Gas prices and shortages in two states. On CBS news tonight.

@writersedge (22577)
United States
September 30, 2008 6:33pm CST
The prices are double the national average or more and 80% of their stations don't have gas. This is horrible. I can't imagine if that happened here. It would be worst than the rationing in the 70s.
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@carolbee (16231)
• United States
1 Oct 08
I remember waiting in those long lines to get gas in the '70's. We had an infant and it was not an easy chore to sit and wait with a baby in the car. I would hate to have to go through this again and have our grown kids now wait forever in lines. We had a gas shortage last month. Well let's say the stations were saying there was no unleaded gas available. The next day suddently gas was available. This was the time the prices were being jacked up.
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
1 Oct 08
According to Pearlgrace (see above), the gas runs out while they're in lines. Horrible.
@carolbee (16231)
• United States
1 Oct 08
We aren't having this problem in Missouri. Our gas prices are below the national average and there aren't any lines. Just one day did I have an issue and was totally irritated. I do feel bad for those who can't get gas especially if they need to get to work. How is this explained to the boss?
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
1 Oct 08
If you and I know where we live, then unless the boss is living under a rock, he should know. Things in some areas must be close to grinding to a hault.
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
30 Sep 08
Which 2 states? I don't think Ohio or Indiana or I would have heard about it..
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
1 Oct 08
Georgia and one of the Carolinas.
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• United States
1 Oct 08
Wow, that is getting too close to home..And besides having a good friend who lives in S. Carolina...I will have to contact them and see what is going on there..Thanks for the info..
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
1 Oct 08
Yeah, strange, you would think either fewer or more states would be affected.
@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
1 Oct 08
What two States are you talking about? It would be terrible and I have a feeling with all those fields converted to ethanol and the fuel prices high, that it will be worse. We lived through the 70s and everything was high, including the mortgages. I think that there is some hoarding going on there. That's my opinion. I hope they get out and drill off shore and get oil from Alaska. I hate it that they are taking oil from Canada. Our prices are not coming down either.
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
1 Oct 08
Georgia and North Carolina-on the news, they claim that since there is no storage facility for that area, everything has to be trucked in and the whatever nearest them was hit by a storm so it must be trucked farther. Yes, I lived through the 70s during gas rationing, this sounds like they keep running out/don't have enough for people. Ethonol, I'm not very worried about, now that NY has an ethanol plant and thank goodness all of the farmers didn't quit farming way back when (about 1/2 lost their farms here, that was bad enough). If we had gas or oil here, we could be self-sufficient. I don't know if there is any in NY. Would be surprised if there was. USA not only takes oil from Canada, but electricity,too, look at the St James Bay project, how many hundreds if not thousands of acres went under water for the damns?
@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
1 Oct 08
I missed the news tonight because I worked an extra long day then went to Stitch 'n B-tch at my sister's home. I did hear about the gas shortage in Georgia and NC. I know someone who lives in Atlanta and she said it was pretty touch and go. Radio stations announce gas stations that have gas and everyone flocks there and the lines are outrageous. Then, they run out of gas before alot of the people get up to the tank to get the gas!
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
1 Oct 08
That's what looked like was going on from the news, but not the last sentense. Gee whiz, that's discouraging. They also need police stationed at the stations. Getting violent in places according to the show.