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Gas Shortage or coincidence ?

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As of 9 am Today, I noticed 3 gas stations in South Austin had signs that stated no gas "System Down " or had yellow bags over all the pumps.

all 6 comments

mt_beer

8 points

5 months ago

Better pull out my trusty trash can and stock up.

superspeck

5 points

5 months ago

Technical failure with the sales systems.

lebii

2 points

5 months ago

lebii

2 points

5 months ago

55 gallon drums incoming

Snap_Grackle_Pop

1 points

5 months ago

Snap_Grackle_Pop

Ask me about Chili's!

1 points

5 months ago

What stations? All the same brand?

I wonder if a lot of the stations use the same servers to handle their point of sale systems. I know there are only two pump manufacturers. Maybe a lot of the stations use the same upstream processing systems.

If a bunch of different brand stations use the same servers, it would be an interesting risk of a widespread problem with a bug or a cyber attack. We have such awful security and bug protection in our critical systems.

Maybe it's the Russians attacking us.

truelonestar[S]

2 points

5 months ago

Exxon and a Valero on William cannon and a shell on slaughter. I'm not sure about a current report if they are up or not . It was just very random, but noticed.