Gas shortage concerns hit the news and families began taking their entire fleet of vehicles to the gas station and filling them up. So what is this gas shortage hype all about and do you need to go fill up your vehicle?

According to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, you do not have to run out and fill your gas tanks. During Tuesday's White House press briefing, she gave the following statement:

"Let me emphasize that much as there was no cause for say, hoarding toilet paper at the beginning of the pandemic, there should be no cause for hoarding gasoline.

So in case you're behind the learning curve, here's the tea..... A cyberattack forced the largest US fuel pipeline to shut down Friday. By Monday, it sparked worries of $3 gas in the states of Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. As a result, demands for gas jumped 20% Monday according to GasBuddy, "the cheapest gas app and website finder.

Speaking of Gasbuddy, CNN reported that the resourceful gas finder, was so overwhelmed with gas inquiries that it experienced outages. So, the panic was real... and I won't lie.... I filled up my car with gas lol But all in hopes that the $3 will not come near Texas nor Arkansas.

I got my eyes and ears open, friends! So, anything I find out, you will be the first to know.

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