Rumors of gas shortage cause actual gas shortage

There was not a gas shortage, but people thought there was going to be a gas shortage, so lots of people filled up on gas, and now there’s a gas shortage. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy.

The concerns of a shortage stem from a September 9 oil spill from a pipeline near Helena, Ala, which supplies much of the gas for the Southeast.

Or, as this citizen reporter/entertainer puts it:

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