Plastic bags over pump handles can be seen all over Chattooga County and Northwest Georgia. The shortage of gasoline has caused concern for many Chattooga County residents. According to one local gas station owner the gas shortage is causing local business to dwindle. Many gas stations rely on the sale of tobacco, beer and other items besides gas for their profit. As the gas shortage continues many of their customers are simply staying at home and not purchasing anything.
Reportedly the shortage of gas is supposed to be eased as the fuel begins to flow hrough the pipelines that feed the South today. Many area residents are left wondering how they will get back and forth to work if the shortage is not eased soon.