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Old 05-13-2021, 04:46 PM   #61
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I'm currently in Curry Hammock SP in the Florida Keys and today I saw several gas stations shutting pumps down, I assume because they ran out of gas. I leave for the Tampa area tomorrow and then back home to western PA on Monday. I haven't been paying much attention to what's going on in the country so I am wondering if there are a lot of areas in the east with gas shortages.
Tampa is ok FYI.

Beyond that, watch the pilot web site for an accurate list of which pilot/flying J have gas.

https://pilotflyingj.com/operational-updates

There seem to be enough now to get through the minefield.
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Old 05-13-2021, 04:48 PM   #62
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OVERNIGHT Red-eye radio reported that many major cities on the east coast were having some big outage problems in the central Atlantic states.

Advise was to fuel outside of the larger cities.

Panic buying drove up demand by 32% adding to the problem.
It doesn't get much smaller than my little town. We have 1 stop light and our main street is mostly gas stations. We have a BP, Exxon, Valero and 2 mom and pop stores that also sell gas. People were acting like fools cutting each other off etc. We were out of gas before evening. Next small town over same if not worse. Our BP did get a fuel truck this morning. Folks aren't just filling primary vehicles. They are filling every thing they own that holds gas. It's ridiculous.
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Old 05-13-2021, 06:39 PM   #63
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Pre-weekend update:

% stations without gasoline, 5pm CT, change since last update:

AL 9% NC
DC 75% +2%
DE 5% +1%
FL 30% NC
GA 49% +1%
KY 3% NC
LA 0% NC
MD 39% +3%
MS 8% +1%
NC 69% +1%
NJ 1% +1%
SC 52% NC
TN 33% NC
TX 0% NC
VA 50% -2%
WV7% +1%
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Old 05-14-2021, 07:58 AM   #64
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I'm currently in Curry Hammock SP in the Florida Keys and today I saw several gas stations shutting pumps down, I assume because they ran out of gas. I leave for the Tampa area tomorrow and then back home to western PA on Monday. I haven't been paying much attention to what's going on in the country so I am wondering if there are a lot of areas in the east with gas shortages.

Let me know what you find. I leave from central FL on Saturday in opposite direction you are traveling. I need diesel when I get off the Florida turnpike in Homestead (Florida city) or I will have to boondock until I find fuel.
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Old 05-14-2021, 08:13 AM   #65
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Let me know what you find. I leave from central FL on Saturday in opposite direction you are traveling. I need diesel when I get off the Florida turnpike in Homestead (Florida city) or I will have to boondock until I find fuel.
Florida % of stations w/o gasoline:
FT MYERS/NAPLES 49%
Tallahassee 48%
Pensacola 43%
MIAMI/FT LAUDERDALE 41%
W PALM BCH 39%
Gainesville 35%
Orlando 21%
Jacksonville 15%
Panama City 10%

Sorry, don't have diesel numbers.
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Friday morning update

% stations without gasoline, 7am CT, change since last update:
AL 9% NC
DC 87% +8%
DE 4% NC
FL 30% NC
GA 49% -1%
KY 3% NC
LA 0% NC
MD 42% +1%
MS 7% NC
NC 69% -2%
NJ 1% NC
SC 51% -1%
TN 33% NC
TX 0% NC
VA 51% -1%
WV 6% -1%
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Old 05-14-2021, 12:33 PM   #67
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All the stations I passed today in southern Orlando were pumping and there were no lines. Looks pretty normal in Central Florida.
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Old 05-14-2021, 01:00 PM   #68
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All the stations I passed today in southern Orlando were pumping and there were no lines. Looks pretty normal in Central Florida.
I agree, and prices is dropping . but I am already full, and tomorrow I will fill up on at fort drum service area (I hope) then I need 1 more stop to make it to key west. and with 8 hours of propane to run the generator if I run out of fuel, That will not last very long
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Florida gas outage update:
Tampa down to 23.2%
Jacksonville down to 12.8%
Tallahassee down to 36.4%
Orlando stable at 19.6%
Gainesville down to 29.8%
Fort Myers down to 42.1%
Pensacola down to 38.9%
Miami down to 40.0%
Panama City stable at 9.9%
West Palm Beach down to 34.9%
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It's still ugly around North metro Atlanta. Today was a bit better, I saw three very busy stations with gas, but the majority are still having supply issues.
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Old 05-14-2021, 11:13 PM   #71
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% stations without gasoline, 8pm CT, change since last update:
AL 8% -1%
DC 88% NC
DE 3% -1%
FL 25% -2%
GA 46% -1%
KY 3% +1%
LA 0% NC
MD 39% NC
MS 6% -1%
NC 67% +2%
NJ 1% NC
SC 49% +1%
TN 29% -2%
TX 0% NC
VA 43% -2%
WV 6% NC
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We live in South Central Virginia and have had no issues getting gasoline or diesel through out the outage. Yes some stations ran out but..............

Here the bigger stations with a tanker truck fleet never ran out and no lines............. realize the Colonial Pipeline runs 60 miles south of us and has a tank farm in Greensboro NC. Diesel and gas run through the same pipe (not at the same time though .)



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Old 05-16-2021, 11:24 AM   #73
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Oaklevel, gee I hope they at least wash the lines out before they change fuel type delivery!
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Old 05-16-2021, 11:51 AM   #74
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Oaklevel, gee I hope they at least wash the lines out before they change fuel type delivery!
They don't wash the pipelines per say, but they do PIG the lines when fuel type changes.
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No problems with fuel going to or in keywest.
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Old 05-16-2021, 01:38 PM   #76
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They don't wash the pipelines per say, but they do PIG the lines when fuel type changes.
Saw a documentary recently that showed how the use of Pig's had become pretty much history for separating fuel types.

They showed how the computer controlled the flow and when a new fuel type was due to arrive they merely diverted the interface product which gets sent back to the refinery for separation----again.

Pig's are still used (according to the documentary) for testing and scraping sludge from the interior which is pretty much only a problem when transporting crude.
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The situation is improving in North metro Atlanta. Well over half of the stations I saw today have at least one grade of gas. My local Shell was $2.93 a gallon for Regular this morning. That same station was around $2.40 a gallon before this started.
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Saw a documentary recently that showed how the use of Pig's had become pretty much history for separating fuel types.

They showed how the computer controlled the flow and when a new fuel type was due to arrive they merely diverted the interface product which gets sent back to the refinery for separation----again.

Pig's are still used (according to the documentary) for testing and scraping sludge from the interior which is pretty much only a problem when transporting crude.
Mike, you’re correct. As part of my job, I got to witness the removal of a pig from a 36” crude line. It is quite a process, and carries quite a potential risk.
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No problem finding gas in SE NC. Not all stations are running but most have gas. Diesel--- not a drop! Ran to ONE station in SC to fill both tanks for my departure in 2 mornings. With nearly 100 gallons on board I'll make it far enough north not to be a problem. The truck service centers on the interstates should be OK though.
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Old 05-17-2021, 07:49 PM   #80
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Just got to Virginia yesterday no problem in Fl up 95
I used pilot and flying J mostly

Ga was fine notice some Circle k had bags on pumps
Sc has sporadic outages Brunswick area and south of border had bags on pumps

North Carolina had some outages.
I would top off when down 1/4 or 1/2 tanks
Va remote areas still have outage

Hope this helps. We came up 95
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