DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS-GAS SHORTAGE PANIC

ODESSA, TEXAS/SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 – A RUMOR ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND AN ALLEGED RADIO STATION BROADCAST BARKING OUT THAT ODESSA GASOLINE STATIONS WERE GOING TO RUN OUT OF GAS, BECAUSE A MAJOR REFIENERY IN HOUSTON HAD SHUT DOWN DUE TO THE FLODDING, CAUSED BY HURRICANE HARVEY. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT ON BOTH MEDIAS TRIGGERED MASS HYSTERIA AMONG ODESSA RESIDENTS.

ODESSA RESIDENTS PANICED AND RUSHED TO GAS STATIONS AROUND THE CITY TO FILL UP THEIR GAS TANKS CREATING TRAFFIC PROBLEMS AND CONGESTION AT THE GAS PUMPS AND AT THE GAS STATIONS.

(ADAN CONTRERAS, ODESSA RESIDENT)

“WE CAME JUST FOR A LITTLE GAS JUST IN CASE THEY DO RUN OUT, BUT I BELIEVE IT’S KIND OF FAKE NEWS.”

(JOHNNY WOODBY, WITNESS TO PANIC)

“I DON’T THINK PEOPLE WANT TO RUN OUT OF GAS, BECAUSE THEY GOTTA GET TO WORK; THEY DON’T REALLY HAVE A CHOICE. SO, IF THERE’S A RESERVE, THEY’VE GOTTA COME AND GET IT, THEY DON’T HAVE ANY OTHER CHOICE RIGHT NOW.”

ONE WITNESS AT THE 7-11 ON 8TH STREET NEXT TO ALBERTSON’S, SAID THAT HE STARTED SEEING PEOPLE CRAM IN TO THE GAS PUMP AREA AT APPROXIMATELY 2PM. THIS CAUSED MANY RESIDENTS TO BECOME IMPATIENT AND FRUSTRATED WITH OTHER MOTORIST TAKING TOO LONG TO GAS UP.

(JOHNNY WOODBY, WITNESS TO PANIC)

“NO WRECKS, AND NO FIGHTS, BELIEVE IT OR NOT. SO, THAT’S A GOOD THING.”

MISINFORMATION OF 75% OF THE SUPPLY OF GASOLINE THAT ODESSA AND MIDLAND RECEIVES IGNITED THE PANIC. INDUSTRY WORKERS, WHO DID NOT WANT TO BE IDENTIFIED SAID THAT ONLY 20% TO 30% OF THE GASOLINE SUPPLY COMES IN TO THE PERMIAN BASIN FROM HOUSTON REFINERIES.

AS OF, SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 SEVERAL GAS STATIONS THAT CARRY TEXACO GASOLINE AND PRODUCTS HAVE SET THEIR PRICES AT 2 DOLLARS AND 59 CENTS, WHILE ALON GASOLINE IS HOLDING AT 2 DOLLARS AND 39 CENTS.

FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA.

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Author: Danny Barrera