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Old 09-15-2008, 06:51 PM   #15
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Update in Augusta, GA (I-20). Gasoline is available at 50% of stations for 4.75 per gallon. Diesel is more available and varies from 4.05 / gallon to 4.79.

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Old 09-15-2008, 08:06 PM   #16
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Thanks for the responses

I just wanted to thank everyone that replied to my request for fuel info. I have printed all the Flying J locations/prices along our route. I'm hoping to never drop below a half tank before filling up. I searched for a metal gas can (like the old G.I. jerry cans) for a bit today......don't like hauling fuel any distance in the plastic things. Then, I realized that my Honda generators are full.....so there is at least two gallons in case of an emergency.

The Airstream is hitched/loaded in the driveway, and the Dodge 11 mpg hemi TV is fueled. We're off for another adventure tomorrow......if you see me "thumbing a ride" on the side of the Interstate.....lend a brother a hand!

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Old 09-15-2008, 08:30 PM   #17
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Drove from Virginia Beach to Nags Head today. Every station had gas. Average price $3.99. No lines, no apparent panic.

Sure, some station owners are going to cash in and apparently Hendersonville suffered mass hysteria but I would be very surprised if this goes on much longer.

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Old 09-16-2008, 12:16 PM   #18
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I pass a Race Trac station every morning that does a tremendous business. I use it as my bell weather for what's going on with gas prices because they do so much business that they respond faster to variations in gas prices than any other station I see. Sometimes their prices will go up then back down and back up again in one day because they have had gas deliveries that often.

This morning they were out of gas. However, all of the news reports I have read say the impact of the hurricane is less than was expected and the refineries should be back on line by the end of the week. This should bring the price of gas back down and the availability back up.

On a similar note, the news on the radio this morning reported that the price of crude was below $100/barrel and that should mean gas prices below $3/gallon in the near future. Won't we all get excited about that!
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Old 09-16-2008, 06:48 PM   #19
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Funny thing, the local news reported last night that the State Attorney and the Department of Commerce was to begin a gas price gouging investigation in East Tennessee today. Several stations I pass frequently all of a sudden stopped displaying their fuel prices. Hmmmmm . . .

If there ever was a fuel shortage in the Chattanooga area because of Ike, it seems to have resolved.
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Old 09-16-2008, 07:57 PM   #20
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Thanks for the information. We're planning a trip at the end of this month to Asheville, Smokies, and east Tennessee. I guess I'll bring some 5 gal. cans along.
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Old 09-16-2008, 08:06 PM   #21
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hey Chief
I'm in Graham NC right in the center of the state. gas is fine and plentifull but it's about 3.99 when I came home today.
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Old 09-17-2008, 11:42 AM   #22
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I just completed a week's trip down to NE Alabama yesterday. Diesel fuel was pretty much the same price as when I left last Tues. I did see a gas pumps empty, but no dlesel pumps were closed.

Page and I are heading West for 60 days this Sunday (stopping first at JC). I'll be cautious but am expecting no trouble.

By the way - if the price is able to float during times of tight supply (real or feared), there will be no shortages. And the threat of prosecution does not help incent anyone to bring in extra supplies to areas suffering from real shortage.

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Old 09-17-2008, 08:28 PM   #23
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Prices in Augusta, GA are stabilizing. Still some stations without gas, but they are less common. Diesel Fuel today (last week) - $4.03 ($3.92). Gasoline - $3.89 ($3.38).

Supply, demand, and market price seem to find equilibrium...when folks aren't pushing the panic button.

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Old 09-21-2008, 02:57 PM   #24
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There are more stations out of gas this weekend than last weekend northeast of Atlanta. We passed several stations with no fuel and several more with only 1 flavor.

We filled up for the week this time rather than putting 2 days worth in the car. Prices about the same this weekend as last weekend.
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Old 09-27-2008, 06:09 PM   #25
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I thought I would bump this thread to the top for any travelers planning to head through Atlanta or North Georgia.

90+% of Atlanta gas stations have no gasoline today. This is my unscientific survey from our errands today. We passed over 30 gas stations, of which 3 had gas. These 3 stations had extremely long lines, one of which backed down the off-ramp of I-75. Diesel is more plentiful but you have to search.

From what our news outlets are reporting, the current limited supply of gasoline essentially covers the entire northern half of Georgia.

I hope this helps, and I hope this is the peak point for the current situation.
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Old 09-27-2008, 10:00 PM   #26
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Thank you for the update. I just changed my plans. I'm not going through Atlanta or to Asheville. I'll just go to a state park north of Birmingham, and
then to Elkmont in the Smoky Mts NP, and then to the WBCCI National Storytelling Festival Rally in Gray, TN. We're leaving in the morning. Maybe OnStar can keep me posted.
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Old 09-28-2008, 08:02 AM   #27
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For a little more clarity on how unusual it is here now...

Last night, we watched Alabama bury UGA 'tween the hedges and then on the way home at 11:30pm saw a QT truck arriving at a station to resupply.

I figured that supply would last till 5am today, but it didn't. People at the station were just parked at the pumps, waiting for the next resupply.
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:49 AM   #28
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Just returned from the Swiss Rally in SugarCreek OH, traveled through Ohio, WV and VA, mostly I77, I64 and I81....gas was available everywhere, large variances in price, saw regular at $3.49 on I81 last night, unfortunately I had just filled up at a truck stop in Lexington Va at $3.89, no more than 20 miles north I would have paid 40 cents per gallon less, hard to understand why...anyway, there seems to be gas available on the 1100 miles we just travelled...
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