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Got gas?

ChopperChopper Posts: 652 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

No, not that kind.

BHM near my crib ran out of premium essentially last night...this will be interesting. I heard Alpharetta was bone dry last night.



  • ChopperChopper Posts: 652 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    The line at Costco here was like the line on North Avenue when the new Star Wars movie came out.

  • KaseyKasey Posts: 24,545 mod

    Sounds like people panicking about a possible shortage are driving the gas lines...

  • BobcatGradBobcatGrad Posts: 1,593 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    The Electrical Grid will be the next target!

  • YaleDawgYaleDawg Posts: 5,951 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Someone needs to answer why a private company controls a vital piece of infrastructure that provides half the fuel to the east coast and doesn't even try to protect it from attack. Then they cry to daddy government to fix it. Absurd they want to keep the profits while the public pays to maintain it.

  • KaseyKasey Posts: 24,545 mod
  • YaleDawgYaleDawg Posts: 5,951 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited May 2021

    Whatever fits the narrative at the moment

    Edit: also a north-south pipeline in the middle of the country nowhere near completion would have definitely fixed an east-west pipeline failure

  • YaleDawgYaleDawg Posts: 5,951 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    There is no national supply shortage, so having an additional pipeline to increase supply wouldn't solve the problem. With the Colonial pipeline down it's become difficult to transport fuel to the east coast, so we are having to rely on long- distance OTR truckers.

  • bordersdawgbordersdawg Posts: 16 ✭✭ Sophomore

    Could say both. The pipeline shutdown decreases supply which should make prices rise. People also expect there to be a shortage thus increasing demand, again causing prices to rise.

    The problem is the laws against "price gouging". A decrease in supply and and increase in demand should raise price enough to stop panic buying and stations from running out of gas, but price gouging laws don't let prices rise high enough.

  • YaleDawgYaleDawg Posts: 5,951 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I would like to know why @Filo_Betto or anyone else thinks its ok to use taxpayer money to fix a private company's mess affecting millions of lives with no repercussions for the company or recompense for the public. Looks like y'all want wealth redistribution as long as its going from the working taxpayer to the elites.

  • Stingray2112Stingray2112 Posts: 132 ✭✭✭ Junior

    The pipeline is not the issue. They system was hacked and they shut it down. This isn't about socialism.

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