PANAMA CITY Fla. (WMBB) — You’ve probably noticed it’s taking more to fill up your tank. Across the country, people are rushing to the pumps in fear of a shortage.
Where are the gas shortages in Florida?
Shortages have been more acute in the Florida Panhandle, with reports of 73 percent of stations in Pensacola without gas, and 44 percent in Tallahassee.
Why is there a gas shortage in the Panhandle?
(Cap News) – Gas distribution problems resulting from the cyberattack that shut down the Colonial Pipeline are causing long lines and empty pumps in the Florida panhandle.That coupled with a nationwide driver shortage for petroleum truck drivers and then the cyber attack on the Colonial Pipeline,” said Kimsey.
Why is there a gas shortage in Florida?
The rush to fill up tanks and empty gas cans is the likely the cause of local shortages, experts say. For the past few days, long lines have wound out of gas stations in Tallahassee with people anxious to fill up, but that in itself has caused many pumps to be emptied.
Why is there no gas in Florida 2021?
Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency Tuesday evening in response to gasoline shortages in Florida caused by the shutdown of a major pipeline by hackers.
Why is there a gas shortage 2021?
The market-rebalancing process was accelerated by a long cold winter, especially a deep freeze over Texas in February. As a result, gas inventories swung from a large surplus to the pre-pandemic five-year average in the second half of 2020 to a deficit by the end of the second quarter of 2021.
Can you get gas in Florida?
Does Florida have a gasoline shortage? Some parts of Florida, including Tallahassee and Panama City, get gas from Bainbridge, Georgia, where Colonial has a supply line. But about 90% of Florida’s fuel flows in through the ports on cargo ships, AAA says.