NC Governor Roy Cooper has just declared a state of emergency amid a growing gas shortage due to the cyber attack of the Colonial Pipeline.
The new declaration will temporarily suspending motor vehicle fuel regulations in hopes of providing continued fuel supplies throughout our state.
“Today’s emergency declaration will help North Carolina prepare for any potential motor vehicle fuel supply interruptions across the state and ensure motorists are able to have access to fuel,” Governor Cooper said in a press release.
You can read the entire Executive Order No. 213 here.
With an increasing number of gas stations around Charlotte now running out of gas, many residents are turning to fuel station apps such as Gas Buddy and Cheap Gas to find the stations that still have some fuel left…and stations that haven’t yet resorted to price gouging.
Last night, gas was $2.79 here. It was about $2.65 over the weekend. Then people panic bought, and blocked my road, to the point where I couldn’t get home. And now, here we are, up 50 cents in 9 hours. pic.twitter.com/HDzNvQI0JZ
— Billy Howell (@CoachBilly1) May 11, 2021
Have you been able to find gas this week?