Gas lines

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  1. dougstrum

    dougstrum Friend of Leo's

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    Half the gas stations here in central VA are out of gas or if they have fuel there are crazy traffic back ups~
    We we're supposed to go to the beach for a week, but maybe no gas available to get home:(
    Also son in law is Air Force and driving from NJ to VA tonight:eek:

    Bummer! Hopefully gets straightened out soon~
     
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    I hate when they call things like this a "hack." Takes the seriousness out of it and infers some neckbeard in his mom's basement. Likely state actors at work here and I'm afraid this is just the beginning.
     
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    Seeing up here too in Madison, Orange, Culpeper area of VA. The gas hording has begun.

    Up next, 2 men enter, 1 man leaves!

    On a serious note, after the festivities of the year, most folks are working from home, not understanding the crazy...
     
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    I thought GAS meant something different here
     
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    Same down here in Western NC. Went ahead and made the trip last night about 8pm to fill up. Some stores were already starting to run out. They all eventually ran out.

    Today the stores will only let people get so much if they have gas. Prices last night ranged from $2.69 (long lines) to $2.85.

    Today prices are $3 a gallon. As somebody who drives a 32 year old Jeep that gets 16 to 18mpg. Maybe 21 tops, on the interstate, this is really hurting me.
     
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    First the gold ran out, then the silver ran out, then the whiskey ran out, and then the people ran out.


    I guess we all died a little in that damn war.
     
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    Seems weird that an entire pipeline could be shut down this long because of a "hack". Has this happened elsewhere?
     
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    The only reason stations are running out of gas is panic buying.
     
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    It's not a "hack". It's an act of cyber warfare.
     
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    That is why I put it in quotations. Either way, seems insane they haven't been able to bring it back online.
     
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    I have my own theories for fun, and at this point theories are not usually that far off from the truth. Also some other things I could say but I'll refrain.
     
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    Yeah, we're basically standing at the edge of a minefield, lol
     
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    Use "can't"..."don't" implies you could in theory be able to be blamed, where can't concretely removes that option.
     
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    Living in NY, we’ve been seeing gas prices rising for two months. We’re keeping both cars topped off and got an early fill of our heating oil tank. I don’t know if the problem is bad actors, lack of preparedness, greed, the changeover from winter to summer fuel or what, but we’re not foolish enough to think it’ll get better until mid summer. This happens each year with the only difference being the scapegoat.
     
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