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Tue May 11, 2021, 10:18 PM

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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Reply Everyone is panicking': Some Richmond-area motorists scramble for gasoline as shutdown of key pipe (Original post)
catsudon May 2021 OP
spooky3 May 2021 #1
rogue emissary May 2021 #4
ToxMarz May 2021 #2
relayerbob May 2021 #3
Miguelito Loveless May 2021 #5
obamanut2012 May 2021 #8
Miguelito Loveless May 2021 #10
moose65 May 2021 #13
ansible May 2021 #6
Dial H For Hero May 2021 #9
bucolic_frolic May 2021 #7
forthemiddle May 2021 #14
cstanleytech May 2021 #11
Jilly_in_VA May 2021 #12

Response to catsudon (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 10:20 PM

1. Stations were open this pm in NoVA but prices were $3 per gallon. Nt

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #1)

Tue May 11, 2021, 11:18 PM

4. coming home tonight in NOVA. I saw lines at three gas stations in my area.

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Response to catsudon (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 11:17 PM

2. Just tell them that toilet paper is low and is going to be rationed

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

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Response to catsudon (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 11:18 PM

3. People "panicking" are idiots

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

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Response to catsudon (Original post)

Tue May 11, 2021, 11:30 PM

5. I don't think declaring an emergency helped

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.

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Reply #5)

Wed May 12, 2021, 08:02 AM

8. It helps a lot -- it stops all price gouging

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.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #8)

Wed May 12, 2021, 09:43 AM

10. A good point.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #8)

Wed May 12, 2021, 04:28 PM

13. It helps, yes...

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.

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Response to catsudon (Original post)

Wed May 12, 2021, 12:32 AM

6. Gas is already $4 a gallon in my area now

 

jesus fucking christ, and it isn't even summer yet

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Response to ansible (Reply #6)

Wed May 12, 2021, 09:02 AM

9. There's a long thread in GD with the OP complaining that gas is "way too cheap".

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Response to catsudon (Original post)

Wed May 12, 2021, 05:49 AM

7. They're determined to echo the 1970s

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

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #7)

Wed May 12, 2021, 04:50 PM

14. I just said this to my husband

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.

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Response to catsudon (Original post)

Wed May 12, 2021, 09:45 AM

11. The stations running out is not unexpected when people mass panic and rush to buy it up same as

the last time there was an outage.

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Response to catsudon (Original post)

Wed May 12, 2021, 02:43 PM

12. It's temporary, FFS!

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

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