Shortages of diesel fuel are coming to South Carolina and Georgia, Manfield Energy said | Whuff News

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) – Manfield Energy, a major gasoline distribution provider, has issued a warning that there is a shortage of diesel coming to the Southeastern US – South Carolina and Georgia included.

An official supply warning issued by Mansfield Energy states “Poor shipping economics and historically low diesel inventories are combining to cause shortages in various markets in the Southeast.”

Commissioner Black also says that we are seeing an increase in diesel prices.

“When you see tighter supplies, you’ll always see higher prices. And when those high prices for basic things: fuel, labor, those kinds of things that we’ve seen increase over time, the natural economic effect is that that will be reflected in the retail price that you and I pay,” Agriculture. Georgia Commissioner Gary Black said.

The cause of the shortage, says Black, is not focusing on one thing.

He says the war between Russia and Ukraine has undoubtedly contributed to the shortages – and issues here in America.

“We’re down about 11 or so refineries in America since COVID. Some of them were not working well with the COVID-19 victims. “This has reduced our ability to produce,” said Black.

When it comes down to it – Black says the shortage won’t affect a particular group of people and everyone across the board should be prepared to see prices rise as we approach the end of the year.

“All of us consumers, looking at Christmas, the delivery, the trucks, all the consumer goods, our food, that’s the biggest concern for all of us.”

Commissioner Black added that a local company, Colony Oil, the largest oil exporter in the State of Georgia, operates all the refineries.

WTOC reached out to them to discuss the diesel shortage and see what they expect in the coming months, but they haven’t heard back yet.

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