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Old 11-09-2012, 07:37 AM
Pierre Louis Pierre Louis is offline
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Originally Posted by Snipe656 View Post
Does rationing like that truly cause a major inconvenience? I just assume you still get to fill up completely and I'd thought most any vehicle would last at least a few days before needing more fuel.
Having lived through the early 1970's when similar rationing occurred, I can say, yes it does matter. What you have usually is a limited supply of fuel and very long lines with only a few stations open at a time to create the need for rationing.

What this does, as you might point out, is make the line just as long or longer since people will wait a day to stand on line anyway. It may perhaps prevent the yahoos who get paranoid and stand on line just to "top it off."

Government there to help out, eh?!

I got to know which stations had more fuel more consistently and stuck with them. Usually they were company owned, i.e. Sunoco or Exxon instead of privately owned stations.

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