McCrory: drivers need to be patient, more gas mid-week
Posted on 29 Sep 2008 by Justin Ruckman
“Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory said more gas is on the way, and it’ll likely hit town by mid-week. (…)
McCrory said drivers need to be patient.
‘It’s going to take a little bit of time to get out of this cycle as everyone plays catch-up from refinery to the consumer,’ said McCrory, who spoke on the phone from Asheville.
He said that across North Carolina, Charlotte is still seeing some of the worst of it.
‘Chapel Hill and Raleigh, there are no lines whatsoever; in Greensboro, there’s periodically no gas, but no lines; and in Asheville, where I am now, there are some lines but there are some gas stations closed,’ said McCrory.
The biggest reason for the problems: the main pipeline that feeds fuel to the Charlotte area is still running at 75 percent. There’s no timetable when it’ll be back to 100 percent.”
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