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'Intermittent' gas shortage could continue for a month

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Ballingers in Midtown appeared to be completely out of fuel Thursday. Signs read: Temporarily unable to pump gas due to the gas shortage. Ballingers in Midtown appeared to be completely out of fuel Thursday. Signs read: Temporarily unable to pump gas due to the gas shortage.
But Ballingers, and many other stations, received a fuel delivery Friday morning, which temporarily ended the shortage. But Ballingers, and many other stations, received a fuel delivery Friday morning, which temporarily ended the shortage.

(WMC-TV) - Mid-South drivers who were running on empty this week also saw a gas shortage across the area. As of Friday most stations were back on full.

On Thursday LaToria Matthews, a clerk at C-Town in Covington, knew gas was available at all of her pumps, but she did not know why.

"Everybody is puzzled. I'm puzzled too," she said.

Ballingers in Midtown appeared to be completely out of fuel as well. Signs on pumps read: Temporarily unable to pump gas due to the gas shortage.

But Ballingers, and many other stations, received a fuel delivery Friday morning, which temporarily ended the shortage.

One fuel truck driver said there is a shortage of ethanol. He said trucks for his company go to Little Rock to get what they need. He said Valero Refinery in Memphis seems to be the problem.

Valero Spokesperson Bill Day said the company does not discuss operational or production rates.

Some people say the gas shortage is intermittent, but it likely will go on for possibly a month.

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