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Matt J

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May 9, 2007
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Good thing folks have panic bought all the available gas. This is going to get real interesting come next week when half the staff that makes our area function can't get to work.
 

leeboy

Beach Lover
Aug 19, 2015
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Yesterday 2.5% of stations in FLA were dry. Why doesn't that get through to all the social media addicted instead of "OMG get GAS NOW"!
 

Poppaj

SoWal Insider
Oct 9, 2015
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Good thing folks have panic bought all the available gas. This is going to get real interesting come next week when half the staff that makes our area function can't get to work.
Former guy should tell his handler to stop messing with our pipelines.
 

Will B

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Jan 5, 2006
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So...here's the folly of it all. The panhandle does not get its gas via pipeline. It all comes in via barge, tanker, and truck. Sowal is not affected by the pipeline hack. It's being affected by pure stupidity and unfounded panic.
 

Poppaj

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Oct 9, 2015
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So...here's the folly of it all. The panhandle does not get its gas via pipeline. It all comes in via barge, tanker, and truck. Sowal is not affected by the pipeline hack. It's being affected by pure stupidity and unfounded panic.
Here’s the truth, it’s a ripple effect. Attack on pipeline plus stupidity.
 
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bob1

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Jun 26, 2010
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According to Gas Buddy all area stations have gas - stay home and enjoy your rainy day.
 

Matt J

SWGB
May 9, 2007
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So...here's the folly of it all. The panhandle does not get its gas via pipeline. It all comes in via barge, tanker, and truck. Sowal is not affected by the pipeline hack. It's being affected by pure stupidity and unfounded panic.

Barges of fuel are already being diverted to the east coast. It could still affect us.
 

Pbpb

Beach Comber
Mar 6, 2021
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Rosemary
Might have spoke too soon. Looks like the majority of the pumps are out.
PCB side still has gas though.

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Poppaj

SoWal Insider
Oct 9, 2015
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Passed by Holiday Rd Tom Thumb, looked like most pumps had yellow bags. Just a couple of pumps had cars.
 

Kurt Lischka

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Walton County Not Affected by Colonial Pipeline Shutdown; Urges Against Panic Buying of Fuel

During the meeting of the Walton County Board of County Commissioners held on Tuesday, May 11th, Emergency Management Director Jeff Goldberg briefed the BCC on the current state of fuel supply in Walton County and expectations for the future.

According to Goldberg, the issues currently affecting the Colonial Pipeline shutdown do not directly affect Walton County, the panhandle or State of Florida. This is based on information received from the Florida Division of Emergency Management.

The State of Florida, including Walton County, does not receive its fuel from the pipeline, but rather, receives its fuel from ports located across the state. The main supply for fuel in Walton County comes from the Port of Jacksonville and some fuel is obtained at the Murphy Oil Terminal in Freeport.

At this time, any shortages occurring in Walton County are not due to the lack of fuel supply but are linked to a run on fuel by the public. At this time, the County urges residents, and visitors, to refrain from panic buying additional fuel and hording and storing the fuel in such items as gas cans or tanks, as not only does this affect local stations, but the unsafe storage of large amounts of fuel can create a safety hazard. "Please refrain from panic buying" states Walton County Emergency Management Director Jeff Goldberg "our fuel supply is intact and we are closely monitoring the situation with state and local agencies".


Due to the national shortage and the shortage affecting the region around Walton County, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued Region Emergency Declaration No. 2021-002. This declaration provides for regulatory relief for commercial motor vehicle operations while providing direct assistance supporting emergency relief efforts transporting gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, and other refined petroleum products and grants relief from certain parts of sections 390 through 399 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations, to allow for increased deliver of fuel.


In addition, Governor DeSantis signed Executive Order Number 21-105 declaring a State of Emergency that, among other things, prevents "unconscionable price within the area that the state of emergency is declared" (statewide). The Florida Attorney General has activated the Price Gouging Hotline. Suspected price gouging can be reported by calling 1-866-966-7226.
 
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