Georgia's Gas Shortage

Real Estate Agent with Solid Source Realty 243460

I know this is not a funny situation we are going through but sitting in line, trying to get gas for over 45 minutes brings out things in people that I guess shows their true colors.

I finally found a gas station that had gas. I turn around to get into a long line and decide I might as well wait, since I really don't have any other option. It was like sitting at the airport and watching people, by the way is one of my favorite things to do.  No one was directing traffic so if your gas tank was on the opposite side of the drivers side it was not good for that particular person because after they sat in line and it got to be their turn they had to somehow turn around. The person in front of me finally made it to the pump but had to turn around. During this process another car barrels around and gets that next available tank. I know that I would have probably gotten pretty upset too, and really I should have because that made me have to wait longer but watching the reactions, arguing, yelling and attitudes got me laughing. When people saw me laughing, others starting laughing too. Believe me, not everyone but a lot of them. Patience is a virtue! Tell that to people about to run out of gas and then have to pay over $4.00/gallon when they finally get there. Keep on smiling - It can be contagious.

Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

The good news is that it gives you the opportunity to hand out business cards since many people are moving closer to work. Good luck and hope you get some relief on those gas lines.

Oct 01, 2008 01:01 AM
Eleanor Thorne
Equity Resources - Cary, NC
Advantage Lending 919-649-5058

OMG!  They had NO GAS in the college town where my son is in school at WCU!  NO GAS for 3 days!  We have shortages here too - but it's suppose to get better in 3 or 4 days.  Our Premium is $4.39 (if you can find it!  That's the gas that is GONE!)

Oct 01, 2008 01:15 AM
Angela Lawrence
Noble Merit, REALTORSĀ® - Winston-Salem, NC

road rage has turned to gas station rage......should not last long, suppose to get better in about a week with more refineries getting back up to speed.

Oct 01, 2008 01:22 AM
Lewis Beynon
CENTURY 21 Triangle Group - Raleigh, NC
Lew B Realty

This situation is completely shocking to me.  I just can't believeyou folks are running out of gas.  I know they said was because a pipeline was shut down due to the hurricane activity, but come on multi-billion dollar profit oil companies, turn the dang thing back on already; enough is enough!!!  Good luck, and be sure to pass out your cards while waiting.  Hey, here's an idea; if you have a laptop and a wireless card, log on to your web site and show people some market data for their specific neighborhood!!!  Good luck Gayle!!!!

Oct 01, 2008 01:33 AM
Gayle Rogers
Solid Source Realty - Canton, GA

The only gas we've been able to get is regular and diesel. Some government offices even closed for a couple of days so people could save their gas.

We'll come out of it soon, we always do.


Oct 01, 2008 01:42 AM
Kim Peasley-Parker
AgentOwned Realty, Heritage Group, Inc. - Sumter, SC

I have heard that it might take until mid-October to get all the refineries back up and running and for the supply to return to normal.  I knew it could take up to two weeks to get the refineries back online after any necessary repairs had been completed.  I was raised in a family of chemical plant workers and understand that the processes are not something that can be switched on and off. 

I have heard that down in Charleston, SC they have gas all over.  As for my husband and I, we are sharing my Jetta diesel because diesel is widely avialable right now.  Thank goodness we kept it when we bought the new vehicle.  (Which is sitting in the driveway, with an empty tank.)

Oct 01, 2008 07:16 AM
Reid Clark, HomeOwner's Mortgage of America, Marietta, GA

Well, now we can find gas, but why is it still about 20-30 cents higher than the rest of Georgia?  I heard yesterday that "experts" are saying that we may be under $3/gallon by the end of the year.  That'd be great, but who would have thought that we'd be celebrating $2.99/gallon?   

Oct 08, 2008 04:01 AM