Gas Lines - Survivalist Forum
Survivalist Forum

Advertise Here

Go Back   Survivalist Forum > > >
Articles Classifieds Donations Gallery Groups Links Store Survival Files


Notices

Advertise Here
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
trout lines, jug lines, limb lines etc... boulevardtalonman Boating and Fishing 11 07-10-2016 01:25 PM
Minor Tropical Storm Yields Gas lines in LINY KaBar67 General Discussion 2 07-03-2014 05:47 AM
Running Generators on gas vapors to save gas usmountains Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 102 09-25-2012 01:52 PM
Plastic Gas Can, long term gas storage Hawkeye10 New Member Introduction 10 01-12-2012 08:28 AM
Zip Lines jeepcop24 Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 7 09-08-2010 11:34 AM
Reporting In From Behind the Lines! Dan K New Member Introduction 19 07-21-2010 05:41 AM
Local gas stations caught price gouging on gas.... countryboy123 General Discussion 15 09-16-2008 10:38 PM
Internet lines. SouthernSurvivor07 Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 11 02-12-2008 11:59 AM
Gas Problems and NC rasies it Gas Tax, they loveit's citizens madcritter General Discussion 1 01-03-2008 06:26 PM
Explosions Strike Mexican Gas Lines Graywolf General Discussion 0 09-10-2007 07:25 PM

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-18-2016, 10:25 PM
Pathfinder03 Pathfinder03 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 199
Thanks: 2,377
Thanked 296 Times in 132 Posts
Default Gas Lines



Advertise Here

Gas prices are going up in the Triangle. I think some of this may be price gouging. However, I have seen more folks than usual waiting at the pumps.

Regular:
Lowest price 1.99/gal
Highest price 2.29/gal

A lot of prices in between those 2 numbers. Gasbuddy.com is showing some prices as high as 2.45/gal
Quick reply to this message
Old 09-19-2016, 12:27 AM
Sue Doh Myn's Avatar
Sue Doh Myn Sue Doh Myn is offline
Tin Can Sailor
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 3,137
Thanks: 9,638
Thanked 5,101 Times in 1,848 Posts
Default

"Price gouging" is just a bull**** PC term for capitalism or market forces.

If prices are raised too high, no one will buy. Then they will drop and buying will pick up. A balance will soon be reached.

This also helps to prevent shortages when supply drops, as people who do not truly need something are not willing to pay the higher price whereas they will buy all they can when the price is held low by government edict.
Quick reply to this message
Old 09-20-2016, 03:50 PM
Pathfinder03 Pathfinder03 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 199
Thanks: 2,377
Thanked 296 Times in 132 Posts
Default

I've seen a couple of outages in the Triangle and heard of problems in Greensboro/Burlington on Sunday. More outages in Greenville, Fayetteville and points east, Monday.

Stations seem to have diesel, but gas prices are $0.00 for empty tanks.
Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-20-2016, 05:58 PM
se'kunchance's Avatar
se'kunchance se'kunchance is offline
Prepared
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 383
Thanks: 89
Thanked 654 Times in 199 Posts
Default

There were some deliveries in the Raleigh area today, 87 only at 2.29. They're supposed to start pumping again tomorrow, but it will take some time to build reserves back up at the tank farms, distribution facilities and refill the hundreds (or thousands) of local station tanks. If I were guessing, I'd say supplies return to a normal level by next Monday and prices stay above two bucks for at least 3-4 weeks.

I filled up all three of my vehicles late Friday evening when I first learned of the issue, and then filled my 100 gallon RV tank Saturday morning, all for under 2 bucks a gallon.

I don't consider myself a 'panic buyer'...I was three days ahead of them. Knowing human nature and Murphy's Law, I simply saw it as a prep.

With the fuel pump and connections easily accessible behind a small compartment door, pumping into the container of my choice would be a pretty simple matter...just remember to bond and ground vehicles and containers to prevent static sparks!!!

Oh, yeah...I did drop $20 a piece for locking gas caps.

Last edited by se'kunchance; 09-20-2016 at 06:00 PM.. Reason: ommission
Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to se'kunchance For This Useful Post:
Old 09-20-2016, 11:04 PM
Pathfinder03 Pathfinder03 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 199
Thanks: 2,377
Thanked 296 Times in 132 Posts
Default

The pipeline break occurred Sept 9th. We went ~7 days (Sept 16) before local news picked the story. That generated the panic buying. Another 2 days and some stations on main roads were empty or had long lines. Some places are getting resupply via tanker trucks.

By my estimate, about 10 days of fuel in the main storage depots.
Quick reply to this message
Old 09-22-2016, 03:25 PM
MisterKrazee MisterKrazee is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 3 Posts
Default

I'm in the High Point area and lots of stations were out earlier this week. Except, there was one Shell gas station I noticed had a tanker leaving around lunch time every day. Did a little research and apparently Shell owns around a 16% stake in that pipeline. And being that it was on Eastchester right down the road from the #1 tank storage facility for the east coast (Greensboro) it makes sense.
Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to MisterKrazee For This Useful Post:
Old 09-23-2016, 02:14 PM
ncbill ncbill is offline
Hunter
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Triad, NC
Posts: 1,406
Thanks: 983
Thanked 1,098 Times in 615 Posts
Default

This was nothing compared to the tropical storm (2008?) that affected Gulf state refineries.

Back then, every independent here was out of gas for a month.

Within several miles of my home only a single Exxon station regularly had fuel - and then only regular (87 octane.)

If a major (category 4 or 5) hurricane hit those same refineries...well, that's one of the reasons we've all got bicycles (& why we live less than 5 miles from work/school)
Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to ncbill For This Useful Post:
Reply

Bookmarks



Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Survivalist Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Gender
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © Kevin Felts 2006 - 2015,
Green theme by http://www.themesbydesign.net