Gas Shortage has been reported in Nashville, TN. I think this is primarily due to the hurricane we had some time back. It would be safe to blame it on Ike. However the city officials could have taken some action to mitigate the effects. Can’t also blame them because the strong hurricane left everyone packing and leaving the area.
The rigs and refineries in the region had to be shut down. Which means there is no smooth or regular supply and this has created delivery problems.
Additionally, people are buying gas in bulk to make long distance journeys so they can get out of the area quickly. Not to forget once the rumors of gas shortage spread, people wanted to hoard as much gas as possible. This making it difficult for others to get their fair share.
I came across this excerpt on the internet describing vividly the gas shortage in Nashville.
A gas shortage hit Nashville as of last night. Those who didn’t find out then definitely know today… The gas stations are all empty!
Nashville deserves not to have gas for a few days. The greed and selfishness I witnessed at the pumps today while trying to buy 1 gallon of gas is what created this shortage in the first place. There is simply no need for the majority of drivers to buy $50 or $100 worth of gas just to go home and relax for the weekend. Gas is on the way people… let those who really need it have some too.
Throughout the city, drivers are making it much worse when they insist on creating hour long lines that back up traffic so they can fill up their entire tanks rather than purchasing only what they need, only IF they need it. The situation is chaos at the very few remaining gas stations in town with gas… This Mapco not being one of them.
In East Nashville, a drive by shooting sprayed bullets at a car in line to purchase gas. Not sure if this was a drive-by for drive-by sake, but most likely this was somehow gas related as well.
What has your experience been like. Did you notice that your regular gas station has jacked up its prices, or there is no gas available at all.