UPDATE———————————-As of Monday morning, TravelCenters of America says that there are no locations that are currently rationing diesel fuel.
ORIGINAL STORY————————-A popular truck stop chain has reported that they’ve limited the amount of diesel fuel that can be purchased due to “market supply” issues.
TravelCenters of America said via the company website that diesel rationing is taking place at three stores located in Utah, Arizona, and Nevada.
From the company site:
- Diesel gallons at TA Express Parowan, UT are currently limited to 60 per purchase due to market supply. Please use TA Express Salina, UT, I-70, Exit 56, as an alternate fueling location.
- Diesel gallons at TA Kingman, AZ are currently limited to 60 per purchase due to market supply. Please use Petro Kingman, AZ, I-40, Exit 66, as an alternate fueling location.
- Diesel gallons at Petro Las Vegas, NV are currently limited to 60 per purchase due to market supply. Please use TA Las Vegas, NV, I-15, Exit 33, as an alternate fueling location.
Fuel shortages have been a hot button issue so far this year. In May, a ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline by the hacker group DarkSide put fuel in short supply in several states and prompted the FMCSA to issue an emergency declaration in an effort to speed up fuel deliveries.
Over the late spring and early summer, intermittent fuel shortages have been reported in several states. This has largely been blamed on a shortage of available tanker truck drivers to transport fuel and not on any supply issues.