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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by plexibass, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. plexibass


    Jun 30, 2005
    I went to the QT on Roswell Road this morning @ 5:00 am and they had gas. QT is only servicing 50% of their stores right now and it is always the same 50% to maintain continuity. The QT guy said they get a couple of deliveries every day and usually around 4:00 am they get a truck in. This is the QT just north of me and almost at Northridge. They only had regular unleaded though, which my car hates but......
    It is in sandy springs about 1 mile south of the river just before you cross over into roswell.
  2. Thanks for the heads-up. I passed one station that had gas on Memorial Drive early this morning. I also passed seven or eight that were out.
  3. plexibass


    Jun 30, 2005
    yep, sounds like sandy springs. there are probably 20 ststions near me and they are spotty at best. the qt evidently is the only one getting gas on a regular basis.

    also for everyone, you can search for gas by zipcode:

    www. jam-code. com

    i do not know how acurate this is but at least it is something.
  4. anyonefortennis

    anyonefortennis Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2005
    Lincoln, NE
    Hang in there fellas, I can't imagine what that would be like.
  5. plexibass


    Jun 30, 2005
    obviously there are people in this country with worse problems than not having gas but geez people, lets find more oil here!!!! lets get alternative fuel sources now!!!! this isnt a 3rd world country. :eyebrow:
  6. L-A


    Jul 17, 2008
    They don't hand out electric cars at the empty gas stations y'know.

  7. plexibass


    Jun 30, 2005
    well they should.........:D
  8. Thor

    Thor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    The news (snooz) last night claimed that refiners in the
    Gulf had cut back production previously as a result of lowered
    usage (due to recent high prices).

    A talking head analyst noted that they had no incentive to
    produce and stock pile product.

    I'm not sure I buy that analysis. One would think the profits
    lost by having half or more of the outlets in the region closed
    would translate to a lot of lost profits.

    No doubt, the retailers are very unhappy.

    I survive the gas shortages durng the Arab Oil embargo.
    Summer 1978 iirc. I was able to fill up my van once, and
    drove a motorcycle off of that for 4 weeks till things got back to normal.

    Good luck with staying mobile.
  9. jomahu


    Dec 15, 2004
    Bos, MA
    that's true...."third world" countries drill their own oil.

    seriously, tho', we were in ATL this weekend. spent 45 minutes waiting in line to get gas. crazy.
  10. plexibass


    Jun 30, 2005
    welcome to the atl
  11. I got gas on the way home. Didn't have to wait in line. $4.40 a gallon, though. I had about 3/8 of a tank left, but figured I better fill up while the fillin's good. "Panic buying", I know. I'm part of the problem. :meh:
    There was only one other station between the highway and my house that had gas, and there was a long line at that one. On a corner, too, so the line was spilling into the street and preventing people from turning.
  12. richnota

    richnota Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2005
    Santa Cruz
    It seems the Gas issue down south has gotten very little coverage in the news media...really pathetic.
  13. Is it really that bad over there now?

    Come buy from us fellas! Gotta warn you though, its not cheap!
  14. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    followed a gas tanker into qt today lol. didn't even need it really - only got 5 gallons (prius ftw, that was over 250 miles worth), but was first in line for it :D :hyper:.

    thankfully was still only 3.97 a gallon. gotta love qt.
  15. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    I wish they would de-centralize the refining industry... Then get some oil locally.

    I wonder why we didn't hear about any drilling stations having a spill during the hurricane... They are apparently designed well, we just need more.
  16. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    they were shut down before hand i think. some were damaged, i hear, but no ecological damage that i know of.
  17. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Yeah, they are apparently designed pretty well. No leaks during Katrina either. I'm glad our technology is good with that.
  18. DblG


    Apr 27, 2005
    Buffalo, NY
    What's even more pathetic is that this is the first I've heard of it :atoz:.

    Good luck guys
  19. SpankyPants

    SpankyPants That's Mr. SpankyPants to you.

    Aug 24, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
    Think of how outrageous this would have seemed even a year ago.
  20. Deluge Of Sound

    Deluge Of Sound Banned

    Nov 8, 2007
    Yeah, I still can't believe I catch myself thinking "Wow! Only $3.50 a gallon!"

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