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Where's the GAS?

 

Where’s the GAS?

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I have to honestly say I have never seen anything like it before… we are literally running out of GAS! Passing gas station after gas station and the pumps are dry. The easiest way to tell if a gas station has gas is by the lines of cars waiting to get to the pump. So essentially we have gone from shopping around for the best price to just paying any price to have it.

This situation started a few days after Hurricane Ike hit the United States. We have been told that a fuel pipeline that supplies much of the southeast was shut down during the storm and the gas is flowing back to Charlotte at the rate of four miles an hour.

Industry experts are predicting that the problem should be resolved in about a week. I can honestly say that experiencing this brings new meaning to shopping on line for housing!

Is anyone else having this same issue??

 

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Teresa Harris is a Lake Norman Residential Real Estate Broker who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in Lake Norman and surrounding counties. Please visit www.TeresaMHarris.com for your relocation and/or your local needs.

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Comment balloon 35 commentsTeresa Harris • September 24 2008 12:17PM

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no, but our prices shot way up for about week around Ike, but today they are around 3.72/gallon

Posted by Dave Woodson, Not the Average Agent (Dave Woodson) about 9 years ago

We're not experiencing it in Detroit.  It's because many oil refineries are shut down during a hurricane, which halts the production of gasoline in some areas.

Posted by Jared Pomranky ~ Detroit Foreclosures (Urban Detroit Wholesalers) about 9 years ago

We're fine up here in Raleigh area.  The prices are still wicked high but I guess that will just become the norm, huh? 

Posted by Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate (RED Properties) about 9 years ago

I've experienced it when we had a pretty bad storm in the Pacific Northwest a few years ago. There were HUGE lines for miles at gas stations. It was ridiculous. Only lasted a week but boy was I glad I had a full tank and didn't have to deal with the masses!

Pretty crazy times we'll be telling our grandchildren about someday! ;)

Thanks for sharing, Nicole Weidauer

The Egerer & Weidauer Team, Keller Williams Realty North Seattle

Posted by Nicole Weidauer (Keller Williams Greater Seattle) about 9 years ago

It's all i the ground under the continental shelf and the shale reserves in the upper midwest.

Posted by Andy Raffle, Team Leader - NMLS#156564 (Emery Federal Credit Union) about 9 years ago

We dont so far in Dallas heard problems in parts of Tennessee.

Posted by Lynn911.com ~ Dallas Real Estate Agent Top Team (Dallas Houses for Rent Dallas Apartment Rentals Lynn911.com ) about 9 years ago

We don't have a problem in Louisiana where we refine it.  You need to pressure your politicians to drill near you and refine near you.

Posted by John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana (Frank Rubi Real Estate) about 9 years ago

Teresa, since we were in the direct path of IKE, we had our fair share of gasoline lines...sometimes longer than 5 hours.  But since the majority of us have restored power, finding gas has become the least of our worries now.

Posted by Kathi Frank, The Woodlands TX (Kate Writes Right) about 9 years ago

Teresa - You must be reading my mind young lady! we must of both put our posts out within minutes of themselves and they are both about gas. I did mention I am Clairvoyant didn't I?

There is one thing about this country that bothers people more than anything and that is the topic on (GAS)!

Reason: There is really nothing we can do about it, just bend over and ___________________________!

Sorry about that one Teresa, I will try to clean up my act OK?

Hey, did anyone ever figure out who that weird guy was on one of your posts? And that silly looking out-fit he was wearing? That is so funny Teresa, that just goes to show how really observant members are when there Surfing The Rain!

 Robert Swetz

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) about 9 years ago

Yes I live in Waynesboro Georgia and my office is in Augusta Georgia, just a short 40 mile jaunt. I do business in 4 different counties! And yesterday my favorite gas station ran out of gas and don't know when they will get more. HELP!!!

Posted by Marie Westerman, New Homes Sales Specialist Evans GA REALTOR (Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate/ Wilson Parker Homes) about 9 years ago

Wow, that's a Blast to The Past -- wasn't it in the 80's when we had gas shortages.  Haven't noticed it in Modoc County.  Folks here aren't filling up because our prices have stayed over $4.00.  Regular yesterday was $4.05 -- down from $4.19 last week.  I suspect it will go up again in the next day or two. ~ Evelyn

Posted by Evelyn Panning (Property Connections Realty Inc.) about 9 years ago

Wow ~ I feel for you guys! No, this is not happening out West and our prices still are not as bad as they were a while back.

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) about 9 years ago

Some of the gas stations in Frederick County Maryland were out of gas last week due to supply problems. Gas is available again, with prices of $3.59 and up.

Posted by Richard Mielke, REALTOR, Gettysburg Pennsylvania Real Estate (RE/MAX Results) about 9 years ago

I hope that we can get some gas in my neck of the woods soon! And hopefully it will be below 4.00 per gallon.

Posted by Team Honeycutt (Allen Tate) about 9 years ago

Teresa, I heard this problem more in the southeast too, like Atlanta. We have had some plastic bags over the pump handles but I think your area is hit worse. I heard two weeks before things are back to normal.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) about 9 years ago

Yes, we are having quite the same problem here in Charlotte, NC. I too have never seen anything quite like this. It is frustrating.

Posted by Hank Williams (Keller Williams Realty) about 9 years ago

Hi Teresa, We are seeing numerous stations without gas around Hickory and Lenoir. I guess you will need to ride your bike or moped to Hickory to have lunch with me ;-) God bless - I hope to be off to Beech Mtn tommorrow evening for the Bday and I might do something very exciting, will have to blog about it IF I don't chicken out.

Posted by No Longer Active in Staging. No Longer Staging about 9 years ago

Just this morning I had an interesting conversation with a family member in Houston. He enlighten me. The east cost I believe in Frederic did not plan properly for fuel disruption. In Houston after 12 hours the refinery my cousin runs was up and running. His plant pumps fuel to California. They are in for an awaking. The cost of fuel according to my source will triple shortly on the west coast if not run out. Not due to supply lines but they will have gone thur the reserve they had for such an event. The east coast will be on line shortly. Hang in there. At least your cost will not do what about to happen to the West Coast. Maybe now we all can see the importance of drilling and new refinery production.

Posted by Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com (Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC) about 9 years ago

Teresa... As of yet, we have NOT has station run out of gas.  I'm wondering if they are running out, because they don't want to pay the *HIGH* cost for getting it, and then in turn pass it on to us.  Maybe they are boycotting... just a thought.

valerie osterhoudt

Posted by Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889 (Johnson Real Estate, Inc.) about 9 years ago

Dave: Thanks for stopping by! Yes, our gas prices shot up two days before Ike; anywhere from .50 to $1.00 a gallon. If you can find gas now it is anywhere from $4.09 to $3.85. Take care!

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) about 9 years ago

Jared: Thanks for coming by! It great finding what is happening around the US and your lucky ... Take care.

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) about 9 years ago

Leesa: Hey girl! Glad you guys are not having the shortage we are. Take care!

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) about 9 years ago

Some parts of TN are having issues. Nashville has shortages. So far in our area we have not seen any stations out

Posted by Sherie Earley-Womack (Choice Real Estate) about 9 years ago

Nicole: Thanks for coming by! When faced with this issue it really gets you thinking about the trips you have to make. Yes, I am afraid that we are in for some crazy times! Take Care!

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) about 9 years ago

Andy: Thanks for your comment too! Take care.

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) about 9 years ago

Lynn: Thanks for your comment too! Glad to hear Dallas is okay! Take care!

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) about 9 years ago

John: Glad to hear Louisiana is good. Just might need to look into contacting our politicians. Take care!

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) about 9 years ago

Kathi: Thanks for your comment! Hate to hear that you were in the direct path of that massive IKE. Hope you and your family stayed safe and I wish you much success in rebuilding. Glad your power has been restored it's not until it is taken away that you really come to the realization how lucky we are to have it. Take care!

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) about 9 years ago

Robert: Hey bud! Great minds think alike. I will have to go over and see what you have written.

No, no one knows who that guy is. I guess I will need to give them a clue. But I really don't know what he is wearing or the occasion, do you?!?!?!?  Take care!

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) about 9 years ago

Marie: A short 40 miles?!?!?! Gee, I would be concerned. Hope you can work at home some; but that doesn't help when you are showing.... Take care! 

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) about 9 years ago

Teresa - hint, it is traditional over in a certain country for a certain occasion. Don't give it away to soon, I want to keep pleaying with it. You comment, I comment, you know what I mean!

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) about 9 years ago

Teresa, Lots of stations again today around Hickory with NO gas. I am trusting the Lord that we will find enough to get us home from Beech Mtn, but then again MAYBE that would be a great excuse for staying there !!!! God bless,

Posted by No Longer Active in Staging. No Longer Staging about 9 years ago

Teresa:  I think that we've perpetuated the problem by lining up when we don't need gas!  I think that if everyone had just gone about their usual business, we wouldn't be in this mess!  I almost ran out before I found some but, didn't fill up because I didn't want to become part of the problem!  I think that next week we'll see some relief, don't you?!

Debe in Charlotte  

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) about 9 years ago

Hi Teresa, We have a wonderful weekend and was able to get gas in Hudson on the way home from Beech Mtn. OK< we know where the gas is, WHERE's Teresa?? You must be busy and that's great. God bless,

Posted by No Longer Active in Staging. No Longer Staging about 9 years ago

Thanks everyone for your comments. As of today gas is still an issue and sources say this will probably continue for the next couple weeks.....

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) about 9 years ago

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