FL Petrolium Council Asks Not to Run on Gas Pumps

By: Blaine Tolison Email
By: Blaine Tolison Email

As Hurricane Ike bears down, there have been a few more Texas refineries shut down, but that is by no means a reason to panic. Eyewitness News spoke with one of two sales terminals in Bainbridge, Georgia called Motiva, which is a joint venture with Shell Oil. The distributor next door could not be contacted.

Motiva says it is allocating gas in Bainbridge, which for some tanker companies--if they were not contracted their--they currently cannot get gas from their usual wholesale supply. Most of Tallahassee's gas and the surrounding areas comes from the two sales terminals in Georgia. Shell Oil says there are many gas stations that are still getting a regular supply, however, the Florida Petroleum Council says if people run on the pumps as they are now, it could cause serious problems. The council urges folks not do that.

The Florida Petroleum Council also says allocation means only certain distributors can get gas, which unfortunately limits some individual gas stations.

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  • by lessthan12parsecs Location: Tallahassee on Sep 12, 2008 at 07:26 PM
    Sorry FL Petroleum council. PEOPLE ARE STUPID. The media mentioned one thing about how gas prices COULD go up and refineries shutting down and people started to panic. And it leads us to the long lines and stations running out of gas in a matter of hours. Then people got on the phone and started calling and turned this thing into a big fiasco...morons.
  • by Bernie Location: Live Oak,FL. on Sep 12, 2008 at 06:17 PM
    On September 5, 1885, the first gasoline pump was manufactured by Sylvanus Bowser of Fort Wayne, Indiana and delivered to Jake Gumper, also of Fort Wayne. The gasoline pump tank had marble valves and wooden plungers and had a capacity of one barrel. Today is September 12,2008, or 123 years after the first U.S. gas pump. One would think in 123 years the folks who are in charge of our gasoline would have brains enough to know to stock pile gas in areas prone to Hurricanes. Like the South East. I guess they would rather shut things down so they can raise the price of gas by saying, "sorry if you run out but there is nothing we can do". Except make billions off the people in need. Go figure.
  • by Lil Location: Wakulla on Sep 12, 2008 at 04:49 PM
    If we have so much fuel on hand, per Bronson why are the prices going up so high?
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