Shell Tankers Roll Into Charlotte
1:00 pm
Wed October 1, 2008

Shell Tankers Roll Into Charlotte

Shell Company says it's sending 20 tanker trucks from Indianapolis to help replenish gas supplies in Charlotte. Those trucks were expected to reach North Carolina last night.

The oil company has been trucking in gas from Richmond for the past week. According to the Governor's office the western part of the state has received at least 50 tanker trucks full of gas this week from ports in the Carolinas and Virginia.

Ann Peebles, a Shell spokesperson, says the company continues to limit its distribution to local stations and keep some gas at its terminal in charlotte. "We put the allocations in place so we can stretch the supply for our customers so that we can avoid a complete outage," she said.

Shell says over the past 24 hours it has delivered about 1-and-a-half million gallons of gas to stations in Charlotte.

The company says the twenty trucks from Indianapolis will stay in the area and haul fuel from Charleston, South Carolina to western North Carolina as long as they're needed.

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