There are rumors of another potential gasoline shortage just days before the 4th of July.
It’s the shortage of tank truck drivers coupled with rising demand that is causing supply chain bottlenecks and shortages. While Greenville and the Carolina’s are not experiencing a gas shortage, gas shortages have been reported in the Pacific Northwest, Northern California, Colorado and Iowa. There are also outages reported in Indianapolis and Columbus, Ohio.
AAA forecasts that 43.6 million Americans will travel by car this Fourth of July weekend, the most so far this year. And given the pent-up desire for summer getaways, it’s possible that demand for gas could top the records that were in the late summer of 2019.