After a record number of stations closed things are getting better.
It should come as no surprise that prior to Hurricane Irma hitting Florida this weekend there was a historic demand for gasoline sparked major gas shortages in the days before Hurricane Irma struck Florida over the weekend.
Bay Area residents who need gas this morning will find that depending on where they live getting to a gas station today will be another goal they can achieve in getting back to normal.
From Saturday through Monday, nearly half of the gas stations in Jacksonville, Tampa, West Palm Beach and Fort Myers are also empty after Floridians took to their cars to flee the path of the storm.
These widespread gasoline outages threaten to make life even more difficult for Florida residents as they try to return home to see if their property suffered damage from Irma’s powerful winds and storm surge.
The big key to fixing the gas shortages will be getting Florida’s ports reopened to receive fuel shipments. Florida has few refineries of its own, making it reliant on tankers and barges to meet virtually all of its huge appetite for fuel.
From the good folks at AAA here are the gas stations in the area that are open and more should open as the weather gets better.
Other open gas stations (subject to change):
All 7-Eleven stations
Citgo; Channelside 1909 Adamo Drive, 9320 E. Adamo Drive, 5018 N. Armenia Avenue, 701 E. Bearss Ave., 1815 Waters Ave.
Wawa; 401 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., 7408 E. Hillsborough Ave., 5702. W. Waters Ave., 2604 South US Highway 301, 2510 N. 50th Street, 10115 Bloomingdale Ave. 9617 US 301, 2926 E. State Road 60, 8800 Park Blvd N, 1710 Brandon Blvd., 4320 US Hwy 98N
Circle K; 5202 W. Sligh Ave., 1295 Kingsway Road, 4804 Gunn Hwy., 8705 Citrus Park Dr., 1499 S Belcher Road, 8400 US 301, 2810 College Ave., 9218 Gibsonton Dr., 2209 N Park Road
Mobil; 6017 W. Linebaugh Ave., 101 40th Ave N, 3100 54th Ave. S, 6290 Lake Osprey Dr., 5891 Fruitville Road, 3580 & 5754 Clark Road, 911 N Dale Mabry Hwy, 1705 & 3024 W. Hillsborough Ave., 24905 FL-54, 10865 Cross Creek Blvd
Exxon; 6201 34th St N, 825 49th ST N, 1841 S Tamiami Trail
Shell; 1800 34th St N, 5133 FL 674
Chevron 1750 34th St S, 502 E. Dr MLK Jr Blvd, 6022 FL-54, 19651 Bruce B Downs Blvd, 6444 Massachusetts Ave.
RaceTrac; 3105 College Ave., 934 Havendale Blvd NW, 30480 Cortez Blvd, 15474 FL-52, 27140 FL-56
BP; 5802 FL 674, 4843 W Kennedy Blvd, 13016 County Line Road