No Gas in NS
Submitted by idkwtfttyl
Okay, since I haven’t seen anything on this site regarding this growing issue, and I’m not even sure the rest of the country is aware of it, I would like to make it known that there is no gas in Nova Scotia right now, and will possibly not be replenished until Thursday.
What happened was the price was lowered to 99 cents. Everyone raced to fill up their cars and cans while it’s so affordable. Unfortunately we were already low, and now gas stations everywhere are empty. In my town and surrounding communities on the South Shore, there is onlyone gas station operating, and the police are having to direct traffic because people are lined up into the streets. It’s now at the point that cars are running on empty.
This is a growing problem. Just to put it into perspective, I work at a hospital, and today we had to cancel several home visits because the nurses can’t drive like they normally can. (And if this is the part where you’re asking why the hospital doesn’t just fork over the money, then I would like to remind you that the NS healthcare budget is at an all time low, and we’re already asked to do more with less.)
I’m sure you’re wondering, why don’t just have more sent in? But here’s the thing. It is here. There are two ships currently sitting in the Halifax harbor, but they are not filling up the trucks. They’re just waiting. Until when? Supposedly until the price goes back up. Why? Supposedly so the companies can make more money.
This is only occurring in Nova Scotia, and we are the only ones who had the price drop below the dollar, so that is what I am going to believe. I’ve heard several different theories though, since they’re not giving us any explanation we can’t be sure. But I do know that my own tank is almost empty, and I need to get to work. I really don’t want to make a half-hour trip to the only open gas station just to wait an hour to maybefill it up, but it looks like I’ll have to.
This is like the start of every post-apocalyptic novel I’ve read.