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catsudon

(863 posts)
Tue May 11, 2021, 10:18 PM May 2021

Everyone is panicking': Some Richmond-area motorists scramble for gasoline as shutdown of key pipe

Source: Richmond Times Dispatch

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in Virginia because of gasoline supply disruptions caused by a cyberattack on the operator of a key East Coast fuel pipeline.

Read more: https://richmond.com/business/local/watch-now-everyone-is-panicking-some-richmond-area-motorists-scramble-for-gasoline-as-shutdown-of/article_df537628-ff5e-59d3-83b5-3fe812f000ed.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-1



So, i expect something like this to happen in a city that I've never heard of in NC, but not in Richmond VA.

luckily I filled up just 2 days ago. going home tonight, however, at 9pm from west end to south side, every gas stations have a line.

Just be aware and go when there are less people i suppose.
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Everyone is panicking': Some Richmond-area motorists scramble for gasoline as shutdown of key pipe (Original Post) catsudon May 2021 OP
Stations were open this pm in NoVA but prices were $3 per gallon. Nt spooky3 May 2021 #1
coming home tonight in NOVA. I saw lines at three gas stations in my area. rogue emissary May 2021 #4
Just tell them that toilet paper is low and is going to be rationed ToxMarz May 2021 #2
People "panicking" are idiots relayerbob May 2021 #3
I don't think declaring an emergency helped Miguelito Loveless May 2021 #5
It helps a lot -- it stops all price gouging obamanut2012 May 2021 #8
A good point. Miguelito Loveless May 2021 #10
It helps, yes... moose65 May 2021 #13
Gas is already $4 a gallon in my area now ansible May 2021 #6
There's a long thread in GD with the OP complaining that gas is "way too cheap". Dial H For Hero May 2021 #9
They're determined to echo the 1970s bucolic_frolic May 2021 #7
I just said this to my husband forthemiddle May 2021 #14
The stations running out is not unexpected when people mass panic and rush to buy it up same as cstanleytech May 2021 #11
It's temporary, FFS! Jilly_in_VA May 2021 #12

ToxMarz

(2,177 posts)
2. Just tell them that toilet paper is low and is going to be rationed
Tue May 11, 2021, 11:17 PM
May 2021

and they'll forget all about gas and run to the supermarket to duke it out.

relayerbob

(6,622 posts)
3. People "panicking" are idiots
Tue May 11, 2021, 11:18 PM
May 2021

It's a hack. It will be resolved in a couple of days. People seem to have the attention spans of small flightless birds these days. But then, millions of them voted for Trump

Miguelito Loveless

(4,548 posts)
5. I don't think declaring an emergency helped
Tue May 11, 2021, 11:30 PM
May 2021

People have already demonstrated they can’t handle the minor inconvenience of wearing a mask. If this goes on for a week and stations run dry, I expect it to go Mad Max out there.

obamanut2012

(26,446 posts)
8. It helps a lot -- it stops all price gouging
Wed May 12, 2021, 08:02 AM
May 2021

I hate DeSantis, but he did this yesterday in FL for the same reason, and while Govs in hurricane states do it a week or more before 'canes, to stop gouging. It is a good thing.

moose65

(3,195 posts)
13. It helps, yes...
Wed May 12, 2021, 04:28 PM
May 2021

However, I wish we could call it something besides a state of emergency. When people hear the word "emergency," they tend to panic.

I also wish that when this happens with gas, that there would be a mandatory cap set on the amount each vehicle could buy. People filling up their giant SUVs and then filling up gas cans is ridiculous.

bucolic_frolic

(44,579 posts)
7. They're determined to echo the 1970s
Wed May 12, 2021, 05:49 AM
May 2021

while Joe Biden is in office. They have the help of foreign hackers. This is but the first salvo.

forthemiddle

(1,404 posts)
14. I just said this to my husband
Wed May 12, 2021, 04:50 PM
May 2021

Even though no one expects this to last through the end of the week, you know the GOP has the cameras rolling. The mid term campaign ads almost write themselves.

“Under the Biden administration, we have gas lines, inflation, unrest in the Middle East, and shootings in Times Square. Can we really afford the Democrats in power for two more years?”

There will probably be flashbacks to the 70’s interspersed in the ads.

cstanleytech

(26,535 posts)
11. The stations running out is not unexpected when people mass panic and rush to buy it up same as
Wed May 12, 2021, 09:45 AM
May 2021

the last time there was an outage.

Jilly_in_VA

(10,348 posts)
12. It's temporary, FFS!
Wed May 12, 2021, 02:43 PM
May 2021

They'll have it fixed by week's end, or sooner. What's the freakout about? People are effing stupid.

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