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30 Pictures That Show Americans Freaking Out Over The ‘Gas Shortage’ They Pretty Much Created By Themselves

 A cyber attack has crippled a major pipeline in the US. The administration of US President Joe Biden projected that the Colonial Pipeline, source of nearly half the fuel supply on the East Coast, would restart in a few days and urged drivers not to top up their tanks.

"We are asking people not to hoard," U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm told reporters at the White House. "Things will be back to normal soon."

Care to guess what everyone did? Even though government and industry officials said the nation had plenty of fuel and the pipeline was set to resume operations shortly, nervous drivers clogged gas stations and created shortages in parts of or all 11 states.

At least 12,000 gas stations reported being completely empty, and the squeeze pushed the price of a gallon past $3—the highest it has been since 2014. It's the toilet paper frenzy all over again.

 

Gas Shortage

Gas Shortage

 

Gas Shortage? Christianburg Sign War To The Rescue

Gas Shortage? Christianburg Sign War To The Rescue

 

Do Not Be This Person

Do Not Be This Person

Many of these shortages have been caused by people's irresponsible hoarding. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, for example, told CNN on Wednesday that panic buying caused a gas supply problem in his state. With about 70% of Charlotte's gas stations out of fuel and price gouging complaints piling up across the state, Cooper said that they are working on multiple fronts to mitigate the problems at hand.

"I want this gas supply problem fixed as quickly as possible, and we are working with the local and federal officials, and the company to get that done. I have declared a state of emergency which would allow the transportation waivers for more trucks and heavier trucks to come into the state to bring gas, and we have a waiver from the EPA to increase the amount of fuel coming in," Cooper stated.

 

Events Can Cause A Slow Down, People Cause A Shortage

Events Can Cause A Slow Down, People Cause A Shortage

 

The Bag Is On The Pump Because Its Out Of Service. She Isn’t Getting Anything

The Bag Is On The Pump Because Its Out Of Service. She Isn’t Getting Anything


Better Pick Up A Couple Extra Bags

Better Pick Up A Couple Extra Bags

The federal government, meanwhile, has loosened rules to make it easier for suppliers to refill storage, including lifting seasonal anti-smog requirements for gasoline and allowing fuel truckers to work longer hours.

CNN also reported that ransomware hackers demanded nearly $5 million from Colonial Pipeline, according to two sources familiar with the incident. But at this point, the company has not paid the ransom.

Colonial Pipeline restarted operations about 5 p.m. ET, the company said in a statement.

"Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal. Some markets served by Colonial Pipeline may experience, or continue to experience, intermittent service interruptions during the start-up period. Colonial will move as much gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel as is safely possible and will continue to do so until markets return to normal," the company said.

 

The Stupidity Has Begun

The Stupidity Has Begun

 

This What Y’all Doing Now, Out Here Hoarding Resources

This What Y’all Doing Now, Out Here Hoarding Resources

 

Big Plastic Bins

Big Plastic Bins

Colonial first announced it became a victim of the cyber-attack late last week, prompting a shutdown of operations into Wednesday. An interagency working group, with the Energy Department serving as lead agency, was assembled over the weekend, and officials assessed "multiple contingencies" in the event of a prolonged shutdown and decreased fuel supplies nationwide.

President Biden previewed the decision in remarks on Wednesday. Talking to reporters, he said: "We have been in very, very close contact with Colonial Pipeline, which is the one area you're talking about, where that's one of the reasons that gas prices are going up. And I think you're gonna hear some good news in the next 24 hours. And I think we'll be getting that under control."

 

They Fill Up Jacuzzi-Sized Containers With Gas

They Fill Up Jacuzzi-Sized Containers With Gas

 

Gas Shortage

Gas Shortage

 

It's Been Truly Chaotic

It's Been Truly Chaotic

 

We’ve Received Calls Into The Weartv Newsroom About This Gas Station In Escambia County Selling Regular Gas For $4.29/Gallon

We’ve Received Calls Into The Weartv Newsroom About This Gas Station In Escambia County Selling Regular Gas For $4.29/Gallon

Within a minute of our news car showing up, it was dropped to $3.29

 

Gas Shortage

Gas Shortage

 

Gas Shortage

Gas Shortage


Every Single Canister

Every Single Canister

 

Another Idiot Filling Up...

Another Idiot Filling Up...

 

Methodically Make The Shortage Even Shorter

Methodically Make The Shortage Even Shorter

 

Idiot In Va. Stopped At The Light And Smelled Gas To My Left. Put My Windows Up Quick.

Idiot In Va. Stopped At The Light And Smelled Gas To My Left. Put My Windows Up Quick.

 

People Stockpiling Gasoline And Creating An Unnecessary Shortage

People Stockpiling Gasoline And Creating An Unnecessary Shortage

 

There Have Been Lines At One In The Morning

There Have Been Lines At One In The Morning

 

Demand Has Caused Prices To Skyrocket

Demand Has Caused Prices To Skyrocket

 

Towing Giant Barrels Of Gas Behind Their Truck

Towing Giant Barrels Of Gas Behind Their Truck

 

Pumps Have Been Closed

Pumps Have Been Closed

 

Gas Shortage

Gas Shortage

 

People Are Hoarding So Much Gas They Can't Fit It In Their Tiny Car

People Are Hoarding So Much Gas They Can't Fit It In Their Tiny Car

 

Gas Shortage

Gas Shortage

 

Filling A 100 Gallon Tank During A Gas Shortage

Filling A 100 Gallon Tank During A Gas Shortage

 

Viewing Gas Shortages As An Opportunity To Sell Gas For $16/Gallon (Nc).

Viewing Gas Shortages As An Opportunity To Sell Gas For $16/Gallon (Nc).

 

Filling Up Every Gas Canister They Have In Their Garage

Filling Up Every Gas Canister They Have In Their Garage

4 comments:

  1. Hey! I'm not buying gas at ANY of these places until they start giving a bonus 12-pack of toilet paper along with each $300 purchase. I have standards!

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  2. FYI. Some small farmers buy gasoline in bulk to run the tractors and other equipment.

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  3. ...another stupidly written, biased article that attempts to make people feel bad for looking after themselves. For those of us who living on ranches or in the mountains, having 6-8 five gallon cans of gas is a requirement. How do you think we keep the grass cut, the trees trimmed and our equipment running? How far do you think we have to go to buy gas? How do we know what is the truth about the gas situation? Oh, wait...we shut down the economy and stripped people of their liberty so that we could spend "two-weeks"... "flattening the curve".....remember that lie? It is not the people's fault that we cannot trust media or government. It is these traitors fault that no one finds they or their word credible. No one trusts their word, so why not get as much as your can right now when it is available and they haven't yet completely destroyed the value of the dollar? The person that wrote this tripe is a treasonous prostitute.

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