Truck Stop Giant Restricting Amount of Fuel Per Purchase in Response to ‘Supply Outages’
Westlake, OH – TravelCenters of America and Petro Stopping Centers (TA-Petro) are now rationing fuel at some locations by capping the amount each consumer can purchase.
TA-Petro made the announcement on Wednesday, stating the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline is forcing the company to bring in fuel products from other markets in order to minimize any further disruptions in gasoline and diesel services.
“We are currently experiencing intermittent supply outages at sites and may be limiting the amount of gallons per purchase depending on location,” the company said.
TA-Petro did not specify which locations are affected or what the limits are.
Meanwhile, other major truck stop chains such as Love’s Travel Stops and Pilot-Flying J are also reporting a growing number of gas and diesel outages across multiple states.
Currently, Love’s is reporting eight stores with no diesel and 22 stores out of gas across Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
Additionally, the company said 45 stores across Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia remain at risk of soon running dry.
A Love’s spokesperson told Transportation Nation Network on Wednesday afternoon the truck stop chain is not currently putting restrictions on the amount of product customers can purchase.
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Pilot-Flying J is reporting complete diesel outages at 17 locations across Georgia, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina.
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According to the popular fuel tracking app Gas Buddy, currently the most impacted states are Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
Gasoline Outages by state, percent of all stations without gasoline, as of 3pm CT:
— Patrick De Haan ⛽️📊 (@GasBuddyGuy) May 12, 2021
Late Wednesday afternoon came the much welcomed news that the Colonial Pipeline has restarted operations.
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TransportationNation.com will continue to track new developments closely.
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