Monday, September 22, 2008

Atlanta: Dry Gas Stations and (Almost) $5 Gas


So I hopped on over to CNN for my daily Corporate Controlled Mainstream News fix and I found this tidbit as the lead story:

Mohammed Hussain got 3,000 gallons of gas delivered to his Chevron station in suburban Atlanta on Saturday. By Sunday morning, all of the gas, priced at $4.39 per gallon for regular unleaded, was gone.

"We're dry. We've got no gas here," Hussain, the station's manager, said Monday morning.

He said he has "no idea" when the next shipment will come, even though he's been in constant contact with the local terminal.

"It could be days," he said. "Obviously, we're disappointed. We're being patient. That's all we can do."

Across metro Atlanta, drivers in one of the nation's largest commuter cities are running into the same thing: a lack of gas and no clear idea when the situation will get better. State and industry officials say they're working as fast as they can and are urging people not to panic.

Not to Panic?

No gas in metro Atlanta? There's nothing else to do BUT to panic. Geez.

The news (overall) has been downplaying the extent of Ike's damage as well as it's reach into areas outside of the Texas/Louisiana area because of the damage done to Houston's refineries.

Apparently it's bad. Really bad.

Hell, I've been applying for jobs up that way and now I'm rethinking that decision. I mean..unless I can live and work i Atlanta proper then I will not be moving that way.

Crazy.

6 comments:

Bombchell said...

YES YES YES.

we have no freakin gas!!!!!

im so pissed, my car's on half a tank, actually less. and that thing guzzles gas.

u know its bad when u consider walking to the gym. tsk tsk.

drbopperthp said...

ATL!!! I miss that country ass town. And Miz Bombchell - you're oomph enuff to rock tights and open toed shoes. Just don't push that s**t too far Girly!!!

blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com said...

Hey there!!

It is truly shocking that gas is nearly $5!!

I read at a blog that when Clinton was president, people were complaining when it was inching towards $1!!

Lord!

Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!
Lisa

Did you get the invite to come into my blog?!

Ken said...

That is really crazy. What's going to happen next?

Bombchell said...

ha ha ha @drbopperpth

Geeky Girl said...

Yes, girl, we do NOT have gas! Its crazy but I just don't let my tank get on E.