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hep cat
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Re: [Serious] Oh, Gasoline, where art thou?

Have MARTA available to me. Thing is instead of 15 minutes to get to w*rk it would take me a hour and a half. Have just a little over 1/2 a tank so should be good till this stops.
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skj
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I read today that it may not be until around Columbus Day (10/13) before things are back to normal.



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said by skj:

I read today that it may not be until around Columbus Day (10/13) before things are back to normal.
Wowza.. that's crazzzzzzzy


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Yes, it is.



Gomez
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said by skj:

Yes, it is.
On the way home, ( Suwanee to N Dekalb on PIB, nothing available) WSB reported that Columbus day was all of the SE, but ATL should see increased supplies this week.
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I need to open a gas cap lock business ASAP!
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said by Gomez:

said by skj:

Yes, it is.
On the way home, ( Suwanee to N Dekalb on PIB, nothing available) WSB reported that Columbus day was all of the SE, but ATL should see increased supplies this week.
I heard that too this afternoon. Hopefully, they are right.
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reply to Gomez

said by Gomez:

said by skj:

Yes, it is.
On the way home, ( Suwanee to N Dekalb on PIB, nothing available) WSB reported that Columbus day was all of the SE, but ATL should see increased supplies this week.
move over to US23 (buford hwy)...I saw some at beaver ruin and the next intersection down this afternoon.
I also saw it at QT in alpharetta, but the mile was well over a mile long trying to get in and they were closing the pumps as we drove by.

If anyone uses twitter there is supposed to be a tag to search for to find where there is gas. #atlgas
»search.twitter.com/search?q=%23atlgas

Claybraker

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This can't keep going on for another two weeks. It's already been going on for two weeks, although at first it was just one station here and there that would be out. A minor annoyance, but nothing serious.

Last week, seems the scale tipped and it was more like 50% of the stations would be out at any one time. Places that had gas had lines, but they weren't too bad.

This weekend, it dropped to about 10%. Today, the lines were pretty ugly just about anywhere in Alpharetta that had fuel.

Just keeps getting worse every day, and Sonny Hoover keeps saying "prosperity is just around the corner." Somehow, I have a hard time believing him.

Any prospects he might be talking to in Europe would be looking at this and have a hard time believing anything he says also. Time for him to come back and attend to business here at home.



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said by Claybraker:

This can't keep going on for another two weeks. It's already been going on for two weeks, although at first it was just one station here and there that would be out. A minor annoyance, but nothing serious.

Last week, seems the scale tipped and it was more like 50% of the stations would be out at any one time. Places that had gas had lines, but they weren't too bad.

This weekend, it dropped to about 10%. Today, the lines were pretty ugly just about anywhere in Alpharetta that had fuel.

Just keeps getting worse every day, and Sonny Hoover keeps saying "prosperity is just around the corner." Somehow, I have a hard time believing him.

Any prospects he might be talking to in Europe would be looking at this and have a hard time believing anything he says also. Time for him to come back and attend to business here at home.
The problem is that few understand how distribution works in atlanta, so they are just giving wild ass guesses..

Atlanta gas 101:




Above is the terminal in Doraville. Just north of 285, between buford highway and PIB. As far as I know two pipelines ( 30" diameter) service this, on owned by Colonial Pipeline, one owned by Plantation Pipeline. (The Plantation site has maps of their pipes).This is all sourced at the refinery, and put into the system, and it's carrier independent, meaning it's not QT, or chevron with techrolean, until it reaches the terminal, and additives are added by the retailer.

The problem is that a refinery is a rather complex beast, and shutting one down, means about 7 days to bring it back up. Gustave shut many down, add cleanup, repair and it's close to a month before for full operation. The storage facility pictured above absorbed that.

Then came Ike, same shut down process and delays on restart, and dwindling reserves, then add some media frenzy, and we have what we have.

As I understand it, supplies are mostly back on-line, and we're just waiting for it get here, which is probably why WSB, said relief this week.. I suspect they have someone on staff that understands the system, and has talked to the right people.
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Availability seemed to be better today in Alpharetta. There were lines at the stations that were open, but there were more stations open, so the lines were shorter.

And the Mom 'n Pop up the street from me had gas for the first time in over a week.



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There were three of the five stations withing a couple blocks of me that had gas, no lines. I live in Kirkwood (a bit west of Decatur).
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I have seen a few stations open with prices ranging from $3.97 to $4.29 for regular.



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ADDENDUM:

No stations in Covington with fuel today....

I will spend my morning in the company truck searching for fuel.....
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AtlGuy

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reply to fatmanskinny

I finally saw gas around my house this morning. Well, at the one station I passed there was gas.



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said by DeltaElite:

ADDENDUM:

No stations in Covington with fuel today....

I will spend my morning in the company truck searching for fuel.....
According to www.gasbuddy.com at 7:19a this morning someone found gas in Covington at the Phillips 66 at 9225 GA-142 N near Wheat St. It was selling, according to the poster, for $4.40 per gallon!!
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hep cat
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Wake up at 1pm today. Go to KFC to get those new Original Recipe Strips. Saw a BP on Covington Hwy that had gas. Since was at 1/4 tank pulled in they had Prem,Mid,And Reg. No line at all. Drive on to KFC and the QT across the street was jam packed but not as bad as it had been. So looks like it is looking up. BTW those strips are gooood.
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reply to fatmanskinny

Probably the closer you are to the Doraville distribution point, the sooner you will have gas.

Went from Stone Mtn. to Cumming yesterday on motorcycle. Waited in line for gas here at QT. A few had gas then. Marietta/cumming did seem to have very little gas.



Gomez
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said by shdesigns:

Probably the closer you are to the Doraville distribution point, the sooner you will have gas.

Went from Stone Mtn. to Cumming yesterday on motorcycle. Waited in line for gas here at QT. A few had gas then. Marietta/cumming did seem to have very little gas.
Since channel 46 let this out of the bag, there is some truth to this. The QT at pleasantdale rd doesn't run out. It's their #1 station in ATL, and they keep it stocked.

It's a few miles from the terminal.
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Gomez
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reply to skj

said by skj:

said by Gomez:

said by skj:

Yes, it is.
On the way home, ( Suwanee to N Dekalb on PIB, nothing available) WSB reported that Columbus day was all of the SE, but ATL should see increased supplies this week.
I heard that too this afternoon. Hopefully, they are right.
Heard yesterday and today that colonial is full capacity at the source on tuesday, and 10 days to get here..

That said, capacity has been increasing along between the start of all this and tuesday, thus the increased availability and lesser lines.

Finding regular should be fairly easy over the next few days, finding any grade, early next week.
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Although I still see many stations without gas, it seems that the lines of the ones that do have been shorter.

Most cars that "require" higher octane gas can run fine on regular, as the engine can adjust for the lower octane.
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Same here. I have seen shorter lines and more stations with gas. In saying that, I think I need to head to Blockbuster and pick up the documentary "Who Killed The Electric Car?"
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Both stations within walking distance of me had gas last night around 9:30pm and not all the pumps had a car at it, so obviously no line.
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Yes, now I can finally drive my car out and get some gas.



skj
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Not only is gas more widely available, I have also noticed the cost coming down too.



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Drove to Loganville today (stupid google sent me on a wild goose chase by changing the city name on a pasted address.)

Was low on gas and look most of the way. Most around $3.95/gal. Then hit a pocket of $4.29 with only a few stations with gas.

Most had gas, the smaller independents did seem empty.

Did find Shell for $3.94.
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My gas has dropped to $3.57 out here in Canton for UNL.



skj
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Saw it for $3.48 today.



Flagger
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My neighbor called me and Costco in Alpharetta on Windward had it for

$3.25



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Wow. It was $3.62 there this morning.