Arkansas State of Emergency Panic Ahead of Ike

. Saturday, September 13

The Daily Citizen reports that Governor Mike Beebe's state of emergency yesterday because of gas supply line interruptions caused a widespread panic and gas station tanks were emptied within hours. Gas prices went up as well, most now near $4 per gallon, with rumors of $5 and even $9 per gallon in some areas. Beebe and the Arkansas Attorney General are aware of the hysteria and urge people to keep receipts and take photos of the marquis with the gas price as evidence in a strong effort to prosecute price gouging during the crisis. The pipeline that supplies Arkansas will remain shut down until Hurricane Ike is no longer a threat to the Gulf Coast.

2 comments: said...

My wife told me that someone saw over $5.00 a gallon gasoline in Cabot yesterday.

Fortunately, we filled up our two vehicles Thursday night.

Theresa Komor said...

It's good that you got ahead of the mad rush. It was incredible around here yesterday with lines all the way down the streets. What a mess.