(TreeHouse) – Rising unemployment, massive inflation, “stagflation” and now gas lines … Looks like that recent meeting with Jimmy Carter was about recreating the 1970s.
The White House responds to fuel shortages appearing in the mid-Atlantic and southeast:
“The President continues to be regularly briefed on the Colonial Pipeline incident. The Administration is continually assessing the impact of this ongoing incident on fuel supply for the East Coast.
We are monitoring supply shortages in parts of the Southeast and are evaluating every action the Administration can take to mitigate the impact as much as possible. The President has directed agencies across the Federal Government to bring their resources to bear to help alleviate shortages where they may occur.” ( read more )
The statement from the White House is a little obtuse, considering the administration has yet to waive the Jones Act to streamline fuel transportation.
To be fair, the current areas running out of gas are more likely a combination of panic purchasing than an actual fuel supply issue. However, as seen in regions where hurricanes lead to panic purchasing, the lack of fuel can be an issue that cascades quickly.
Some Virginia stations run out of gas as pipeline shutdown continues https://t.co/i1ChqMdOGZ
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) May 11, 2021
Gas stations are running out of gas. pic.twitter.com/ywcbEW20Bq
— QueenofHearts (@RosaPilgrim) May 11, 2021
OUT OF GAS – I’ve watched car after car drive through the Circle K on Massachusetts and Mobile Hwy, only to find they’re out of regular gas — only diesel.
— Olivia Iverson (@OliviaIversonTV) May 10, 2021
Gas lines in N Myrtle Beach, most stations are out of gas. Is this our new America? pic.twitter.com/UOs0luLn22
— Kim S (@KSS141) May 11, 2021
Just finished up my run. The gas station in Camilla has been busy since I got home. Rural Georgia struggles if the cities run out of gas. Hoping more utilities take IT Security seriously (and more schools.) patch windows, update servers, educate about phishing. pic.twitter.com/ehBgrWp0yX
— Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) May 10, 2021
— Dylan Potter (@Dylan_Potter63) May 11, 2021
This is crazy. I stopped for gas just now having no idea what was happening. It’s out. People here told me they’d been to other stations and found the same. pic.twitter.com/7LDVdUXPo4
— Greg Suskin (@GSuskinWSOC9) May 11, 2021