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By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

September 14, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Hurricane Ike has caused a fuel-frenzy in many states. Several gas stations in Albany have run out of fuel all together. And there could be more isolated shortages in the next few days.

Refineries on the Gulf Coast are still shut down as damage from Hurricane Ike is being assessed. The government is now releasing oil from its emergency stockpiles to refineries experiencing shortages.

In Albany, the Woodall's on North Slappey, the BP on Dawson and Westgate, and the Chevron on Stuart Avenue are three stations completely out of gas. Some drivers say this shows us that we rely on too few sources for fuel.

"There is clearly a shortage of supply. The tanks are empty. You look over there, and there are bags over the pumps. There is to much concentrated in to few areas. A hurricane can cause to much damage. We are to reliant on over seas oil. We need to drill more," said William Carswell.

Many of the stations that are out of fuel say they may not be able to get more gas until maybe Monday or Tuesday.

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