Three Out of Four Gas Stations Are Dry in Some Southern Cities


More than three-quarters of gasoline stations in some southern U.S. cities have run out of gasoline as a massive pipeline shutdown stretches into a fifth day.

In Spartanburg, South Carolina, 78% of outlets were out of gasoline, while Pensacola, Florida, and Charlotte, North Carolina, had 73% and 71% outage rates, respectively, according to data from retail tracker GasBuddy.

About 65% of filling stations in Norfolk, Virginia, have sold out of gasoline, the data showed.

Florida cities south of the panhandle, where most of the state’s population lives, are “looking good” as far as gasoline supplies are concerned, GasBuddy analyst Patrick DeHaan said.

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