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Kyiv Asks Residents to Stop Driving
Kyiv Asks Residents
to Stop Driving

Kyiv Asks Residents to Stop Driving

Zelensky says he's working on solving fuel shortage but it's not easy

(Newser) - Long lines of cars form at gas stations in Ukraine—if they have any fuel to sell. Many flash a zero on their signs next to each fuel type, meaning there's no supply. At most stations with gas, drivers are allowed to only to buy about 2½ gallons at...

Gas Could Cost Your Family an Extra $2K This Year
At Gas Pumps, 'Dire Situation'
May Be Here Awhile  

At Gas Pumps, 'Dire Situation' May Be Here Awhile

Russia's invasion of Ukraine sent US into 'hyper-supply crunch;' it's not expected to improve soon

(Newser) - We haven't seen gas prices this high in the US since 2008, with Russia's invasion of Ukraine being a primary driver. AAA reports that the average cost of a gallon of gas was $4.17 as of Tuesday morning, per CNN Business . That's a 10-cents-per-gallon increase just...

Gas Situation in the UK Is a Little Crazy Right Now

Shortage of truck drivers so severe that troops may have to fill in

(Newser) - Lines of cars formed at British gas stations for a fourth day on Monday, as the government mulled sending in the army to help ease the supply disruptions triggered by a shortage of truck drivers. As unions called for emergency workers to be given priority for fuel supplies, Petrol Retailers...

Some Gas Stations Are Running Out of Gas

As the July 4 holiday weekend looms

(Newser) - Not only are gas prices their highest in nearly seven years—in some parts of the US, you might struggle even to be able to get gas at all. Stations are running out of fuel, CNN reports, due to a tank truck driver shortage and rising demand leading to supply...

Guy in Hummer Fills Up 4 Gas Containers. Then, Flames

Vehicle burst into flames shortly after

(Newser) - The latest in the US gasoline panic: A Hummer burst into flames at a Florida gas station moments after the driver filled up four 5-gallon gas containers Wednesday morning. Citrus County Fire Rescue crews were called to an intersection near the Homosassa gas station around 11am to find the vehicle...

Colonial Paid Ransom to Hackers: Bloomberg

Drivers in Southeastern states can expect 'headaches' for another week or longer

(Newser) - Colonial Pipeline said this week it had no intention of paying ransom to the hackers who crippled its fuel shipments . So how did the company manage to begin restoring operations on Wednesday? As it turns out, Colonial paid a ransom after all, reports Bloomberg . The outlet says the company shelled...

Cops: Gas Thief Drilled Holes in U-Haul Trucks

Suspect spilled a lot more than he stole

(Newser) - Police in Griffin, Ga., are looking for a gas thief—and they're pretty sure they're not dealing with the finest criminal mind of a generation. Police say the suspect drilled holes in the tanks of parked U-Haul trucks and stole around 5 gallons of gas, spilling another 35...

Feds Warn Against Hoarding Gasoline in Plastic Bags

GasBuddy app buckles under demand

(Newser) - The government says there's no need for Americans to be hoarding gasoline—especially not if they're going to be putting it in plastic bags. "Do not fill plastic bags with gasoline," the Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a tweet Wednesday. Other tweets urged consumers to...

Rumors Swirl as Gas Shortage Hits N. Korea

Beijing may have tightened supply

(Newser) - An acute shortage of gasoline in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang that has sparked price hikes and hoarding is raising fears of potentially crippling pain at the pumps if things don't get better soon—and driving rumors that China is to blame. The shortage, which is extremely unusual...

Sandy's Gas Shortage Fuels Panic, Tempers

NYC cab companies have to ground fuel-less fleets

(Newser) - Some gas stations in New York and New Jersey are still without power, while others have gone dry, prompting panic among residents looking to fuel their cars and backup generators until things return to normal, reports Reuters . At least half of all service stations in NYC can't sell gas,...

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