Gas pumps are out of gas in central Arkansas

    8:10 PM, Mar 19, 2012   |    comments
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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- If you recently tried to fill up with no luck, don't worry. There is no shortage of gasoline, only a delay in delivery.

    A viewer emailed THV and stated she had to go to three or four stations in the last two days because the gas pumps are shut down. She finally had to buy premium.

    "I want to know what's causing this," the resident stated.

    David Zakrzewski, the President and CEO of Coulson Oil told THV on Monday that a pipeline glitch caused the temporary delay.

    The pipeline, which starts in Texas and runs diagonally across Arkansas, feeds the Little Rock gas terminal.

    "I'm not sure exactly what caused it, but they had to shut the delivery pipeline down so it pushed our delivery four days later. So there's product out there we just couldn't get it delivered in the timely fashion that we normally do," Zakrzewski said.

    Therefore some stations ran out, but what factor decides who gets what remains in these gas terminals?

    "Everyone is treated equally. They've all got certain amount of product and it's all dispersed based upon pre-set arrangements," Zakrzewski said.

    And as far as when the problem will be fixed:

    "We'll get deliveries in the terminals on Tuesday evening, that's what I'm told right now. Don't panic. I think we'll be in good shape midweek," Zakrzewski added.

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