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.