                • #9
                  the gas station by my hose had non since the storms. Everywhere else it's long lines. This is crazy, gas went up 50 cents before the storms hit, it has not come down - naturally, since, and I really doubt it will. After all we had been 2 dollars up since Katrina...

                  This is seriously pathetic!


                  • #10
                    west central ga. here and none to be had. i had filled my truck with reg. a day before this happened at 3.99 a gal. next day all i could find was prem. for the car at 4.29 gal. and within an hour that was gone. all the service stations you see around here are showing handles covered with black or white plastic bags. i REALLY want to haul to ride tomorrow. i'm debating with myself.
                    You know why cowboys don't like Appaloosas?" - Answer: Because to train a horse, you have to be smarter than it is.


                    • #11
                      I'm near the GA International Horse Park (Conyers/Covington) and haven't had any problems getting gas near my house but I have seen some stations totally out. I have to get gas tomorrow and now I hope I don't have to eat my words.
                      Susan N.

                      Don't get confused between my personality & my attitude. My personality is who I am, my attitude depends on who you are.


                      • #12
                        We made a run from FL to MD and back this weekend (via I-95). Ran accross several stations out of diesel, and some with no grade whatever gas. I think maybe once we saw a station completely out. It was a little scary heading up the highway in the dead of night, hoping there would be fuel when we needed to stop. We tried to make allowances. Prices for diesel varied from ~3.70 to 4.40. Yikes.


                        • #13
                          Just got back on a trip from TN to WY and back with the trailer and two horses. The only shortages/gouging was at at home where the dominant seller went to $4.59/gal (the others never got above $3.99/gal.). Once we got to KY the price started to drop. By the time we got to MO and IA the price was less than $3.50/gal.

                          Funny when you think $3.35/gal. (the lowest we found in WY) is cheap, eh?

                          Going out just after Ike the only shortages were right around the house. Once we got past Nashville availability was not an issue.

                          One thing I had planned on long before the present problem was to add a fuel transfer/auxiliary tank to the truck. Since the truck is a gasser I could not just go down to Tractor Supply or Northern and put together a system. I then found this http://www.transferflow.com/toolbox_tanks_0.html I got the 50 gal. version. It's the only certified system I could find for gasoline. It's "portable" in that it can be moved between trucks in the event of a sale. It's easy to use and is quick (transfer flow seems to be more than 6 gal./min.). After a 3000 trip I'm glad I did it.

                          Mangalarga Marchador: Uma Raça, Uma Paixão


                          • #14
                            We are pretty much out everywhere around me. Canton is out. There are few spatterings in Alpharetta closer in. DH filled up both cars over the weekend. I am restricted to just driving son to school, which is less than 10 miles round trip. I went shopping at Costco yesterday and loaded up on food, so I really am set on most things for weeks. I am getting a hay delivery today, so ponies are in good shape (and live at my house). I probably have enough gas for another full week, if I stick to my plan.

                            And I just have to mention groceries. I am still nursing my little guy all feedings but one. (Mommy needs a break.) Formula jumped up $1.00 last week from $5.29 to $6.29. (He has to get the pre-made kind.) Yikes. I am seeing prices go up on everything, but that was the biggest jump.


                            • #15
                              wonderful. I have a 42 mile a day round trip to the barn (yes, that needs to change) and a vehicle that doubles as a tow vehicle. Fun times. Oh yea, and I need to drive to TN in 8 days. Fun Times. I've got half a tank, guess I better start looking for a station NOW.
                              Your crazy is showing. You might want to tuck that back in.


                              • #16
                                I feel you DMK! I drive about 22 miles round trip to the farm - twice a day in my tow vehicle
                                It's okay in the morning. The farm is just a few miles down the road from school, so I go after I drop the kid off. If this keeps up though, my last 'evening' trip will have to be after school when I pick the kid up.
                                Y'all ain't right!


                                • #17
                                  Wow!! I must have had my head in the sand!! It's obvious I haven't listened to the news or read the paper in over a week. Sorry you guys in GA and elsewhere are having trouble finding gas. I'm in VA and so far so good. Good luck!
                                  Debbie Hanson


                                  • #18
                                    I was in Georgia right after Ike hit, and was horrified that some stations were out of gas by the 14th. Those that weren't, were gouging the crap out of people with the prices.

                                    My SO and I went to Jonesboro for my brother's wedding on the 11th, and gas prices weren't too bad. On the way back on the 15th, we paid an average of $4.29 per gallon!

                                    Gas prices continued to drop the farther north we went, thank God. They've dropped again this week, too. I love Georgia, but I'm glad I live in Virginia!
                                    Homeopathy claims water can cure you since it once held medicine. That's like saying you can get sustenance from an empty plate because it once held food.


                                    • #19
                                      Very strange, I saw that on the news last night. Far as I know no shortages in MS. I filled up yesterday for $3.54 /gal.

                                      No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle. ~Winston Churchill


                                      • #20
                                        I'm down here in the area where gouging was rampant. The highest gas price I saw (with my own eyes) after Ike was $4.79 per gallon for regular Since then, even with the shortages prices seem to be staying under $4. I think I payed $3.79 for regular yesterday.
                                        Y'all ain't right!