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.
Line for gas at Nippers Corner in Nashville (off Old Hickory Blvd). pic.twitter.com/zvVNR99Zx7
— Jeremy K. Gover (@govertime) September 17, 2016
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:
— Carlos Whittaker (@loswhit) September 17, 2016