Perdue: Gas shortage may linger for another week or two

25 09 2008

Access North Atlanta

ATLANTA – Another day and another day of gas shortages in North Georgia.  The situation has not changed much Thursday morning – some outlets are completely out of gas, others have one or two grades. It seems North Gwinnett, especially around Suwanee, is in the best shape, according to reports we were getting Thursday morning.

A spot check Wednesday afternoon found varying prices and quantities in the Gainesville area.

Gov. Sonny Perdue warned Wednesday that it may be two more weeks before the shortage completely resolves itself but he added, “don’t panic, there will be supply.”

A waiver from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency allowing Georgia to pump “dirtier” gas may help eventually.

Perdue requested the waiver Monday and it was approved Tuesday, but the governor’s critics say he should have acted last week.

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