Atlanta & Charlotte 'Clones: Are you able to get gasoline?

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  1. Go2Guy

    Go2Guy Well-Known Member

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    Saw the news reports last night about the supply chain and infrastructure problems. Long lines and not many stations with gas; hope you all are doing ok.

    I'm traveling to Charlotte this week; I hope my Avis Rental Car is full.:mask:
     
  2. Clone9

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    I'm in Durham, NC, and I heard that a few stations were out of gas on the south side of town, but we're ok here as of right now.
     
  3. Flag Guy

    Flag Guy Well-Known Member

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    I think this quote tells it all

    Along with this

    Gas Pipeline To Atlanta Running At 100 Percent Capacity - News Story - WSB Atlanta
     
  4. Flag Guy

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    Gas lines shorten, as do drivers' fuses in wake of hurricanes - CNN.com

    I'm disgusted that she has to fill up every two days :skeptical:
     
  5. Bubbahotep

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  6. Flag Guy

    Flag Guy Well-Known Member

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    *shrugs* I guess I have a slightly skewed perspective since I chose to live very close to work, I'm single, etc. I do have to drive what might be a more typical commute to go anywhere else, church, grocery store, etc but I still manage a week to a week and a half on a tank. I mean with my typical gas mileage and tank size... I can get around 330 miles before the light comes on.

    Grant you she's driving a Jeep, I'm driving an Elantra. Still, driving 150 (~14/18 mpg city/high way, so thats low estimate for 10 gallons)) or so miles every 2 days? That just seems like a lot of driving to me
     
  7. Bubbahotep

    Bubbahotep Well-Known Member

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    I drive 100 miles a day, but we live close to family and have 4 kids, so where we live is more convenient for the rest of the family than it is for me. Sometimes sacrifices aren't clear cut to the outside observer. If it makes you feel better, the wife drives a Durango, it fits all of us comfortably, but she only drives it 5 miles a day.
     
  8. Flag Guy

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    I realize my opinion is skewed as I don't have to worry about kids or a wife or family (my family is 1000 miles away). But it kinda highlights part of why we're so dependant on oil - Either choosing jobs far from where we want to live or choosing to live far from where we want to work, for whatever reasons (and I'm sure the list of reasons is not short) That, combined with a lack of widely utilized mass transit, are big contributers to our dependance on oil

    Certainly not the only contributers, and not everyone can live only 2 miles (driving) from work, but it doesn't change the significance of it.


    Oh and the fact that it mentioned she drove a Jeep didn't help her case... again I'm an outside observer and there could be other factors like she needs it to drive her kids around when she gets home from work or something, or a newer car isn't affordable, but commuting that far with something that gets 16 mpg isn't helping.



    I should shut up and get off my high horse though... there is ideal and then there is real life, and they rarely come close to each other.

    And I'm not perfect in my habits so... guess I should shut it
     
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  9. Bubbahotep

    Bubbahotep Well-Known Member

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    Maybe we can get together and design a bird suit that would harness air power. I tried coming up with an engine that was powered by my own flatulence, but my stomach started to hurt from all the beans, and I didn't get any for a couple of weeks, so screw that.
     
  10. Flag Guy

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    :biglaugh: :biglaugh: :biglaugh:
     
  11. capitalcityguy

    capitalcityguy Well-Known Member

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    It never ceases to amaze me (maybe confounds is a better term) how little thought people put into the location of their home in relation to the extent this necessitates the amount of time it takes to drive to work each day.

    IMO, if we all did a better job of making smart decisions on where we live in relation to where we work, we'd have far less problems related to energy and dependence on foreign oil than we do today.
     

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