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So. Georgia gas supplies continue to run short

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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

September 22, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Gas supplies are at their lowest level since November of 1967 and Albany gas station owners say it could be several weeks before the supply stabilizes.

On Slappey Boulevard, half of the 16 stations had gasoline Monday. Half were empty with promise of when they might get their tanks filled again. The U.S. Department of Energy delivered oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to several Louisiana refineries.

Station owners say the situation in the gulf still remains uncertain and is causing their shortage because oil platforms were affected.

"They can shut them down a lot quicker then they can bring them back up I think, and then they lost I can't remember what I heard I think 14 platforms in the gulf and then there's been some refinery damage they're still not up to 100 percent," said Wright Woodall of Woodall's.

Stations say because they get a rush of customers every time they have gasoline, their supplies aren't lasting long.

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