Do Not Hoard Fuel!
HEADS UP: With people panic buying due to the pipeline being hacked last week, you must stay calm. #ICYMI, the pipeline is operating again and they expect the flow of fuel should be back to normal in a few days. In the meantime…
DO NOT HOARD FUEL!
As we have seen in the news and on social media, through pictures of people using food containers to hoard fuel and numerous fires, consumers will often use any available container to collect and store fuel: Paint cans, glass bottles, and nonapproved large plastic barrels. These may be convenient, but VERY dangerous, storage vessels. Fuels should only be stored in containers approved by the code official and in quantities limited by the codes.
Generally, in residential occupancies, the storage of Class I (gasoline and gasohol) and Class II (some diesel blends) flammable and combustible liquids is limited to 10 gallons (38 liters (L)). Up to 180 gallons (661 L) may be stored if they are in an approved flammable liquid storage cabinet.
We do not want to be a visitor to your home because the extra fuel you bought caught fire!
Please, only fill up your vehicle’s gas tank and make sure to leave enough gas for everyone else!