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Thu May 13, 2021, 04:00 AM

Despite some stations running out, there's no fuel shortage in Texas

HARLINGEN — Call it toilet-paper syndrome.

More than 1,000 gas stations in the Southeast reported running out of fuel Wednesday, and some here in the Rio Grande Valley also reported being pumped dry.

And like the shortage of toilet paper during the pandemic caused by hoarding, long lines and fuel outages here and probably elsewhere are being driven by media coverage, causing spooked drivers to gas up whether they need to or not, experts say.

“Most of it is panic-buying,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at Gas Buddy.

“The Colonial Pipeline, you obviously know, it runs from Texas to New Jersey,” he said in an interview Wednesday. “This is not a pricing event. Unlike February, this is not impacting refineries like the cold weather shutdown of refineries — then prices jumped.”

Read more: https://myrgv.com/local-news/business/2021/05/12/despite-some-stations-running-out-theres-no-fuel-shortage-in-texas/
(McAllen Monitor)

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Thu May 13, 2021, 06:34 AM

1. And here's the GasBuddy site for folks looking for gas

I have the app on my phone, found it in 2010 when the prices jumped before. We have gas here in NE New York, but they sure have gone up - which is partially attributed to the same issue affecting the rest of the country.

https://www.gasbuddy.com/home

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Thu May 13, 2021, 06:59 AM

2. Here's the link for GasBuddy mentioned in the article

I have the app on my phone, joined in 2010 to find the best gas prices but it's also helpful in finding gas during emergencies - and it encompasses the U.S. and Canada.

https://www.gasbuddy.com/home

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