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Old 05-12-2021, 01:34 PM
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Emergency Fuel Waiver in SE / East Coast

I'm in Birmingham, and everyone made a run on the pumps yesterday. The Colonial Pipeline runs through Birmingham. It is very well known since it exploded a couple of years ago and a number of workers were killed and injured. Regardless, it appears the EPA is authorizing the sale of gas with "relaxed requirements." I guess that means non-ethanol? If I'm not mistaken, the ethanol is mixed at the terminal.

Anyway, this is stupid.
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Old 05-12-2021, 02:34 PM
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Seems odd since supply isn't the issue but rather distribution. Everywhere close to my house here in GA is out too. Panic buying madness.
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Old 05-12-2021, 03:10 PM
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Panic buying madness.
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Old 05-12-2021, 03:17 PM
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I'm in Birmingham, and everyone made a run on the pumps yesterday. The Colonial Pipeline runs through Birmingham. It is very well known since it exploded a couple of years ago and a number of workers were killed and injured. Regardless, it appears the EPA is authorizing the sale of gas with "relaxed requirements." I guess that means non-ethanol? If I'm not mistaken, the ethanol is mixed at the terminal.

Anyway, this is stupid.
I have to come to Birmingham this weekend to pick up my son's camper. Any diesel available over there? The panic buying was on here in MS Monday. Blows my mind!
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Old 05-12-2021, 03:31 PM
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The pipeline should be fully functional by then. I drove past a few stations in my neighborhood and all had gas. There is a Buccee's on exit 140 on I-20 I'm certain it will have DEF and diesel. Just 7iles past downtown and an easy drive. Rural areas have plenty of gas. I have a half tank and resisted the urge to buy fuel. You should be good especially with diesel.
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Old 05-12-2021, 03:32 PM
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I should add those stations did not have gas yesterday so trucks are running.
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Old 05-12-2021, 03:39 PM
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I appreciate the info! I was kind of weary of making the trip. Not trying to derail the thread, but since you're in Birmingham, where do you boat at? We go to Smith Lake at least once a year. Love it up there.
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Old 05-12-2021, 07:42 PM
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I have a cabin on Lake Martin south of BHM. It has gotten way too popular. Smith Lake is awesome. But Nashville will discover it soon.
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Old 05-12-2021, 07:58 PM
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Too late.... I'm in Nashville and we've been going to Smith lake for 20 years
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Old 05-13-2021, 11:07 AM
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Seems odd since supply isn't the issue but rather distribution. Everywhere close to my house here in GA is out too. Panic buying madness.
There is gas (and diesel) stockpiled all over the US and there is supposedly enough to last a month or more in nearly every location. The pipeline is not the problem it is too many people buying excess gas and hoarding it and not enough delivery trucks to keep up supplying the gas stations. One delivery driver on the news said instead of visiting his stations every few days they were running out in hours and of course he cannot be in 2 or 3 places at once to keep them filled.
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