Good luck on finding stations with gasoline available so long as credit availability is locked down tight.

At least one person has mentioned to me this morning that gasoline is becoming more scarce. Many gas stations on his normal commute route were out of gas this morning. This is despite the reopening of the Gulf pipeline and greater supplies.

Has the credit crunch extended to the gas stations already? Can they not afford to purchase gasoline from their suppliers due to the fact that the credit markets have totally dried up?

If gas stations had to pay cash on the barrel head (pun intended) for gasoline from their suppliers it would take a huge amount of cash. Cash that no station I can imagine would have on hand or even in the bank.

If you figure a 10,000 gallon delivery at a steeply discounted price of $3.00 per gallon, that works out to $30,000 dollars for a single delivery. Perhaps company owned stations can deal with this, but the independents will be totally unable to purchase gasoline so long as credit is unavailable.

Perhaps this is part of the plan by the large oil companies to put the independents out of business. If so the timing of the credit crisis could not be better.

Look for long gas lines, and incredibly high prices when gasoline is available. Food will become scarce as will other necessary items. Many businesses of all types will fail and we will truly have a depression. This despite the fact that the current administration does not admit that we are already in a recession.

It will not be pretty.

The best thing we can do now is vote the republican greed machine who caused this crisis out of office on November 4.

Get out and Vote for Change

Vote Democratic

on November 4

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