I play poker with a guy. He’s in real estate. And last week at the card table, he says something to the effect of “My brother-in-law is in the energy business. He says fill up your tank now, because what Ike did to the refineries around Houston will be felt in Dallas in the coming weeks. We’ll have a gas shortage.” At which point, everyone else at the table began mocking him — and the mockery continued in the days that followed, with e-mails sent around to the entire poker group every time someone filled up his car and THANKED GOD that there was actually enough gas to do it.
But hang on. A friend told me this weekend about not being able to find anything other than super premium at one gas station. And I’ve seen more than one station with plastic bags over pump handles, indicating a dearth of gas.
It it just me?