Toronto gas stations running low on fuel thanks to nasty winter weather
Road conditions and extreme cold making it hard for trucks to deliver gas
After a week of snow, wind and bitter cold, Old Man Winter is now making life hard for Torontonians at the gas pumps.
Dozens of stations around the city have been out of fuel for days, leaving drivers confused and in the lurch.
If you need gas for your commute home in Toronto beware that a lot of gas stations are out of gas (Avenue/Eglinton; Yonge/Roxborough; Bayview/Moore; many others)—@416_Perp
Both local <a href="https://twitter.com/petrocanada?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@petrocanada</a><br>stations running out of gas tonight and a 3rd one getting close. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PolarVotex2019?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PolarVotex2019</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/onstorm?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#onstorm</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Toronto?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Toronto</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/gas?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#gas</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DeepFreeze?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#DeepFreeze</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Goodluck?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Goodluck</a>—@dbpromotionsca
Many gas stations in my <a href="https://twitter.com/Toronto?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@toronto</a> neighborhood with no gas, big line ups at others: likely snow clogged streets preventing tanker trucks in.—@JohnWrightLive
Suppliers say the bad weather has made it hard to deliver fuel to the empty stations, though none have said when the stations will be up and running as usual.
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"Poor weather conditions in the GTA has impacted our delivery schedule. We are working to replenish the sites as quickly as we can, while ensuring the safety of our people," wrote Nicole Fisher, a spokesperson for Suncor Energy.
"This is an industry issue caused by poor road conditions and extreme cold," said Kristen Schmidt of Shell Canada.
Dan McTeague, a senior petroleum analyst with GasBuddy, is advising drivers to avoid filling up unless they have to. He also thinks the crunch will be over soon.
"You're likely to see by midpoint next week, this really won't be much of an issue," he told CBC Toronto.
"There's no shortage at refineries, there's no shortage at the terminal, the pipelines are working quite well. It's the truck transportation and the logistics around that," he added.