Originally Posted by jimhri
the "problem" we are told in detroit is due to a gasoline shortage because of decreased refinery capacity in indiana caused by needed maintence.
so my question is.............
if prices are up due to a SHORTAGE in supply, why have i not seen gas stations with "out of fuel" signs or at least some pumps out of service because the tanks are empty?
it's a regional shortage, not a national or global shortage. it's being trucked in from further out, thus incurring higher shipping charges, as well as typical demand-driven gouging.
of course there's the other possibility too - your tinfoil hat is covering your eyes and thus you can't see some of the pumps that are out of service (I honestly don't recall anytime since the 70s embargo have I seen signs indicating 'no gas' - they just usually say out of service, or have a red ribbon on the handle)